DOJ Says U.S. Prosecutors Won’t Take on Small-Time Pot Cases

Despite the U.S. Justice Department’s decision to lift a policy that discouraged federal authorities from cracking down on pot in legalized states, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said federal prosecutors won’t be taking on small-time marijuana cases, the Associated Press reports. Federal law enforcement will remain focused on larger cases and drug gangs. The Trump administration has taken a tougher line on drugs than previous administrations, with President Trump suggesting the death penalty for drug dealers at a recent rally.
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