A.G. decision unlikely to alter cannabis legalization in Alaska
January 25, 2018
Despite a rescinding of Obama-era orders allowing for the state-by-state legalization process of marijuana earlier this month, the relationship between federal and Alaskan agencies seem unlikely to change at the moment.
On January 4 Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to all United States Attorneys rescinding guidance articles previously issued during the previous presidential administration. This included the memo issued by then-Deputy Attorney General James Cole in 2013.
The Cole memo had laid out a more hands-off policy regarding drug enforcement when it came to state-leve...