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Why it will be difficult for Jeff Sessions to put the genie back into the bottle on marijuana policy

Hannah, A. Lee and Mallinson, Daniel J. (2018) Why it will be difficult for Jeff Sessions to put the genie back into the bottle on marijuana policy. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (09 Jan 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last week, the US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, announced that he would be revoking Obama-era Department of Justice guidance which left the enforcement of marijuana policy to the states by giving prosecutors more discretion to pursue marijuana cases. A. Lee Hannah and Daniel J. Mallinson write that Sessions' policy about-face draws opposition from many of those in his own party, state US attorneys, interest groups, and state legislatures. Given that the federal government is dependent on state and local law enforcement for implementing drug prohibition, this opposition could well push Congress to change federal marijuana law.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2018 11:54
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88540

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