Arkansas Congressional Challengers Oppose Marijuana Enforcement Directive

While Arkansas’ Congressional delegation offered no comment or a wait-and-see attitude on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recent directive to enforce federal marijuana laws, many challengers to the current incumbents offered strong opinions in opposition to the Department of Justice leader’s latest move.

Five Democratic Congressional candidates for 2018 registered their opinions generally condemning Sessions’ move. One Republican primary challenger has yet to respond, but is expected to offer an opinion.

On Thursday, Sessions rescinded the Obama administration’s so-called COLE memo adopted by former U.S. Attorney Eric Holder in 2013, and said his department would return to the rule of law directed by Congress and follow well-established principles when pursuing prosecutions related to marijuana activities.     MORE

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