Colorado lawmakers vow to resist federal attack on state marijuana laws.
Colorado lawmakers are resisting US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ change to the way states deal with legal pot.
On Thursday, Sessions announced he would rescind an Obama-era memo which eased federal enforcement in states that legalized recreational and medical marijuana.
The change allows US Attorneys in states where pot is legal to “decide how aggressively to enforce longstanding federal law prohibiting it,” reports the Associated Press.
Several lawmakers in Colorado, where citizens voted to legalize marijuana in 2012, say the change is an encroachment on states’ rights and the people’s will.
Sessions’ move comes only three days after California officially legalized recreational marijuana.