Marijuana News Roundup: US Attorney General Sessions Gets Tough

Marijuana News Roundup: US Attorney General Sessions Gets Tough

In a memo released Friday to all federal prosecutors, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a series of directives that set out the charging and sentencing policies for the U.S. Department of Justice. The memo reverses “any previous inconsistent” policies of the DoJ. Sessions directs prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense.” Calling this policy “moral and just,” Sessions goes on to say: This policy fully utilizes the tools Congress has given us. By definition, the most serious offenses are those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences. The effect of this directive is expected to be a return to a harsher

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