- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on the JudiciaryIntroducedJanuary 11th, 2019
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Residents of states that have legalized marijuana — either for medical or recreational use — were protected from prosecution under federal until January 2018, when AG Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era memo on the issue. This bill merely brings that Obama-era memo back into effect.
Since marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, it makes sense that the DOJ should remain able to prosecute people — including residents of states that have legalized marijuana — for marijuana use or possession under federal law.