Over 50 lawmakers challenge Trump on his strict marijuana laws
President Trump received a letter on Thursday from 54 Republicans and Democrats, pressing him to have Attorney General Jeff Sessions "reinstate Obama-era policy that gave states leeway" in marijuana legalization, the Hill reports.
Why it matters: Sessions rescinded a 2013 policy called the Cole Memo, which kept "federal prosecutors from bringing marijuana-related charges in states that had legalized recreational use," per the Hill. The bipartisan group of lawmakers who wrote to Trump say this violates states' rights.
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