Arkansas reacts

Arkansas reacts

Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era memo that discouraged enforcement of federal marijuana restrictions on states where cannabis has been legalized.

This does not necessarily mean the budding medical marijuana industry in Arkansas, approved by a 2016 ballot initiative, will be subject to prosecution by federal officials. But unless Congress keeps in the 2019 budget the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment to stop the Department of Justice from spending money on medical marijuana crackdowns, law enforcement could target the marijuana industry.

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