Pol­icy on le­gal pot states to be set in July

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — An­drea Noble

States that have le­gal­ized recre­ational or med­i­cal mar­i­juana could have a bet­ter idea by late July how the Justice De­part­ment will han­dle mar­i­juana en­force­ment un­der the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion.

At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions is­sued a memo Wed­nes­day in­di­cat­ing that ini­tial rec­om­men­da­tions from the de­part­ment’s new task force on crime re­duc­tion and pub­lic safety are due July 27.

The task force is ex­pected to iden­tify ways to re­duce vi­o­lent crime and il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion and, as part of that un­der­tak­ing, is eval­u­at­ing ex­ist­ing pol­icy in nu­mer­ous ar­eas — in­clud­ing en­force­ment, charg­ing, sen­tenc­ing and as­set for­fei­ture.

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