Cantwell Statement on Department of Justice Rollback of Cole Memorandum

Seattle, WA – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his decision to rescind the Cole Memorandum, which changes federal enforcement policies regarding marijuana laws.

“The Trump Administration’s decision is misguided and harmful. Instead of respecting the will of voters across our country and seeking input from states on how to move forward, the Attorney General is taking the Department of Justice backwards. I will continue to support my state’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana."