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Sessions Reverses Obama Pot Policy, Could Muddle Marijuana Legalization In Mass.17:00
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Marijuana plants are for sale at Harborside marijuana dispensary, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Starting New Year's Day, recreational marijuana can be sold legally in California. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner)
Marijuana plants are for sale at Harborside marijuana dispensary, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Starting New Year's Day, recreational marijuana can be sold legally in California. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner)
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The Trump administration has ended an Obama-era policy that could have a big impact on states like Massachusetts that have legalized marijuana.

Under federal law, pot is still illegal, but former President Barack Obama discouraged federal prosecutors from enforcing the law in states that have legalized the drug. Now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has freed federal prosecutors to enforce the federal law more aggressively.

The Department of Justice called it "a return to the rule of law." But, the Massachusetts' Cannabis Control Commissions said "nothing has changed," and will continue to work towards a legal marijuana market.

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Jim Borghesani, Massachusetts spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project and former Communications Director for the Yes On Four campaign.

This segment aired on January 4, 2018.

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