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Legalized Marijuana Crackdown 'Not Priority' in Delaware

Posted: Jan 09, 2018 8:55 AM Updated:
Acting U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss (Photo: U.S. DOJ) Acting U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss (Photo: U.S. DOJ)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era leniency policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, Delaware's top federal prosecutor says that a crackdown on state-approved marijuana operations is unlikely.

Acting U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss said Monday that his office has limited resources, and prosecuting Delaware's roughly 3,600 medical marijuana users is "certainly not a priority." He indicated it's unlikely he'll try to shut down the state's two existing medical marijuana dispensaries or stop the two new facilities slated to open this year.

Sessions' Jan. 4 memo came as Delaware works to expand its seven-year-old medical marijuana program and mulls creating a legal recreational cannabis industry.

President Donald Trump nominated Weiss to the post in November.

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