AP: Attorney General Nominee William Barr Says He Will 'Not Go After' Marijuana Companies
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AP: Attorney General Nominee William Barr Says He Will 'Not Go After' Marijuana Companies

Barr made the comments during his Senate confirmation hearing.

January 15, 2019

U.S. Attorney General nominee Bill Barr says he would "not go after" marijuana companies in states where cannabis is legal.

Barr said at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday that companies had relied on Obama-era guidance that kept federal authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal.

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded that guidance, known as the Cole Memo, last year.

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