Inslee on legal marijuana: ‘We’re not going backwards on this issue’
OLYMPIA -- Leaders in Washington state are reacting to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to rescind an Obama-era policy that has helped legal marijuana flourish in the state and elsewhere. From the governor to the state's attorney general, down to local lawmakers and marijuana advocates, many in Washington criticized Sessions' move to take back the so-called Cole Memo, a letter sent out under the Obama administration that effectively encouraged federal prosecutors not to go after state-legal cannabis operations.