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Date TimeJanuary 04, 2018
VoiceThe U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday will rescind an earlier marijuana policy under former Democratic President Barack Obama that eased enforcement of federal laws amid a growing number of local legalization efforts, according to a source familiar with the change.

Trump administration to end Obama-era marijuana policy
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to board Air Force One for travel to Palm Beach from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., December 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The Obama-era policy, outlined by then-Deputy Attorney General James Cole, recognized marijuana as “a dangerous drug” but said the department expected states and localities that authorized various uses of the drug to effectively regulate and police it.

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