Politics Jan 04

File photo of a marijuana plant by Tony Avelar/The Christian Science Monitor
U.S. expected to end policy that lets legal pot flourish

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana in an expected announcement Thursday. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country.

Now legal in eight states, there are unanswered questions about the impact of recreational marijuana on public health. To maximize potency, pot can be purified for maximum THC, its psychoactive ingredient. But a lack of research and restrictions on these…

The District of Columbia joined Colorado, Alaska and Washington state in legalizing recreational use and possession of marijuana. Federal law still outlaws the drug, however, putting the nation’s capital at the high-profile crossroads of both state and federal laws. Gwen…

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