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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

Tipton Statement on Department of Justice Plan to Rescind Cole Memo

January 4, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) made the following statement after the Department of Justice announced its plan to rescind the Cole Memo:

“The announcement by the Department of Justice is a drastic departure from the Attorney General’s previous commitment to Senator Cory Gardner during the confirmation process that he would uphold the Obama Administration’s treatment of marijuana enforcement and President Trump’s comments that he would leave it to the states. Furthermore it creates even greater confusion and uncertainty by leaving enforcement decisions up to federal prosecutors. The Department of Justice should provide guidance on enforcement of marijuana for states that have voted to legalize it. The people of Colorado voted to legalize marijuana in the state, and I am committed to defending the will of Coloradans.”

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