Attorney General Garland wants to 'conserve prosecutorial resources' in regards to marijuana

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  • Attorney General Merrick Garland said that Department of Justice resources are not put to the best use prosecuting marijuana-related offenses whether or not states have cannabis legalization laws on the books.
  • Garland, who appeared before a Senate subcommittee in April where marijuana issues were brought up, made the comments as part of written responses to Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). Marijuana Moment first reported Garland's responses.
  • Garland noted that the department's resources are better spent on "violent crimes and other crimes that cause societal harm and endanger our communities."
  • The attorney general also indicated that DoJ may be tackling marijuana issues more generally soon. "The Department is examining a range of issues that relate to marijuana and its production, sale, and use, and we intend to address these issues in the days ahead."
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