How the federal crackdown on pot could affect California

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he’ll rescind an Obama administration order that allowed states to legalize marijuana without fear of federal interference. The Cole memo, as it was known, told prosecutors to focus on organized crime and pot crossing state lines. Now it will be up to individual prosecutors how to proceed. The Justice Department calls it a “return to the rule of law.”

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Credits

Guest:
David Ball - Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole