Maine Feds to Focus More on Traffickers of Hard Drugs Over Marijuana Cases
Maine voters approved a law legalizing recreational marijuana in November 2016, so it's legal for adults to use the drug as of last year. However, thanks for Republican Governor Paul LePage's veto of the related legislation, it remains illegal to buy marijuana in Maine.
In a statement Tuesday, Maine's top federal attorney Halsey Frank quelled the fears of potheads everywhere with a statement that his office will not be prioritizing prosecution of marijuana cases, according to WMTW. Instead, they will focus their efforts against traffickers of hard drugs such as opiates, cocaine, and crack.
Frank's sentiments follow Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent reversal of Obama-era policy to not prosecute marijuana cases in states where the substance is legal, according to WMTW.