AS REPORTED BY CNN
Several states that allow marijuana use reacted with frustration to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescinding of Obama-era guidelines that established a hands-off approach to their marijuana-friendly laws.
While a number of states have decriminalized or legalized marijuana use, it is still illegal under federal law. Among the Justice Department memos, the "Cole memo" in 2013 released a directive to federal prosecutors, adopting the non-interference policy.Federal prosecutors nationwide now will decide how to enforce federal marijuana laws in states where its use is legal. Here is how some state officials reacted: