"This bleak outlook had not yet emerged on when I spoke with Justin Strekal, the political director for the National Organization of the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML. After describing the complicated legislative process that has so far kept the Justice Department "from spending any federal resources whatsoever, not one agent, not one paper clip, to go after state lawful medical marijuana programs," Strekal discussed other methods that Sessions could use to attack marijuana legalization — including rescinding the Cole Memo.
"Just a couple of weeks ago, the Attorney General and the DOJ went through and purged a number of Obama-era guidance memos," he said. "The Cole Memo was not among them." Although Sessions had continued his "lifelong anti-marijuana rhetoric as attorney general,"" Strekal continued, "his actions so far have been just talk.