U.S. judge weighs challenge to federal marijuana prohibition

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn the United States' longstanding prohibition of marijuana, the latest court battle over federal policy under President Donald Trump's administration. The argument, before U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan, came about a month after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would abandon a policy of former President Barack Obama that had left regulation of the drug largely up to states. Several states including, California, Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and 29 states allow some medical use....

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