Group Asks Fed Prosecutor to Clarify Stance on Legal Pot 

BOSTON (AP) — Backers of the state’s recreational marijuana law are asking a top federal prosecutor to clarify his position on legal pot in Massachusetts.

U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said in a statement last week that his office would pursue serious federal crimes involving marijuana, but did not directly address the voter-approved law.

The Yes on 4 Coalition said Monday it was asking Lelling for “clear, unambiguous answers” to several questions, including whether the U.S. attorney would prosecute any businesses that are granted a license by state cannabis regulators to grow, produce, test or sell marijuana.

Lelling’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Last week’s statement followed Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind a previous Justice Department policy of general non-interference with legal marijuana states.

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