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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 4, 2018

U.S. Attorney Statement on Marijuana Enforcement in the District of Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore., - Billy J. Williams, United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, provided the below statement on marijuana enforcement in the District of Oregon.

"As noted by Attorney General Sessions, today’s memo on marijuana enforcement directs all U.S. Attorneys to use the reasoned exercise of discretion when pursuing prosecutions related to marijuana crimes. We will continue working with our federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement partners to pursue shared public safety objectives, with an emphasis on stemming the overproduction of marijuana and the diversion of marijuana out of state, dismantling criminal organizations and thwarting violent crime in our communities."

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Updated January 4, 2018