Thursday is the deadline for many of Colorado estimated 1,100 undocumented college students to reapply for an important federal program.
DACA currently protects more than 17,000 Colorado minors from deportation.
Sessions recently sent letters to the governors of Colo., Alaska, Ore. and Wash., detailing his concerns with state regulatory efforts. Colorado has responded.
"We must encourage these 'sanctuary' jurisdictions to change their policies," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in announcing the move.
While some marijuana business owners are confident, rumblings from Washington D.C. are scaring off potential investors.
Sen. Cory Gardner voted in favor of President Trump's attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions. Sen. Michael Bennet opposed the nomination.
The Republican did not commit himself to enforcing federal law or continuing the Obama administration's policies regarding the drug.
Advocates and local government leaders say they’ll keep a close eye on any announcements out of Washington, D.C. that may offer clues about the future of Colorado’s marijuana industry.