Leonard: Sessions needs to 'back off' on marijuana
Leonard: Sessions needs to 'back off' on marijuana
New Hampshire And Vermont Move To Legalize Marijuana, Defying Jeff Sessions' New Guidance
12 January, 2018, 17:09
It also rolls back a 2014 Cole memo that directed U.S. Attorneys to apply the same eight enforcement priorities in prosecuting financial crimes based on transactions involving marijuana proceeds.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ramping up federal enforcement of marijuana laws.
"We should believe an uproar of public sentiment can change policy", Inslee said. More blunt was the assessment by state Rep. Doug House (R-North Little Rock), who shepherded the medical marijuana policy framework through the legislature and who has worked to find banking institutions that will handle the state's medical cannabis industry. If there is a crackdown, he said departments like his that have officers assigned to regional and federal drug task forces could be caught in a conflict between state and federal law.
Even President Trump "promised" to keep marijuana legalization a state issue during his campaign. According to the Consumer Research Around Cannabis data, only 13.9% of the Birmingham respondents disapproved of cannabis legalization - putting Sessions in a small minority.
According to the HuffPost/YouGov poll, which surveyed 1,000 US adults on January 5th and 6th, 56% of respondents said that they oppose federal interference in state-legal cannabis sales, with 30% in favor of a DOJ crackdown, and 14% "not sure".
An anti-pot prosecutor in California, with the full blessing of the federal government, would arguably be within his right to shut down a dispensary in that state, even though voters have legalized recreational and medicinal pot use.
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The marijuana industry that was expected to generate roughly $40 billion in economic impact nationwide by 2021 is at a crossroads given a recent move by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to eliminate certain protections created for the industry by the Obama Administration.
Sessions rescinded an Obama-era policy that discouraged federal prosecutors from pursuing marijuana-related charges in states where pot had been legalized.
"Our members have seen first-hand the effects of marijuana use on youth", Canady said.
Jim Borghesani, a MA spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, is urging Congress to take action to resolve what he called the "gray area" between federal and state marijuana law. They were reminded to continue working with federal authorities and agencies in other states in targeting the illegal trafficking of controlled substances. "President Trump has recognized medical marijuana as an appropriate exception to federal enforcement policy", Hutchinson said, "but he's not said the same thing about recreational use". "I have spinal stenosis", said one woman.
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission is scheduled to approve five cultivation center applicants in February, as well as 32 dispensaries in April or May.
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