Governors To Trump Admin: Stay Away From Our Marijuana Laws
- Governors from four states where recreational marijuana is legal for adult use sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday urging them to respect state cannabis laws.
The letter, signed by Alaksa Gov. Bill Walker, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, implores the administration to continue the policy set by a 2013 Justice Department memo allowing state marijuana laws to go into effect without federal intervention. Sessions, a longtime critic of marijuana use, has indicated his department may reverse that Obama-era policy and begin cracking down on state-level legalization efforts.
"We understand you and others in the administration have some concerns regarding marijuana," the letter continues. "We sympathize, as many of us expressed apprehensions before our states adopted current laws. As governors, we have committed to implementing the will of our citizens and have worked cooperatively with our legislatures to establish robust regulatory structures that prioritize public health and public safety, reduce inequitable incarceration and expand our economies."(Excerpt) Read more at: huffingtonpost.com ...
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