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Gardner Meets With Sessions On Decision To Revoke Marijuana Policy

Gardner Meets With Sessions On Decision To Revoke Marijuana Policy

They were reminded to continue working with federal authorities and agencies in other states in targeting the illegal trafficking of controlled substances.

Throughout American history, conservatives have championed "states' rights".

The marijuana industry that was expected to generate roughly $40 billion in economic impact nationwide by 2021 is at a crossroads given a move on January 4, 2018, by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to eliminate certain protections created for the industry by the Obama Administration. "It's not lazy pothead stoners smoking weed all day in their parents' basement".

When recently asked if he would support bills to legalize medical marijuana or medical as well as recreational, Rep. Rohrabacher's response wasn't encouraging. Polis has offered the McClintock/Polis amendment several times throughout the years.

Legalization has also flourished at the state level.

"The decision that was made to legalize marijuana in Colorado was made by the voters of Colorado and only applies within the boundaries of our state", Coffman wrote in his statement. It is also legal in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Alaska and Washington, D.C. Alaska and ME gave Trump electoral votes in 2016.

The study estimates that about 25 percent of the marijuana market will continue to be illicit, and will shrink if the legal marketplace is not overly taxed or expensive.

Cashour referred to a quote from Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin at a White House briefing last May, who said he thought that among "some of the states that have put in appropriate controls [on the use of medical marijuana], there may be some evidence that this is beginning to be helpful". A Sessions statement accompanying the appointment suggests he wants her to step up anti-drug enforcement.

"I did get an email this morning from a couple of dispensaries that said".

Still, some of Trump's high-profile supporters are criticizing the move.

The sentiment that Sessions was undoing the will of the president carried through in Tuesday's letter. The decision has been harshly criticized even by some Republicans. Sen. I have filed 19 lawsuits against the Trump administration, so I have some experience in the courtroom with the federal government. "This is a longstanding limited-government principle". Instead, in states that have legalized the use of medical marijuana, doctors may refer patients to state-approved programs that allow marijuana use in certain circumstances. In rural Fryeburg, Maine, college student Zac Mercauto drives two hours roundtrip, he said, to buy marijuana to manage chronic pain and other health problems.

Mercauto is also one of thousands of Mainers who helped give Trump his sole New England electoral vote.

Although the new guidance encourages communication about veterans' use of marijuana, the agency's position on the drug hasn't changed, said Curtis Cashour, a VA spokesman.

"It was going to keep marching to larger and larger institutions, and I think this is going to slow that down", said Adam Orens, founder of the Marijuana Policy Group. "It's disappointing to see him take that stab at the industry".

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