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“At this point, Arkansas has not issued licenses and there are a few more months before seeds can legally go into dirt”.
That public opinion, by the way, continues to strengthen in favor of cannabis. A new Pew Research Survey says 6 out of 10 Americans now support the measure.
Walsh, the former USA attorney for Colorado, said sitting and incoming top federal prosecutors in pot-friendly states should rely on their staffs, who have years of experience investigating cases, to put marijuana in context with other priorities. “We believe that it is critical for our local, state, and particularly federal elected officials to take all actions necessary to protect the positive progress we’ve made toward federally legalizing cannabis, creating new well-paying jobs, saving patients’ lives, and working to restore the rights of people who have been harmed by prohibition”, he added. “My first thought in that regard is to say, ‘Are you taking this for a medical reason and is there a legal alternative under the federal regime?’”
She marveled at the difference between buying a legal bag of weed from the times in her 20s when she was buying marijuana on the streets, a situation she said exposed her to contaminated products and unsafe situations. “‘We don’t want you to come to work impaired’”.
Currently, most states allow medical use.
“That’s not me”, Roth told residents at a Saturday meeting in Pahoa.
“We’ll have to digest it a little bit more and see what the alternatives are that he’s looking to provide, if any”, Hill said. He is proudly stuck in the past and claims marijuana is “only slightly less awful” than drugs like heroin.
“Tourism has been a part of every cannabis industry, whether it’s Colorado or Washington or OR, in a substantial way”, Gordon said, adding that his clients have reported that as many as 30% to 40% of their cannabis customers are tourists. According to Troyer, this policy will not change.
Flores said numerous employers she knows are keeping their status quo on marijuana usage.
“It’s certainly a concern”, Johnson said.
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The change, he said, removes “clarity and consistency” for an industry that depended on it.
Disrupting marijuana businesses is exactly what Sessions intends. Seeing as how there is only medical marijuana dispensaries allowed in Teller and El Paso Counties, local businesses will be able to operate as normal.
Private arenas can prohibit possession of marijuana in their own rules.
Former Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) called on Attorney General Jeff Session to resign on Saturday following his decision to end an Obama-era policy that had a lenient approach to dealing with states where marijuana has been legalized. He later became a career state and federal prosecutor who has spoken favorably of a previous federal marijuana crackdown.
I’m talking about the cases where tons of marijuana get moved from Jamaica through the U.S. Sessions states in the one-page memo that the DOJ has “finite resources” and prosecutors should follow “the well-established principals that govern federal prosecutions” which include “the seriousness of the crime, the deterrent effect of criminal prosecution, and the cumulative impact of particular crimes on the community”.
Officials with the USA attorney’s office for Maryland declined to comment on Thursday, referring all questions to the Department of Justice in Washington.
“The cultivation, distribution and possession of marijuana has always been and remains a violation of federal law for all purposes”, she later said in a statement.