Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

American Public To Jeff Sessions: Keep Your Hands Off Legal Marijuana

American Public To Jeff Sessions: Keep Your Hands Off Legal Marijuana

Sessions may embrace federalism only when it suits his fancy, but the Senate should embrace it here and leave the war on marijuana up to the states that still choose to wage it and not force it upon those that don't.

Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy which allowed states to legalize marijuana.

But Anderson said challenges are nothing new in the industry.

Thanks to the numerous studies on the benefits of marijuana, the interest in using the psychoactive drug have grown widely.

The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, which prevents the Department of Justice from using federal funds to prosecute legal cannabis users and business owners, is set to expire on January 19 unless congress can finalize another stop-gap funding bill or approve a final spending plan for the current fiscal year.

"There's a lot of legislation. but this is the home run ball, if you will", Garrett told the News Service on Thursday. A congressional amendment blocks the Justice Department from interfering with medical marijuana programs in states where it is allowed.

"It would not legalize".

Nevertheless, governments have a responsibility to resolve conflicts between state and federal law. "When Jeff Sessions said, 'if you don't like the law change it, ' I said challenge accepted". The group, made up of law enforcement personnel, drug treatment and mental health professionals and others, was formed five months ago to combat the rising tide of risky drugs that are killing many Americans every day. "So that is manifest injustice on its face", Garrett said. The Founding Fathers were fiercely jealous of the inherent rights of the states, and the Constitution reflects this. We need leaders in Congress who will respect the wishes of the citizens of these several states, crafting policy that gives them space to practice healthy federalism on this issue.


Bryan Salte, the associate registrar and legal counsel for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan, said doctors will have to wait and see whether or not more people turn to self-medicating once the drug is legalised. Top Massachusetts politicians move cautiously on marijuana. His order is especially hostile to the eight states that have legalized recreational pot.

While governments struggling to keep up with the cost of everything from worker pensions to paving streets are eager for the cascade of new tax money from commercial pot sales, some worry the new high taxes may send people back to the black market for weed.

"It could lead to full legalization or reclassification of marijuana to one where federal penalties for those engaging in state-legalized activity will be removed", Touchberry wrote in an email.

Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill Filed. That would leave it up to each state and its voters to decide whether legalization works for them.

According to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, 70 percent of Americans opposed enforcing federal marijuana laws on states.

Maybe it's the process of attaining a permit from the state and clearing all the red tape from localities, or maybe it's the fear of breaking laws that deter the opening of marijuana retail shops. Four unnamed White House officials and advisers cited in the report said that Trump remains angry about Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the investigation.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to reopen the door to more federal enforcement of marijuana laws has created a growing backlash within his own party, and potentially an election-year problem for some of its most vulnerable members. A study from New Frontier Data, an analytics firm focused on the marijuana industry, estimates that if marijuana were legal nationwide, it would generate federal tax revenues of almost $132 billion over the next eight years.

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