Justice Department Reversal Won't Change Marijuana Enforcement In Ohio

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions.   Associated Press  Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions. Associated Press Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Paul told CNN's Michael Smerconish that Americans should have a choice on marijuana use, and he called Sessions' actions "unconstitutional".

"Legalization of medical marijuana is favored by most voters even in swing states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, which now permit medical marijuana", said Peter Joy, the Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law and director of the School of Law's Criminal Justice Clinic. "It really is because I think Jeff Sessions is one of the most honorable men in Washington, D.C., and I mean that sincerely", Stewart said in an interview on CNN.

"We're ready to protect the state's laws when it comes to marijuana", Becerra said. And Sessions is giving broad discretion to USA attorneys to decide how aggressively to enforce marijuana law, among all the other demands on their time and limited resources. The mayor maintained he has not changed his opinion on the issue but that his response is about President Donald Trump's administration violating states' rights.

Senator Dean Heller said, "knowing Attorney General Sessions' deference to states' rights, I strongly encourage DOJ to meet with Governor Sandoval and [Nevada] Attorney General Laxalt to discuss the implications of changes to federal marijuana policy". "This takes that away".

Stateside's conversation with Barbara McQuade, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of MI.

Trulieve, which has several storefronts in the Tampa Bay Area including Tampa, Bradenton, St. Pete and Sarasota, also says it will continue to distribute and urged customers to contact their representatives in Congress.

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West Chester The U.S. Department of Justice decision to rescind Obama-era guidance on marijuana enforcement is facing bipartisan criticism from local lawmakers. Since 2014, members of Congress have passed annual spending bills that have included a provision protecting those who engage in the state-sanctioned use and dispensing of medical cannabis from undue prosecution by the Department of Justice. Paul said Thursday that he spoke with U.S. Sen. Maryland just began permitting medical marijuana.

The Trump Administration's moves against legal marijuana could put the issue at the center of the next two elections. "For Sessions to really cut the legs out of all those programs is unconscionable".

Marijuana use and possession is still against federal law.

Supporters of legal, recreational marijuana use are speaking out against an announcement Thursday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that clears the way for federal raids and prosecution of growers, distributors and sellers.

She said previously her office had investigated marijuana cases involving organized crime, violent threats and financial crimes. "We all woke up today knowing that there is a greater risk to dispensing recreational marijuana than there was yesterday".

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