Gardner apparently doesn't think his obligation to the people of Colorado includes doing his job by pushing for amendment of the offending federal law. Hispanics were evenly divided with 48% opposed and 48% in favor.
Sessions said in his statement, "It is the mission of the Department of Justice to enforce the laws of the United States, and the previous issuance of guidance undermines the rule of law and the ability of our local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement partners to carry out this mission". The DEA has rejected petitions to allow use of marijuana for medicinal purposes several times; the latest rejection was in 2011 and was upheld on appeal in 2013. Sessions' pot memo creates big decision for USA attorneys. Despite what is stopping most shops, the ones that did open have been slammed with business.
That would amount to $3.4 billion in recreational retail sales in the first full year, and $643 million in tax revenue for the state. The study also calculated that nationwide legalization would create almost 800,000 jobs, with that number rising to more than 1.1. million by 2025. Making marijuana legal reduces violence. "Nobody changed their mind in today's meeting", he said.
City mayors in the two USA states with the oldest legal cannabis industries are leading the pushback against the Trump administration's announcement of stricter enforcement of the drug, saying its regulated use is a boost to city coffers.
Meanwhile, according to New Frontier CEO Giadha Aguirre De Carcer, the government would stand to do very well if marijuana, as has been shown in Washington state and Colorado, was taxed as a legal commodity. Incoming Gov. Phil Murphy (D) has said he supports legalization. Residents and tourists are allowed to purchase one ounce of cannabis flower at a time, seven grams of concentrates, 16 ounces of edibles and 72 ounces of liquids. As a senator, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was no fan of marijuana and the president himself is a teetotaler. Republicans Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, one of the first states to legalizerecreational grass, expressed a sense of betrayal.
The economic growth would be pushed by increased demand on various industries, according to the Marijuana Policy Group. And there's more motivation to fight when there are significant profits to fight over, he added. The state is no yet taking applications for dispensaries or grow operations. "You have a lot of people like that in the USA, so not only would cartels be able to tap back into their former market, but they'd absolutely have a bigger market".
Addressing the opioid crisis our country is now facing would be a better use of federal funds and manpower. We have too many insane laws. The resolution, however, is toothless without action from the state legislature. The head of the Iranian judiciary on Tuesday made it official: Iran has reformed its death penalty statutes and will radically reduce the number of people facing execution for drug offenses. Keeping it listed alongside the highly-addictive and far more risky heroin and cocaine makes no sense given what's been seen in Alaska and elsewhere it has been legalized. The new thresholds are to be applied retroactively, potentially saving the lives of thousands on death row. Congress: Seize the moment and legalize marijuana. Until then it would be an inappropriate abdication of my duties to issue any blanket proclamations on our marijuana enforcement strategy in light of federal law. I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. And youth marijuana use is up 12 percent, 55 percent higher than the national average.
Sitting here as a batsman, the first priority is to win games but if the ball takes the upper hand, so be it. Bhuvneshwar performed well in Cape Town and excluding him like this isn't justified", Sehwag stressed.
The Syrian army, supported by Iran-backed militias and Russian air power, began an offensive in late October in Hama province. The source said fierce battles were however underway in the area and army advances were continuing.
Once the fingerprint is registered, unlocking the phone works just fine, like any other physical fingerprint sensors . What's it like to use? We demoed the fingerprint scanner and we have to say the near-final solution is solid.
A body found earlier last week is believed to be another of the 32 crew members, which included 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis . Three bodies have been recovered from the sea, leaving 29 crew members still unaccounted for.
In total, 12 fire engines were deployed to tackle the blaze, with crews from Greater Manchester and Lancashire assisting. But the building had to be evacuated after a fire involving a number of vehicles was reported shortly after 4.30pm.
He continued cutting my hijab again", Noman told reporters, alleging that the person was grinning at her before fleeing again. She screamed and the man ran off, but returned a few minutes later. "He came again.
For example, quick passes to running back Jerrick McKinnon out of the backfield could go a long way toward winning this game. Vikings: making 29th overall playoff appearance (27th since merger), 19-28 in postseason play (17-26 since merger)...
Gogoi said this on the sidelines of a programme when asked about the way forward to resolve the present crisis with the judiciary. Judge Loya was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh alleged fake encounter case when he died under "mysterious" conditions.
Finally she left, she said, and sent him a text message saying: "Last night might've been fun for you, but it wasn't for me". The publication says Ansari allegedly ignored Grace's "verbal and non-verbal" cues to not have sex.
The Moon Jae-in government later made a decision not to seek the renegotiation of what it called the "flawed" agreement. In the 2015 agreement Japan was forced to pay around￥1 billion (approximately $9 million) to a fund for comfort women.
While there isn't a written rule against PDA, the fact that Harry and Markle seem to enjoy it isn't sitting well with everyone. Jaggers says that the couple appeared to be "very inspired by all the young people they met".
The number of flu cases in Alabama is on the rise
Health professionals say one reason for the spike in cases may be that year's flu vaccine was not as effective as in other years. H3N2 is one of the strains contained in this year's flu vaccine along with two or three others, depending on the vaccine.
Czech presidential election starts
Zeman's other rivals include ex-gambler and songwriter Michal Horacek, and former rightwing premier Mirek Topolanek. The face-off, on January 26-27, is shaping up to be a clash not only of politics, but also personalities.
Donald Trump cancels United Kingdom visit, blames Obama
Mr Trump has also been offered a full-blown state visit to Britain but no date has been set amid jitters over protests. Trump's secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil boss Rex Tillerson , will come to open the U.S. embassy in his place.