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15 January, 2018, 00:34 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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Quinnipiac Poll Has Strong Majority for Legalization, Opposition to Sessions Move.

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.

New Jersey Legalization Bill Filed.

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 legalize recreational 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.

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