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Every marijuana legalization bill in the U.S. could be undone by Trump administration

Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:06 pm

After voters approved eight state marijuana ballot initiatives on Election Day, more than half of the 50 states now have laws that permit the drug to be used for medical purposes – and eight now allow it for recreation.

But federal law continues to ban the substance nationwide, and the announcement that US Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, could bring the marijuana legalization movement to a screeching halt. The choice of Mr. Sessions is seen by some analysts as a signal that conservative social values could now take precedence over states rights – especially since recreational pot dispensaries are in mostly "blue" Democratic states.

Pro-marijuana state laws have blossomed in recent years under a lax federal enforcement policy. But Sessions, who served previously as attorney general of his home state, and whom Trump described as "a world-class legal mind ," has long been a vocal opponent of marijuana legalization, raising the possibility that he could lead a charge in asserting federal control over drug policy.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2016/1122/As-Trump-s-AG-how-might-Sessions-crack-down-on-recreational-marijuana

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Post by eddie on Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:10 pm

Okay. Now I'm fucking angry.
Gonna write a very strong email to that straw-headed wanker.

He's gonna piss off the hippies big time.

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Post by Lord Foul on Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:34 am

what happens in such a case if the states band together and tell him to f*ck off????

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Post by Lord Foul on Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:36 am

or just simply refuse to implement

I mean it wouldnt be impossible to lead federal police a merry old dance and cost the central govt a fortune for bugger all results

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:47 am

It could get ugly if the states refuse to obey orders from the federal government ... if you know what I mean.

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Post by Lord Foul on Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:38 am

true...but...they could of course "obey"......just not very ...ermmm effectively

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:17 pm

Lord Foul wrote:true...but...they could of course "obey"......just not very ...ermmm   effectively

That would be a risky move -- it could prompt the Trump administration to send in federal agents, Waco-style.

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Post by Lord Foul on Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:19 pm

scaredy cats....

go on ...you know you want one.......

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