This post first appeared on his blog, Fractals of Change. Congress: Seize the moment and legalize marijuana. His legislation has attracted increased attention - including from one MA congressman - in the week since Sessions revoked an Obama-era policy that had essentially given the green light to state-sanctioned cannabis commerce.
"I do not support legalizing marijuana for recreational use and believe that the federal law should be enforced", Ms. Vincentz reported that Mr. Zeldin said. We are seeing a spike in marijuana-related accidents.
If Congress did exempt marijuana from the CSA, which already exempts tobacco and alcohol, pot would not become legal everywhere.
"Consumers want to do things legally in general, but they don't want to do it at too much of a price", Whitney said.
Under CSA the Drug Enforcement Administration has the authority to remove a substance from the various schedules.
So, I believe federal law should reflect their will. States across the nation, these many laboratories of democracy, are experimenting with newfound regulatory schemes for this drug.
"At this point, we have no details about what the attorney general plans to do or what is going to happen, but regardless this is going to slow down investment in one of the fastest-growing industries", said Jeffrey Paul, vice president of sales for Cannabinniers.
A Republican who served as a prosecutor for a decade before entering politics, Garrett past year filed a bill to end the federal ban on marijuana and allow individual states to determine what marijuana policy is best.
The federal government needs to endorse the medical marijuana industry to further important research and make it available to patients who are not responding to synthetic medications or other treatments.
However, not all U.S. Attorney's are onboard with Session's new plans. Marijuana is not the same as heroin.
Were the legislature to legalize the drug and its retail sale in Connecticut, Sessions' hawkish stance on pot could dissuade some from entering the marijuana market. Where is the Sanders bill to declassify marijuana? Every day, I see people yakking on cell phones while driving. Trump's Republicans love states' rights.
With all the hype over California marijuana, purchasers are startled by the lack of places to get the coveted pot. "The federal law is the same as it's always been". Presumably he'd support delisting. Sessions' unwise move on marijuana may backfire. The bill would allow people suffering from a qualifying list of conditions to use medical marijuana. But it remains to be seen what the United States will do in terms of enforcing the federal cannabis laws.
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. "I will continue to make this clear to the (Trump) Administration".
The new ETF will be listed on Canada's Aequitas NEO Exchange instead of the Toronto Stock Exchange, where Horizons's other marijuana ETF trades. My mandate now is to wisely regulate marijuana, not second-guess the will of the voters. Sessions, a famously strong believer in states' rights on other matters, shouldn't turn away from that principle on this issue, when it could do the most good.
Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era set of guidelines known as the Cole and Ogden memos, which indicated the federal government would not interfere with state cannabis regulations as long as the drug was not marketed to minors, trafficked by cartels, sold across state lines, or cultivated on federal land. "That would be his top priority, and that is regardless of what the topic is".
Rizer and Blevins said marijuana comprised at least 50 percent of cartels' total revenue as recently as 2013, citing intelligence received from Mexican law enforcement. Time for Congress to put their votes where their mouths are and "follow the will of the people".