Legalizing Marijuana Nationwide Would Create One Million Jobs, Study Says

Under the Trump administration the Department of Homeland Security has announced the end of TPS for immigrants from El Salvador Haiti Sudan and Nicaragua but extended it for immigrants from South Sudan. And this year the agency will decide whether

Really? How exactly is that going to work?

Under Sessions' new guidelines, federal prosecutors in states where recreational use of marijuana is legal will decide if and when to enforce federal laws prohibiting its use.

I'm thinking this cat is already out of the bag. That's because the TSX has said it may delist marijuana stocks which run afoul of US federal law. As reported by CBS News, in his memo rescinding the previous guidance on marijuana, Sessions noted a study that showed a 20 percent increase in marijuana usage by young people in 2014 in Colorado.

"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.

Maybe it's the process of attaining a permit from the state and clearing all the red tape from localities, or maybe it's the fear of breaking laws that deter the opening of marijuana retail shops. He is a state employee, but his jurisdiction does not cover federal issues. By party, 57 percent of Republicans and 56 percent of Democrats agree.

First, the dollars and cents.

"Congress's judgment on marijuana activity is reflected in the Controlled Substances Act", Williams wrote in The Oregonian/OregonLive, referring to the fact that marijuana remains on the federal list of illegal substances. That will likely rise to $9 billion this year.

Under the Trump administration the Department of Homeland Security has announced the end of TPS for immigrants from El Salvador Haiti Sudan and Nicaragua but extended it for immigrants from South Sudan. And this year the agency will decide whether

As I mentioned in my last column, Trump is the first president since Eisenhower to have not visited California during his first year of office, even during the fire storms that is expected to cost the state $180 Billion. NY legalized medical marijuana back in 2014.

And, about those constituents.

On November 30, 2017 the last of the 24 available licenses for growing marijuana intended for medical usage in OH were awarded. Even the conservative American Legion backs access to cannabis for its members who suffer from PTSD and painful conditions borne of war.

"No, Attorney General Sessions". Marijuana prohibition was one of the failed fronts in the USA drug war, which fostered a criminal underground and puts too many people in jail. One lawmaker from Florida, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, lectured the attorney general about priorities. "He should focus his energies on prosecuting criminals, not patients".

"Legal marijuana has become so entrenched in the US - it's a multibillion-dollar industry - and I don't see the people who are behind this, people like myself, rolling over for the Justice Department, which means Congress will have to act", Morse said. Or they could follow Colorado U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer's lead: He said Thursday he would make no changes to the way he handles marijuana cases in his state. For comparison, postal agents in Colorado seized just 984 pounds of marijuana during a four-year period beginning in 2013.

This political showdown should have come as no surprise. Most attempts by state legislatures to decriminalize marijuana have bogged down in questions of how to enforce the drug's use, Candelora said. The state fully legalized medical cannabis in 2007. But in more than 30 states where pot is legal in some form, including CT, it's classified as a schedule 2 drug. He didn't mandate federal prosecution of cannabis cases but made non-prosecution less certain.

What Sessions did was to send the issue where it rightly belongs and shined a bright light on Congress to finally do something about reconciling the conflict between states that have legalized medicinal and/or recreational use and the laws on the books classifying the drug alongside heroin and cocaine. 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.

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