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California Leaders Tell DOJ To Halt ‘Counterproductive’ Enforcement Action Against Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

california marijuanaToday, California Representatives, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA13) and Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA48) and Sam Farr (D-CA20), urged Attorney General Lynch to reconsider enforcement actions against California’s medical cannabis dispensaries following comprehensive, stringent and enforceable industry regulations recently signed into law.

“We are concerned that the Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to threaten individuals and businesses acting within the scope of states law on the medicinal use of marijuana despite formal guidance on exercising prosecutorial discretion and recent changes to federal law. It is counterproductive and economically prohibitive to continue a path of hostility toward dispensaries,” write the Members of Congress.

The full text of the letter is available here.

In closing, the Members write, “the will of the both voters at the ballot box and in state legislatures across the country should be respected.”

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Congresswoman Lee is a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, the Steering and Policy Committee, is a Senior Democratic Whip, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and co-chair of the Progressive Caucus. She serves as chair of the Whip’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity.

Source: Representative Barbara Lee press release

  • AntiIgnorant

    I like Bernie’s bill. Just remove it from the drug schedule completely like alcohol. The feds need to get out of our business already! Cannabis is safer than alcohol. End this corrupt prohibition!

  • Jeffrey Snyder

    i am supporting and sending sanders money just because he said he would take weed off of the list…farmers should be able to grow hemp and weed and i should be able to smoke it legally…been waiting 45 years…big pharma seems to have bought washington dc.

  • To get into office you need voters. To stay in office you need the police.

    Or as my grandpappy always used to say, “They are all crooks.”

  • Closet Warrior

    If everyone in this country that tokes up, no matter the reason, would throw just one seed in the ground- a revolution would sprout up too!!! They don’t have a big enough jail for all of us.