California Democrats condemn AG’s anti-pot policy change | TahoeDailyTribune.com
YOUR AD HERE »

California Democrats condemn AG’s anti-pot policy change

LOS ANGELES — California Democratic leaders are condemning U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind a policy that guided federal authorities to take a hands-off approach to marijuana enforcement in states that legalized use of the drug.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, said Thursday that Sessions’ decision had bulldozed the will of voters and flew in the face of his support for states’ rights.

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says the Trump administration is pursuing a failed path by criminalizing marijuana and is waging a “cynical” war against California.

Newsom, who is running for governor, says the state will pursue all legal, legislative and political options to protect its reforms.

Sessions’ decision comes three days after California became the largest state to legalize sales of recreational pot. Voters approved the law in 2016.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User