Even without the rider that protects medical marijuana, a pot crackdown is unlikely
*Dark Green: Use of cannabis permitted, no doctor’s recommendation required / Green: Use of cannabis permitted only with a doctor’s recommendation / Light Green: States with low-THC, high-CBD laws in place / Grey: No medical cannabis or low-THC, high-CBD laws
Most Americans think marijuana should be legal, and an even larger majority, including most Republicans, says the decision should be left to the states.
Jeff Sessions’ boss, who is already irked at him because of the Russia investigation, has repeatedly said states should be free to legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use (although he is less enthusiastic about the latter option) / Marijuana is legal for recreational use in eight states, home to one in five Americans. Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states. A cannabis crackdown would anger officials from those states, creating political headaches that neither [the current Attorney General] nor [the current President] needs / While the DOJ could close down conspicuous cannabusinesses easily enough, maybe just by sending some threatening letters, it does not have the resources to prevent home cultivation, which is legal in seven of the eight states that allow recreational use. A crackdown would shift the supply from a few visible and regulated sources to myriad uncontrollable growers.
Original Article (Reason):
‘Even without the rider that protects medical marijuana, a pot crackdown is unlikely
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