Marijuana remains illegal nationwide under federal law. The Obama Administration has decided against interfering with medical marijuana and the recreational marijuana programs in Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia. In addition to the two New England states, joining the ranks of permitting possession and sales this week were Nevada and California. Arizona voters rejected legalization.
“As far as the new administration goes, there is a little bit of watching and waiting,” said Taylor West, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association. “As a candidate, Donald Trump did express on more than one occasion the idea that states should be allowed to have these programs without the federal government interfering, but also on occasion made statements that seemed slightly less supportive of the industry.”
November 11, 2016
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