International Business Times: Marijuana Under Trump: Cannabis Advocates Warn Government Against Enforcing Recreational Pot Laws | The National Cannabis Industry Association
International Business Times: Marijuana Under Trump: Cannabis Advocates Warn Government Against Enforcing Recreational Pot Laws
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February 23, 2017
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International Business Times: Marijuana Under Trump: Cannabis Advocates Warn Government Against Enforcing Recreational Pot Laws


Enforcement of the nation’s laws surrounding marijuana despite states legalizing its use in one form or another would be a grave “mistake,” one of the leading pot advocacy groups said in a statement directed at the federal government Thursday. The statement came hours after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced during a media briefing that the administration of President Donald Trump would bring “greater enforcement” of federal laws for recreational marijuana.

“It would be a mistake for the Department of Justice to overthrow the will of the voters and state governments who have created carefully regulated adult-use marijuana programs,”  National Cannabis Industry Association Executive Director Aaron Smith said in the statement. “It would represent a rejection of the values of economic growth, limited government, and respect for federalism that Republicans claim to embrace.”

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.com/marijuana-under-trump-cannabis-advocates-warn-government-against-enforcing-2497038

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