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.”
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