February 9, 2017

Westword: Jeff Sessions’s Confirmation Spurs Pot Biz Pain, GOP Pleasure, Immigration Worries

Aaron Smith, co-founder and executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, among the oldest and largest marijuana business organizations, resisted the temptation to hit the panic button in his own interview with Westword on the topics of Sessions and Trump.

“Both Mr. Trump and Mr. Sessions have routinely said they support states’ rights on a number of issues, and it’s our job to hold them to their word,” Smith emphasized. “And it’s also our job to make it very, very clear that in states with some form of legal marijuana — and 60 percent of Americans live in those states — those laws don’t change, regardless of what the Department of Justice does.”

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