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U.S.: Nevada Representative Kihuen Asks U.S. Attorney General Sessions To Honor Will of Voters
Author: restore  10/07/2017 - 21:35:00

By Michael Bachara 
Hemp News 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 30, Nevada Representative Ruben J. Kihuen (D - 4th District) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking that the Department of Justice continue to not prosecute cannabis-related cases where the alleged crime is legal under state law. 

In the letter, Rep. Kihuen wrote: "As you [Attorney General Sessions] may know, starting on July 1, 2017, adults over 21 years of age will be able to legally purchase and possess marijuana under Nevada state law. Given that marijuana is still illegal under federal law, I ask that you continue to recognize the precedent set under President Obama's Department of Justice (DOJ) and avoid prosecuting individuals and firms operating legally under state law for marijuana-related offenses."

The Nevada ballot initiative, passed last November, puts some common sense restrictions on how much marijuana an individual can possess and under what circumstances its use would still be illegal. Local governments have worked to put in place regulations that match the needs of their individual communities and continue to tweak and refine these regulations to ensure that recreational marijuana sales are approached in a manner that protects the safety of our communities and allows for the free flow of commerce.

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Original article from crrh.org:U.S.: Nevada Representative Kihuen Asks U.S. Attorney General Sessions To Honor Will of Voters


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