NORML Responds: White House Threatens To Crack Down On Legal Marijuana

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana. “I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement,” Spicer said, and added that the exact policy is “a question for the Department of Justice.” The Department of Justice is lead by Jeff Sessions, a renowned ardent Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization: The White House Fights Back

Just because a state decides to not arrest people in possession of marijuana, doesn’t mean the federal government is going to sit back and allow it.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  One by one, states are taking matters into their own hands and legalizing marijuana in one form or another. For some, it is for medicinal purposes, commonly called “medical marijuana”. For others, they simply go the route of either “decriminalizing” marijuana — which means reducing possession from a felony to a misdemeanor — or Read the full article…

White House Threatens to Veto Bill That Would Kill D.C.’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law

The White House threatened to veto the 2015 House appropriations bill,  which would effectively quash D.C.'s marijuana decriminalization bill.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The White House threatened Monday to veto the 2015 House appropriations bill,  which contains a buried amendment that would effectively quash D.C.’s marijuana decriminalization bill. In June, Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, tacked on an amendment to the larger appropriations bill that said D.C. could not use any of Read the full article…