We’ve linked to an article in the Washington Post, but our “post above the post” today is going to provide links to other articles where you can see what a large number of elected officials of both parties, members of libertarian movements, reform organizations, conservative states rights lobbying groups and others are saying – and what’s clear is that the AG is getting little support anywhere for his actions.
Here’s one quote from the Post article:
“Regardless of their stance on legalization, an overwhelming majority of voters of all political persuasions say that the federal government should not interfere with state-level legalization efforts.
A July Quinnipiac poll found that 75 percent of Americans, including 59 percent of Republicans, said that they oppose the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized it.”
Officials in Washington State – including the governor and the mayor of Seattle are also equally critical: http://bit.ly/2D0syTf and http://bit.ly/2CZqScE
Colorado officials feel equally strongly: http://ift.tt/2qpB7Eu
As is the case in California: http://ift.tt/2F0r5wT
And in Oregon, where the governor and law enforcement officials held a press conference: http://bit.ly/2CKR2Tw
And a US Senator from Massachusetts: http://ift.tt/2EVV20S
Meanwhile, in Vermont, following the federal move, the State Legislature voted for increased liberalization the same day: http://wapo.st/2qznTVP
This article brings in the views of NORML, a conservative group backed by the Koch family, human rights groups and cannabis industry groups: http://ift.tt/2CRHMtA
We could post another ten or twenty links from other states and members of Congress. And we hope you take the time to read some of these.
In short, we agree with the headline of the Post article below. In our opinion, this move will not roll back the medicinal cannabis reform movement, and in fact could hasten congressional action to rationalize the situation, although we’ll have to wait and see about that…..
#MMJ #ColeMemo #Sessions #USpol #UTpol #TRUCE
See full article – Analysis | Jeff Sessions faces a steep uphill battle in his war on pot