Trump Administration Takes Aim at Marijuana in States Where It's Legal
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 723 , Segment 1
Episode: Stand-Off over Marijuana, Teens Helping Strangers, Burglar Personality Types
- Jan 11, 2018
- 16:45 mins
Guest: Daniel McConkie, JD, Assistant Professor of Law, Northern Illinois University Voters in eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana use – most recently California, where the law took effect just last week. More than a dozen other states allow marijuana use for medical purposes in a fairly broad fashion. The problem is that federal law still says it’s illegal to grow, sell or use marijuana. And last week, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave federal prosecutors a green light to go after marijuana businesses in states that have legalized its use. This is a shift from the Obama Administration, which had federal prosecutors generally defer to state marijuana laws.