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Bonamici Statement on Reports of Justice Department Rescinding Federal Marijuana Directive

January 4, 2018
Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC [01/04/18] – Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) issued the following statement about reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reversing federal policy regarding states that have legalized the use of marijuana:

“Oregon voters have spoken, and the federal government must respect the will of the states that have legalized the use of marijuana. The Department of Justice has much more important things to focus on than prosecuting licensed, legitimate businesses. We should be working together to respect state laws, make implementation as smooth as possible, and support businesses that are adding jobs and tax revenue to Oregon. Attorney General Sessions’ misguided efforts to restore the failed War on Drugs by prosecuting Oregon businesses is a waste of taxpayer money that will harm communities.”