4 Governors Ask Trump Admin to Chill out on Marijuana Enforcement

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Governors in four states that have legalized marijuana in some form have written a letter to two Trump administration officials requesting they consult with states before making any changes to regulatory and enforcement systems for the drug.

The independent governor of Alaska joined the Democratic governors of Colorado, Oregon and Washington to write a letter to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday, asking them to continue the Obama administration’s hands-off policy towards enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have okayed medicinal or recreational use.

“We understand you and others in the administration have some concerns regarding marijuana,” the governors wrote. “We sympathize, as many of us expressed apprehensions before our states adopted current laws.”

Governors Kate Brown (D-Oregon), John Hickenlooper (D-Colorado), Jay Inslee (D-Washington) and Bill Walker (I-Alaska) signed the letter. Colorado became the first state to legalize pot in January 2014,...

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