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Attorney General Nominee Speaks on Cannabis


The following is an excerpt from an article on by Tom Angell. See the full piece here.

"...In response to questioning from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Lynch described the policy as an attempt to “work with state systems that have chosen to take admittedly a different approach from the federal government with respect to marijuana.

Loretta Lynch

She pointed out that the Department of Justice’s policy “still requires federal prosecutors to seek prosecution of marijuana cases, particularly where we have situations where children are at risk, where marijuana is crossing state lines — particularly where you have marijuana being trafficked from a state that has chosen a legal framework into a state that has not chosen a legal framework and the attendant harms therein — as well as those who are driving under the influence.”

Later, in response to a question from Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Lynch said that she doesn’t personally support the legalization of marijuana."

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