Pew Survey Shows Growing Support For Marijuana

Although Arkansas’ Congressional delegation is declining comment, a growing number of Republican members of the U.S. House and Senate, and even Republican governors, disapprove of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions anti-marijuana move that raises uncertainty in the 29 states – including Arkansas – that have legalized the plant for various uses.

In a letter sent to U.S. Attorneys offices across the nation, Sessions on Thursday (Jan. 4) rescinded the Obama administration’s so-called COLE memo adopted by former U.S. Attorney Eric Holder in 2013, and said his department would return to the rule of law directed by Congress and follow well-established principles when pursuing prosecutions related to marijuana activities.

Talk Business & Politics asked the six members of Arkansas’ Congressional delegation their opinion on Sessions’ decision, and about the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment now in Congress designed to protect states against federal interference with voter-approved marijuana legalization.    MORE

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