Colorado gets a letter from Sessions
Not the kind of letter you want to receive: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is questioning how effective marijuana regulation is in Colorado, pointing to a 2016 report that cites increased traffic deaths, emergency room visits and pot consumption among youths since the drug was legalized for recreational use in 2014. Since cannabis compounds, unlike alcohol, remain in the system for weeks after inhalation or ingestion, some of these findings in Sessions reports do not actually prove that more people are operating motor vehicles while stoned. We know Sessions is negative on the cannabis, so these reports are angled to support his perspective, but regardless, there are so many details that need to be looked at and we hope Colorado can sort through it. We have not heard if Oregon received such a letter, but let’s watch how Colorado and Washington deal in the coming future. Read the full article here. And for a more comprehensive take on these warning reports and Sessions (also sent to Washington) read here.