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Colorado governor says DOJ wants to ‘sow doubt’ on marijuana

By Alexis Simendinger

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s tough stance on legalized marijuana could lead to federal closure of some facilities in states where it’s legal, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) predicts in a new interview.

“He does not think in any way that it’s a good thing for this country to have legal marijuana, so when he rattles his saber, I wouldn’t be surprised if he closes down one or two of these facilities just to make that statement,” Hickenlooper told The Hill’s Power Politics podcast.

In 2012, Colorado voters amended the state’s Constitution to legalize recreational marijuana, which went on sale there in 2014. Hickenlooper opposed the measure initially, but has defended the decision as the will of his state.

Read more at The Hill


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