Marijuana Legalization

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State lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have prevented businesses from firing workers who use marijuana outside of the office. KUNC’s Scott Franz has more.

As marijuana becomes legal around the country, blacks and Latinos are often left out of new business opportunities. Advocates say people of color are often reluctant to join the growing legal marijuana economy because they were targeted far more often than whites during the war on drugs. Studies show members of such communities were arrested and jailed for illegal marijuana use far more often than whites.


US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today that he plans to end Federal non-interference with state marijuana legalization laws by reversing the Cole Memorandum and other Obama-era policies. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner says this is completely the opposite of promises made by Sessions and President Trump. Here’s a clip from Gardner’s remarks from the Senate floor. Gardner says he'll put a hold on Department of Justice nominations until Sessions reinstates and re-implements the Cole Memorandum.