By, Paul Elias
A White House drug office official has offered assurances that a marijuana policy panel will be objective and dispassionate as it examines the effects of legalization in some states, a Colorado senator said.
BuzzFeed News said the committee had asked 14 federal agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to submit “data demonstrating the most significant negative trends” about marijuana and its national “threats.” The online news site based its reporting on documents it had obtained.
Bennett’s Republican Senate counterpart, Cory Gardner, said in April 2018 that he received assurances from President Donald Trump that the Department of Justice, headed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will not enforce federal crackdowns against cannabis in a legal marijuana state like Colorado.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado is seen through cutouts in a wooden chair July 4, 2017, during a meeting with a group of journalists in Mexico City. Bennet said James Carroll, acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), would use scientific data to evaluate the effects of cannabis legalization in Colorado and other states. (Associated Press File Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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