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Alaska Senate refuses to hear measure on marijuana policy

 

March 15, 2018



JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate was supposed to consider a measure Wednesday saying the federal government's new enforcement policy on marijuana is an affront to Alaska voters, who voted to legalize recreational use.

Instead, a member of the Republican-led Senate majority offered something quite different.

The Senate refused to consider Senate Minority Leader

Berta Gardner's proposal, which was a response to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinding Obama-era guidance that

allowed legalized marijuana to flourish by limiting federal enforcement.

Sessions axed that directive...



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