Zeldin Sides With Sessions On Recreational Marijuana Crackdown

Zeldin Sides With Sessions On Recreational Marijuana Crackdown

In addition to the overwhelming support for medical marijuana, the Quinnipiac poll also revealed that Sessions is extremely unpopular.

As for recreational adult use of marijuana, why not begin regulating and taxing a rapidly growing industry that could fund important government projects, while helping to make its use safer by keeping it off the streets, where it's often laced with potentially harmful drugs and chemicals?

Presently marijuana is considered a Schedule 1 drug under the federal Controlled Substance Act, right next to heroin. According to these studies, marijuana decreases seizures, stops cancer from spreading, slows Alzheimer's and even treats Glaucoma, just to name some of its medical benefits. Advocates of marijuana legalization also argue that by fully legalizing or even simply reclassifying marijuana, millions of Americans who are now prevented from using medical marijuana would be able to benefit from its therapeutic value.

New Jersey Legalization Bill Filed. Who knows what the unintended consequences could be down the line in a state like Pennsylvania, where a meticulous process has been rolled out over the last two years to successfully and legally jumpstart a medical marijuana program. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. Any amount an individual is caught with translates to a misdemeanor, with up to one year jail time and a maximum fine of $1,000.

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Democratic Gov. -elect Phil Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive, has pledged to sign legislation into law that would allow for the possession and sale of recreational marijuana. They found that if marijuana was made legal across the country, and taxed at 15%, it would generate at least $131.8 billion in tax revenue between 2017 and 2025.

"If cannabis businesses were legalized tomorrow and taxed as normal businesses with a standard 35 percent tax rate, cannabis businesses would infuse the US economy with an additional $12.6 billion this year", New Frontier CEO Giadha Aguirre De Carcer told the Washington Post. The agency has issued over 300 permits for California marijuana distributors, cultivators and, of course, retailers. More recent figures are not available, according to co-director Beau Kilmer, though a report on the White House's National Drug Control Strategy in 2016 said 10.2 percent of the USA population, more than 32 million people, have used marijuana. While recreational sales of weed will certainly be beneficial to the economy, there are certain risks that need to be addressed. Until then it would be an inappropriate abdication of my duties to issue any blanket proclamations on our marijuana enforcement strategy in light of federal law. "They are recognizing and respecting the will of voters". Uruguay has legalized marijuana for all uses. It will certainly be a change for many people and organizations across the state.

- With recreational cannabis now legal, some buyers are experiencing sticker shock when it comes to pot taxes. Many people thought that buying a joint would be as simple as picking up a pack of cigarettes, but some cities have rejected retails sales all together while others are taking a low-key approach to retail sales. It is quite different from the expectation of many that shops are not opening up left and right. Almost half, 47 percent want marijuana laws determined at the state level, and only 32 percent believe it's a federal issue. Despite what is stopping most shops, the ones that did open have been slammed with business. A look at prosecutors who will decide on marijuana crackdown. Certainly, there will be more laws and regulations in place to ensure that things run smoothly.

And California's Finance Department estimates project slower growth in the recreational market than other states experienced.

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