Quantcast

Local officials respond to Sessions' cannabis policy with full p - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Local officials respond to Sessions' cannabis policy with full page ad

Posted: Updated:
PUEBLO COUNTY -

According to the Pueblo Board of County Commissioners, a new national coalition of elected officials has responded to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' change in cannabis policy, which was adopted earlier this month.

The group published a letter to the Attorney General in a full-page ad in the Washington Times on Wednesday.

The Board of County Commissioners has said that they are one of the national co-signatories of the letter.

Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace said, "We want this to reach the desks of the members of Congress and the president, and Jeff Sessions directly." 

In a press release, the County Commissioners said that the letter called for respecting state's rights, convening a bipartisan cannabis-reform task force, and a reprieve on new federal marijuana enforcement until federal and state laws can be aligned.

Pace and others in the coalition are calling for this reprieve "so that we can have the certainty to continue to license in a safe and regulated way, that we can continue to collect taxes, and that we don't have a disruption or chaos within our local governments." 

According to the release, a bi-partisan group of roughly 100 local elected officials from 11 states attached their names to the letter. This group reportedly includes a sheriff, lieutenant governor, mayors, councilors, county commissioners, and legislators.

The letter emphasized that policymakers have developed comprehensive programs regulating the licensing, land use, enforcement, and taxation of regulated cannabis. Those associated with the letter said that the new Department of Justice policy creates confusion and uncertainty for local governments across the country.

Pace said, "At the end of the day this is about states' rights and the ability for states to choose their own path without big brother, big federal government getting in our way." 

The group responsible for the letter has launched a website that allows other local elected officials to join in their efforts.

The group's site, as well as a copy of the letter mailed to the Attorney General can be found here:  www.LeadersForReform.com

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 14 months later: How Hanover schools say armed teachers are working for them

    14 months later: How Hanover schools say armed teachers are working for them

    Friday, February 23 2018 1:33 AM EST2018-02-23 06:33:38 GMT
    Hanover School District 28 board members voted to arm their staff members with guns 14 months ago. (KOAA)Hanover School District 28 board members voted to arm their staff members with guns 14 months ago. (KOAA)

    In the wake of the Parkland, Florida massacre, President Trump has endorsed, among other things, allowing properly trained educators to carry concealed weapons at school. One of the first school districts in the state of Colorado to implement such a policy was in eastern El Paso County in Hanover School District 28. 

    In the wake of the Parkland, Florida massacre, President Trump has endorsed, among other things, allowing properly trained educators to carry concealed weapons at school. One of the first school districts in the state of Colorado to implement such a policy was in eastern El Paso County in Hanover School District 28. 

  • News 5 locates dead woman's car stolen by squatters; Police ignore us

    News 5 locates dead woman's car stolen by squatters; Police ignore us

    Saturday, February 24 2018 2:06 AM EST2018-02-24 07:06:19 GMT

    News 5 Investigates is looking into a possible cover-up by Colorado Springs police.  We uncovered the department withheld public information about a squatting case we brought you earlier this month.  Chief Investigative Reporter Eric Ross uncovered police did nothing to try and help a grieving mother after squatters invaded her daughter's home just days after she died. Now there are even more questions over whether police botched the case. 

    News 5 Investigates is looking into a possible cover-up by Colorado Springs police.  We uncovered the department withheld public information about a squatting case we brought you earlier this month.  Chief Investigative Reporter Eric Ross uncovered police did nothing to try and help a grieving mother after squatters invaded her daughter's home just days after she died. Now there are even more questions over whether police botched the case. 

  • Parkland Shooting: Officer failed to respond

    Parkland Shooting: Officer failed to respond

    Sunday, February 25 2018 1:13 AM EST2018-02-25 06:13:19 GMT

    Broward County sheriff suspends school resource officer who remained outside Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School during gunman's deadly rampage.

    Broward County sheriff suspends school resource officer who remained outside Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School during gunman's deadly rampage.

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2018, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?