Despite Support At The Polls, Marijuana May Not Fare Well Under Trump
“I am definitely not a fan of expanded use of marijuana,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said recently. The Los Angeles Times looks at the state of marijuana in California. Meanwhile, former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is opening a medical marijuana dispensary.
Los Angeles Times:
What Is The Future Of Recreational Marijuana In Trump's America?
Legalizing recreational marijuana is currently a priority in more than a dozen states as polls show overwhelming support and lawmakers see a way to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue. So far, eight states have legalized recreational cannabis. But in recent weeks, the Trump administration has alarmed some pot supporters by warning states that have legalized recreational marijuana — California, Colorado and Oregon, among them — that federal law enforcement agents could soon come after them. (Lee, 3/7)
San Jose Mercury News:
Former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Plans To Open Pot Shop In San Francisco
Now out of elected office, former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and her husband, Floyd Huen, are embarking on a new venture: a medical marijuana dispensary. Quan and Huen, a physician, are partnering with Apothecarium to open a dispensary in the Outer Sunset, in a predominantly Chinese American neighborhood in San Francisco. Apothecarium already operates a dispensary in the Castro, but Huen said there is a great need for one in the Sunset. (Debolt, 3/6)