Congressman Kilmer: Change on legal marijuana is federal meddling

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer said Thursday that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plan to direct the Department of Justice to rescind the Cole Memorandum on legalized marijuana was wrong and akin to federal meddling on a state issue.

Kilmer, a 6th District Democrat, issued the following statement Thursday:

“This action by Attorney General Sessions would silence the voices of the majority of Washington state’s voters,” Kilmer said.

“No matter how you feel about the legalization of marijuana, this decision by the federal government to meddle in a state issue settled by public referendum is particularly troubling and would create tremendous uncertainty,” he added. “It’s the wrong decision and is in direct conflict with the Attorney General’s long career of advocating for more autonomy for state and local governments.”

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