U.S. Senator Murray blasts Sessions, Trump for change on federal stance to legalized marijuana

Washington state voters have spoken on the issue of legal marijuana, and U.S. Senator Patty Murray said she fight to may sure the will of Washington voters is respected.

Murray, Washington state’s senior senator, said U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement Thursday that Sessions had rescinded the Cole Memorandum — an Obama Administration directive that allowed states such as Washington to decide how to regulate the use of marijuana — was just the latest broken promise from President Trump.

“Today’s announcement is just the latest example of President Trump and members of his administration breaking their promises and trying to jam through an ideological agenda that would be deeply damaging to people in Washington state and across the country,” Murray said in a statement.

“When it comes to the legal, adult use of marijuana, the voters in my home state of Washington, and in many other states, have spoken clearly,” Murray added. “In the years since, Washington state has created a well-regulated system that works for families and communities, and I have supported policies at the federal level that provide clarity, stability and security for consumers, regulators, business owners, banks and credit unions.”

“This latest move from the Trump Administration and Attorney General Sessions only makes our work to provide clarity at the federal level that much more urgent, and I intend to keep fighting to make sure Washington state is able to continue carrying out the will of its voters,” she said.

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