"Of course I'm talking about the money states are making off of legal marijuana".
Mlynarik is also a police chief for the city of Soldotna.
If there are no dispensaries, the more than 151,000 people who already have state-issued medical-marijuana cards - and those who would self-certify in the future if the health department balks - all would be at least 25 miles from a state dispensary and all free to grow their own.
The decision was immediately criticized by Congress members from both parties. Without the policy, put in place in 2013, prosecutors are now free to prosecute any violation of federal drug law, including in states that have voted to legalize the drug.
"We don't know what this means", Durrett said of Sessions' comments.
Andrew Lelling, President Trump's newly tapped USA attorney for MA, said in a statement yesterday that he will "continue to pursue federal marijuana crimes, especially bulk trafficking". He says his office will continue to focus on such cases.
She, along with Senator Patrick Leahy, are looking at pressuring Sessions from reversing President Obama's policy to relegate marijuana prohibition as a priority for law enforcement.
Alaska is among the states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use by adults. "The federal government has no business telling the people of those states how to live". Young has served in the House since 1973.
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado condemned the decision as an infringement on states' rights and pledged to fight any action targeting the state's legal market.
A shadowy uncertainty has been cast on the state's medical marijuana industry after the U.S. Attorney General rescinded an Obama-era policy that encouraged federal prosecutors to take a hands-off approach to state-run marijuana operations.
In a Gallup poll from October, a record 64 percent of respondents backed the legalization of marijuana, including a majority of Republicans for the first time.
Sessions has said he did not believe marijuana should be legalized, even suggesting previous year that medical marijuana had been "hyped, maybe too much". She called the decision disappointing.
The change will reportedly free USA attorneys in individual states to decide how to enforce federal marijuana laws, reversing a 2013 policy preventing the federal government from interfering with states that legalize marijuana.
Nearly immediately after Jeff Sessions was tapped to become Attorney General, there were concerns about what it could mean for the legal industry across Washington. "We will continue our long-standing efforts to assess and address the unique threats and challenges facing our district together with our state, local and federal law enforcement partners".
Alaska's senior USA senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski, called Sessions" announcement "disruptive" and "regrettable'.