Fearing the recent anti-marijuana comments made by members of the Trump administration, a group of California lawmakers have introduced a bill to make sure state law enforcement doesn’t end up working against the will of voters by assisting feds crack down on legal cannabis, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Assembly Bill 1578 was presented this week by six Democratic legislators concerned with recent comments from newly minted Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who both hinted at greater federal interference in states that have legalized marijuana.
“Prohibiting our state and local law enforcement agencies from expending resources to assist federal intrusion of California-compliant cannabis activity reinforces … the will of our state’s voters who overwhelmingly supported Proposition 64,” said the bill’s lead author, Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles).
The measure has drawn resistance from some local law enforcement officials who believe federal law should be observed over state’s rights.
“[Growing and selling marijuana] is still a federal felony and we are still in the United States of America, and…