U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman has sponsored legislation that would protect the information that DACA recipients voluntarily provided from being used against them.
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman has joined U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Texas Democrat, to introduce legislation to allay one of the big fears of people who participate in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — that the information they provided the government will be used against them.
Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is working — and can work better with federal collaboration, the state’s governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a letter Thursday.
The Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety has come up with no new policy recommendations to advance the attorney general’s aggressively anti-marijuana views.
By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
The Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, a group of prosecutors and federal law enforcement officials, has come up with no new policy recommendations to advance the attorney general’s aggressively anti-marijuana views. The group’s report largely reiterates the current Justice Department policy on marijuana.
Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office received a letter from Sessions on Thursday outlining the findings by an agency within the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is questioning how effective marijuana regulation is in Colorado, pointing to a 2016 report that cites increased traffic deaths, emergency room visits and pot consumption among youths since the drug was legalized for recreational use in 2014.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is an opponent of legal marijuana, and there’s been speculation since his nomination about what that will mean for Colorado.
Officials with the Justice Department held closed-door meetings this week with people in Colorado Springs who are well known for their opposition to legal marijuana.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reported on the meetings without too much detail on the content of the conversations. Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, a former Colorado attorney general, said much of the discussion was about “sensitive case information” and that the visits aimed to “find out what law enforcement and other regulatory agencies’ view is toward marijuana regulation in Colorado.”