Coffman on States’ Rights - DOJ Announcement

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Washington, January 4, 2018 | Daniel Bucheli (202-225-7882) | comments

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement amid reports the U.S. Justice Department, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is considering a shift on its policy position regarding States marijuana law(s):

"Attorney General Sessions needs to read the Commerce Clause found in Article 1, Section 8 , Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution that limits the power of the federal government to regulate interstate and not intrastate commerce.  The decision that was made to legalize marijuana in Colorado was made by the voters of Colorado and only applies within the boundaries of our state.  Colorado had every right to legalize marijuana, and I will do everything I can to protect that right against the power of an overreaching federal government".

You can read the Department of Justice Memo HERE.
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