California Sheriff Applauds AG's Stance on Marijuana

A Northern California sheriff is applauding U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to end a policy that guided federal authorities to take a hands-off approach to marijuana enforcement.

Posted: Jan. 4, 2018 11:45 AM
Updated: Jan. 4, 2018 6:31 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on reaction in California to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to rescind a policy that guided federal authorities to take a hands-off approach to marijuana enforcement (all times local):

11:28 a.m.

A Northern California sheriff is applauding U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to end a policy that guided federal authorities to take a hands-off approach to marijuana enforcement.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey said Thursday that he's encouraged by Sessions' actions.

Much of the enforcement of marijuana laws has fallen to rural local authorities in Northern California where most of the crop is grown.

The Siskiyou Board of Supervisors declared a local state of emergency last year and called on Gov. Jerry Brown to help Lopey crack down on a dramatic influx of illegal marijuana farmers.

Lopey had asked Sessions to rescind the policy that guided federal authorities to allow operations to exist if they abided by state law, but to crack down on activities such as trafficking and selling to minors.

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