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Trump administration takes hard stance on states with legal pot

SALEM, Oregon — The Trump Administration is taking a harder stance on states that have legalized marijuana. The U.S. Attorney for Oregon has met with state leaders to explain how federal law will be enforced.

Attorney Billy J. Williams, says his goal is to keep marijuana from minors and to keep it from crossing state lines. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says they are working to achieve those goals.

The first round of decoy missions found a quarter of the retailers violated the laws concerning sales to minors. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission significantly increased the penalties to make retailers comply with the law.

Williams wrote recently in an Oregon newspaper that pot producers in the state are making three times more marijuana than Oregon’s citizens can consume. Williams wrote that this is troublesome, because excess amounts could easily be shipped across state lines.


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