Colorado AG invites Sessions to check out rec MJ industry

Colorado’s top law enforcement official extended an invitation to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take a tour of the state’s recreational marijuana industry.

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman made the invitation Wednesday morning during a meeting with top Justice Department staff, the Denver Post reported.

She told them “it was important to come to the states that have legalized marijuana – particularly Colorado since we have the longest history – and to see what we have done,” according to the Post. “They indicated an interest in doing that.”

The invitation comes on the heels of a suggestion from Sessions that an uptick in federal law enforcement could be on the way for recreational marijuana businesses.

Coffman’s sense is the entire Trump administration is undecided on how to handle the cannabis industry and the disconnect between state and federal marijuana laws, but that the DOJ is leaning toward preventing illegal diversion to the black market and illicit interstate trafficking.

“I don’t think they’ve decided how they are going to approach it or what they might do legally that would be different than the previous administration,” Coffman told the Post. “I just think they are still figuring it out.”

Coffman added that she is committed to defending Colorado’s cannabis laws, should it come to a court fight with the DOJ.

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