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Mayors in Pot-Friendly Cities Urge Federal Marijuana Reform


Mayors from seven US cities in states with legal marijuana have formed a coalition to push for federal marijuana policy reform just days after President Trump expressed support for bipartisan congressional legislation to ease the federal ban on pot, reports the Christian Science Monitor. The mayors represent Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland, Ore., and West Sacramento, Calif. The seven sponsored a resolution approved at the US Conference of Mayors in Boston this week that asked the US government to remove cannabis from a list of illegal drugs, among other things. The federal ban that puts marijuana on the same level as LSD and heroin has created a conflict with states that have legalized pot, creating a two-tiered enforcement system at the state and federal levels.

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