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AG Faces Tough ASA Questions

Daily Dose 2011-01-11 0 comments

From Americans For Safe Access Newsletter

Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) stops by Kush Con 2 last December to address the crowd. (Photo credit: Medical Marijuana 411)

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and their work with House Judiciary Committee members this year resulted in tough questions for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, when Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) each pressed the AG on issues that affect medical cannabis patients.

At a hearing before the committee in April, Rep. Cohen challenged Holder on the Department of Justice’s approach to rescheduling cannabis to make it available by prescription everywhere in the nation.

Rep. Polis, one of the newest members of the committee, pressed Holder to clarify federal medical cannabis policy under the Department of Justice memo from 2009, asking him to “describe the objective processes DEA and US Attorneys are using in order to make a determination about…compliance with state law.”