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White House signals possible crackdown on recreational pot, what would it mean for CA?




White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on February 23, 2017.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on February 23, 2017.
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said yesterday that the White House could exercise “greater enforcement” of federal laws over the use of recreational marijuana, setting up a potential conflict with the many states that have gone the route of legalization, including California.

Californians voted to legalize the recreational use of pot in November, and an infrastructure for a legal market in the state is still being hammered out. How would the White House’s stance on pot use impact CA?

Guests: 

David Welch, principal at D.R. Welch Attorneys At Law in Los Angeles, who works with the CA marijuana industry 

Jeff Zinsmeister, executive vice president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) and a senior fellow at the University of Florida’s Drug Policy Institute