(Cannifornian) A bill introduced Friday in the state Assembly would prevent state and local agencies from using their resources to help federal authorities go after marijuana consumers or businesses who are following California law unless the feds have a court order signed by a judge. Assembly Bill 1578 says law enforcement officers and anyone involved with licensing marijuana businesses could not use staff, money, property or equipment to help federal authorities “investigate, detain, detect, report or arrest” anyone who’s acting in accordance with California’s medical and recreational marijuana laws. State authorities also couldn’t hand anyone over to federal agents for marijuana enforcement under AB 1578. While Herzberg called the bill a “nice token,” he said the federal government doesn’t need much help from local authorities if it wants to go after marijuana businesses.
on February 22nd, 2017