Berkeley declares itself a sanctuary city for recreational pot

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    Berkeley declares itself a sanctuary city for recreational pot

    Berkeley City Council members have passed a resolution declaring the city a sanctuary for recreational marijuana.

    The move may be the first of its kind in the country, tweeted Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, who proposed the measure.
    Under the new resolution, which passed Tuesday night, no Berkeley department, agency, commission, officer or employee "shall use any city funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of federal drug laws related to cannabis."

    The city will also oppose attempts by the US Drug Enforcement Administration to close cannabis businesses. "The city of Berkeley does not support cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration in its efforts to undermine state and local marijuana laws," the resolution states.

    Full Story Here: https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/14/us/berkeley-marijuana-sanctuary-city-trnd/index.html
     

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