Oakland cannabis advocates push forward despite pressure from federal government
on March 7, 2018
Recreational marijuana sales were legalized in California on January 1 of this year. Since then, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made statements that may jeopardize those in the cannabis business, because federal laws overrule state laws, and marijuana sales remain illegal under US law. This video explores state vs. federal law concerning cannabis sales. In Oakland, Harborside dispensary’s co-founder Andrew De Angelo’s reacts to the possibility of crackdowns and the legal implications of being in this business.
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