Attorney General William Barr Indicates Support for STATES Act, Calls Current System 'Intolerable'
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Attorney General William Barr Indicates Support for STATES Act, Calls Current System 'Intolerable'

Barr said April 10 during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing that he would prefer the U.S. take an approach to marijuana similar to the one outlined in the bill.

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April 11, 2019

DENVER – U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing that he would prefer the U.S. take an approach to marijuana similar to the one outlined in the states’ rights marijuana bill sponsored by Colorado’s U.S. senators over the current system.

Barr’s comments came in response to questions from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who is a cosponsor of the STATES Act, which was introduced last week for a second straight year and is cosponsored by Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, as well as Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo.

Murkowski asked him to share his thoughts on the measure and asked whether senators would be able to work with him on the issue of states’ rights regarding marijuana.

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