Colorado House Votes 56 to 7 to Prohibit Law Enforcement from Assisting in Federal Marijuana Crackdowns
By Associated Press
Colorado may prohibit law enforcement officers from assisting in a potential federal marijuana crackdown.
The Colorado bill doesn’t specifically mention marijuana. But sponsors say it is inspired by threats that federal authorities may try cracking down on the marijuana industry. Federal authorities generally rely on local law enforcement to enforce federal drug law.
California lawmakers are considering a similar bill .
Colorado is also considering a measure to allow marijuana growers to reclassify recreational pot as medical pot, a gambit to avoid federal seizure of recreational pot plants.
The Trump Administration has sent mixed messages on whether a marijuana crackdown is planned.