Berkeley Council Votes Unanimously to Become a Sanctuary City for Marijuana

Berkeley’s Council voted unanimously Tuesday to pass a resolution making the city a sanctuary city for marijuana.

The proposal, put forth by Mayor Jesse Arreguin along with two councilmembers, prohibits all local officials and city employees from assisting federal officials in the enforcement of federal marijuana laws.

“I believe we can balance public safety and resisting the Trump administration,” says Mayor Arreguin. In a tweet made after the council’s vote, Arreguin said the move was in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “misguided crackdown on our democratic decision to legalize recreational cannabis.”

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