Thursday, July 31, 2014
(Washington, DC) -- U.S. senators from Washington and Colorado are asking President Obama to be consistent in his stance on enforcement of federal marijuana laws. Senators Patty Murray and Marie Cantwell of Washington, along with senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet of Colorado, say federal agencies "have taken different approaches that seem to be at odds with one another" since both states legalized recreational marijuana. Early this year, the Obama administration said it would advise U.S. attorneys not to prosecute banks that illegally allowed marijuana stores to open accounts and accept credit card payments. Later, the Bureau of Reclamation said it would not allow use of federally-controlled water on marijuana crops.