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Marijuana states try to curb smuggling, avert US crackdown

AP Photo/Andrew Selsky PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its verdant, wet forests made it an ideal place for growing the drug, which often ended up being funneled out of the state for big money. Now, officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon and other states is also being smuggled out, and the trafficking is putting America’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry at risk. In response, pot-legal states are trying to clamp down on “diversion” even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions presses … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Marijuana…

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US Pot States try to Curb Smuggling, Fend off Administration

Officials in states like Oregon where marijuana is legal are trying to curtail smuggling of pot to other states. Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing for a more aggressive approach in these states, noting the drug is being diverted to other states. The U.S. attorney for Oregon, Billy Williams, told The Associated Press that insufficient enforcement has led to marijuana overproduction and diversion. Under a bill Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed into law, all marijuana grown for sale in the legal market must be tracked from seed to…

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US pot states try to curb smuggling, fend off administration

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its verdant, wet forests made it an ideal place for growing the drug, which often ended up being funneled out of the state for big money. Now, officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon and other states is also being smuggled out, and the trafficking is putting America’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry at risk. In response, pot-legal states are trying to clamp down on “diversion” even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions … Read the referenced┬ástory here: US…

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