But He Said One Of The Governor’s Concerns Was Having Language In The Measure For Proper Regulation Before Any Bill Could Be Approved.

Mapp’s comments on the matter were well received by Mr. Nelson, who said that the governor had spoken to him privately stating the same. “He’s actually not limited his Medical marijuana consideration to medicinal,” Mr. Nelson made known, suggesting that the governor was open to recreational use as well. But he said one of the governor’s concerns was having language in the measure for proper regulation before any bill could be approved. Yet, while Virgin Islands lawmakers appear to be warming up to the idea of medicinal marijuana, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions — a staunch opponent of marijuana legalization for years, recently ordered a Department of Justice review of an Obama-era policy under which the federal government agreed not to interfere with state laws on marijuana, as long as the states took steps to regulate their distribution and use. Mr. Session’s review appears to be aimed at giving the federal government the ultimate control. Along with reviews of other Obama-era policies, Mr. Sessions says the Justice Department’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, which he established on February 27, includes subcommittees to “undertake a review of existing policies in the areas of charging, sentencing, and marijuana to ensure consistency with the [Justice] Department’s overall strategy on reducing violent crime and with administration goals and priorities.

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