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Listen: Is legal weed actually legal? Trump administration signals a coming crackdown

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 25: A budtender pours marijuana from a jar at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary, which opened in 2006, on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted to ban storefront medical marijuana dispensaries and to order them to close or face legal action. The council also voted to instruct staff to draw up a separate ordinance for consideration in about three months that might allow dispensaries that existed before a 2007 moratorium on new dispensaries to continue to operate. It is estimated that Los Angeles has about one thousand such facilities. The ban does not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. The state Supreme Court is expected to consider ruling on whether cities can regulate and ban dispensaries. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

What’s going on?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants a harsher federal stance toward marijuana – even as the recreational use of weed becomes legal in more and more states. The Justice Department is rolling back Obama-era policies that shielded people from federal law, which still technically says marijuana is illegal everywhere.

How does this affect marijuana users?

No one knows yet. The announcement on Thursday rocked the growing marijuana industry as investors and users alike wondered if state laws legalizing the drug will be overridden now that Obama administration policies are no longer in place.

On today’s show, Doc and Kal wondered why Sessions seems to have a vendetta when it comes to this particular issue, and Kris explained how state and federal law enforcement respond differently when something is legal in a state but illegal under federal law.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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