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LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Jan 11, 2017) – Clifford J. Perry and Richard Cowan Co-Founders of Freedom Leaf, Inc., “The Marijuana Legalization Company™” ( OTC PINK : FRLF ), issued a statement today noting that Attorney General nominee, Jeff Sessions avoided any threats to the marijuana industry, saying only that, “We should enforce the laws as we are able.” Of course, the Federal government has never been able to stop Americans from freeing themselves from marijuana prohibition.
When Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) broached the subject, Sessions failed to provide any real clarity, stating, “Using good judgment on how to handle these cases will be a responsibility of mine. I know it won’t be an easy decision but I will try to do my duty in a fair and just way.”
He added: “One obvious concern is the United States Congress has made possession in every state and distribution an illegal act. If that’s something that’s not desired any longer Congress should pass a law to change the rule. It is not the Attorney General’s job to decide what laws to enforce.”
Freedom Leaf CEO Cliff Perry stated, “Sessions predictably said that it is not the job of the Attorney General to make the laws, but to enforce them,” and that “Congress should pass a law, if that is what the public wants. Clearly, that is what the American people want.”
Marijuana Legalization was the only clear winner in the November elections, and we beat the Drug Warriors in every state except one out of the eight that passed legislation. (In Arizona, we lost with 46.68%, where President Elect Trump won with 49.5%.)
Richard Cowan, a former Executive Director of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), said, “After these overwhelming victories for the marijuana movement. No one has a mandate to oppose the will of the people that was so clearly expressed in these elections.”
Clifford Perry, Freedom Leaf CEO, noted that many of the states where the people voted for marijuana reform (in 2016 or before) also have Republican Senators: Alaska (2), Arkansas (2), Colorado (1), Florida (1), where Marco Rubio won reelection with 51.9% and medical marijuana got 71.32%, Maine (1), Montana (1), Nevada (1), North Dakota (1). “Twenty-eight states and Washington, D.C., allow marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. Will they represent their voters or the DEA?” stated Perry.
Moreover, on October 19, Gallup reported that 60% of Americans now support marijuana legalization, whereas President Elect Trump got less than 48% of the popular vote. Nonetheless, there has been a rash of alarmist articles about how the Trump administration might somehow block the clear will of the people.
Mr. Perry also noted that “Freedom Leaf is not directly involved with cultivation or sale of the plant, but we are ‘The Marijuana Legalization Company™,’ and we are here ‘for the duration’ as they used to say in another war.”
About Freedom Leaf
Freedom Leaf, Inc., The Marijuana Legalization Company™, is a fully reporting and audited, publicly traded company trading under the symbol ( OTC PINK : FRLF ). Freedom Leaf, Inc. is the leading go-to resource in the cannabis, medical marijuana, and industrial hemp industry. It is involved in mergers and acquisitions in the marijuana industry, including incubation/acceleration and spin offs of new marijuana/hemp related companies.
Freedom Leaf Inc.’s flagship publication is Freedom Leaf Magazine, The Good News in Marijuana Reform. The company produces a portfolio of news, print and digital multi-media verticals, websites, and web advertising, for the ever changing emerging cannabis, medical marijuana and industrial hemp industry. Freedom Leaf, Inc. does not handle, grow, sell, or disperse marijuana or related products.
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