The Trump administration's decision to step up enforcement of federal marijuana laws is a "tipping point" in the effort to legalize the drug nationally, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker told NJ Cannabis Insider.

Booker, D-N.J., said he has talked to a number of federal lawmakers of both parties, who come from states that have legalized the drug and are opposed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement in January that the Justice Department once again would prosecute marijuana cases in states that have legalized the drug.

Under President Barack Obama, Justice officials said they would let states enforce their own laws while the federal agency focused on drug cartels, on transporting marijuana into states that have not legalized it, and on making sure legal marijuana businesses are not used as a cover for illegal activities, including selling other drugs.

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Jonathan D. Salant ~ NJ.com

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