California Could Be a ‘Sanctuary State’ From Federal Marijuana Laws

California could be a 'sanctuary state' from federal marijuana laws

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California moved a step closer Thursday to becoming a “sanctuary state” where local and state police would not assist [in enforcing] federal marijuana laws.

The state Assembly approved a bill Thursday barring state and local law enforcement officers, absent a court order, from helping federal drug agents in arresting people who are complying with state laws allowing the use and sale of marijuana.

With a Friday deadline for action, the measure was sent to the state Senate for consideration.

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