San Diego pot stores praise Trump’s decision not to crack down on recreational marijuana – The San Diego Union

Licensed cannabis retailers in San Diego expressed praise Friday for a decision by President Trump to back away from plans by the Justice Department to crack down on the sale of recreational marijuana.

Trump over-ruled Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said in January that federal prosecutors would be free to raid and prosecute retailers in states where cannabis is legal.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Trump reversed Sessions’ position at the request of Republican Sen. Corey Gardner of Colorado, who represents a state that approved recreational marijuana sales in 2014.

So-called “adult use” marijuana went on sale in California early more at