California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Thursday that if a new federal policy results in prosecutors charging marijuana growers and sellers licensed by the state, he would not rule out intervening in court on behalf of the state-sanctioned business.
“You take a look at everywhere you can to protect your people and your interests,” Becerra said in an interview with the Times.
He said that he may also collaborate with attorneys general in other states that have legalized marijuana sales to fight any federal enforcement effort.
“We look for every opportunity to make sure that the interests of the people in our state are not infringed upon, and that would mean if the federal government tries to do something it shouldn’t and can’t, that we’re ready to protect those interests and work with other states along the way,” Becerra said.
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