Alaska House to feds: Stay out of the state’s marijuana industry

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JUNEAU, Alaska The Alaska House is asking the federal government not to interfere in state-authorized marijuana businesses.

The House voted 38-0 Monday to pass a nonbinding resolution asking the feds to respect Alaskas authority to regulate marijuana use, production and distribution.

The resolution also urges the federal government to reconsider its listing of marijuana as a controlled substance.

The measure next goes to the Senate, which has resisted consideration of a formal statement offered by Democratic Sen. Berta Gardner that pushes back against a shift in federal enforcement policy on the drug under U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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