California Strikes Back: Proposed Law Bans Locals from Working with Feds on Pot Crackdown
If the feds enforce marijuana laws in the Golden State, legislators there want them to receive no help from local cops.
Taking a page from laws creating sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants, a group of lawmakers have submitted a bill that bans California law enforcement from working with federal authorities if they attempt to take action against marijuana grow facilities or dispensaries that operate legally under state law. Doing so would require a court order signed by a judge.
Assembly Bill 1578 lays out the goal plainly.
|Assembly Bill||No. 1578|
|Introduced by Assembly Member Jones-Sawyer|
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bonta, Chiu, and Wood Wood, Eggman, and Cristina Garcia)
(Coauthors: Senators Skinner and Wiener)
|February 17, 2017|
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST
Vote: MAJORITY Appropriation: NO Fiscal Committee: NO Local Program: NO
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 11362.6 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:
(a) A state or local agency shall not do any of the following without a court order signed by a judge:
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