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Berkeley declares it's a sanctuary city for marijuana users

BERKELEY, Calif. - The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the resolution proposed by Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin and City Councilmembers Ben Bartlett and Cheryl Davila.
    
Arreguin says in a Tweet the declaration is a direct response to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to reverse an Obama administration policy of non-interference with legal state marijuana operations.
    
Arreguin says Berkeley may be the first city in the country to adopt such a measure.
    
The measure doesn't prevent the officials from assisting federal agents in other drug-related crimes.
    
Californians voted in November 2016 to legalize recreational marijuana and abolish a host of pot-related crimes
 


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