January 13th, 2018 – Exclusive Interview

Listen on Muskegon Radio FM Live on Saturday, January 13th starting at 11am!

Michael Hiller of New York 

is an Attorney that is representing 12 year-old Alexis Bortell in her mission to have medical cannabis legalized throughout the country. Alexis, along with a few others out there, have sued Attorney General Jeff Sessions. These actions were made after Alexis had to move from Texas to Colorado in order to control her severe epilepsy. They believe that Jeff Sessions and the DEA are misleading people on the medicinal benefits of marijuana and is reaching out to have it declassified from Schedule 1 on the Controlled Substances Act. 

 

 

"Jeff Sessions purported rescission of the Cole Memorandum... was an empty and disingenuous gesture, concocted to influence the judge in our case; it had nothing to do with providing new instructions or guidelines to U.S. Attorneys, who likely recognized [the announcement] for precisely what it was--a ham-handed public relations move intended by him to improve his litigation position in a lawsuit that obviously made him uncomfortable. We have no doubt that the court will see it the same way." - Michael Hiller, Attorney

Exclusive Interview:

*Key Points*

*Cole Memorandum: A document written by former US Attorney General James M. Cole during the Obama presidency that created a set of rules for states that had just gone recreational. These rules stated to law enforcement and prosecutors to only focus on these types of priorities related to new state-level operations: 

  • Preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors;
  • Preventing revenue from the sale of marijuana from going to criminal enterprises, gangs and cartels;
  • Preventing the diversion of marijuana from states where it is legal under state law in some form to other states;
  • Preventing state-authorized marijuana activity from being used as a cover or pretext for the trafficking of other illegal drugs or other illegal activity;
  • Preventing violence and the use of firearms in the cultivation and distribution of marijuana;
  • Preventing drugged driving and the exacerbation of other adverse public health consequences associated with marijuana use;
  • Preventing the growing of marijuana on public lands and the attendant public safety and environmental dangers posed by marijuana production on                public lands; and
  • Preventing marijuana possession or use on federal property.*