Berkeley Becomes California’s First Cannabis “Sanctuary City”

Will other cities follow suit?

According to a story that ran in the San Francisco Chronicle, “The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to become a sanctuary city for legal adult-use marijuana, prohibiting city agencies and employees from turning over information on legal cannabis activities and assisting in enforcing federal marijuana laws.

“I believe we can balance public safety and resisting the Trump administration,” Mayor Jesse Arreguin said at Tuesday’s council meeting. “We’re keeping with the strong position Berkeley is a sanctuary for people in our community.”

“The measure doesn’t prevent the Police Department and other officials from collaborating with federal agents on non-pot-related criminal matters.”

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