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Thursday, April 4, 2019

CBD BLURB:April 4.2019


On Cannabis Wire:


Denver Officials “Condemn” the Justice Department’s Denial of Citizenship to Cannabis Industry Employees

Mayor Michael Hancock issued a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr seeking "official guidance."

By Julia Barajas
julia_barajas@cannabiswire.com


On Wednesday, Denver officials denounced the denial of U.S. citizenship to two lawful permanent residents employed in the cannabis industry, calling on the federal government to reconcile its immigration policies with laws at the state level.

Following a meeting with City Attorney Kristin Bronson, in which two Denver residents said that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services deemed them ineligible for naturalization due to their past or current employment in the cannabis industry,Mayor Michael Hancock issued a letterto U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

In it, the Mayor said that “hardworking and law-abiding immigrants should be allowed to participate in the legal cannabis industry without fear that such participation will disqualify them for lawful residency in the United States or prevent the opportunity to obtain permanent citizenship.” Hancock also asked theDepartment of Justiceto “uphold Colorado’s states’ rights by respecting our voters and providing guidance to all DOJ employees clearly indicating that legal immigrants shall not be penalized for working in the legitimate cannabis industry.”

Hancock also asked the Department of Justice to “uphold Colorado’s states’ rights by respecting our voters and providing guidance to all DOJ employees clearly indicating that legal immigrants shall not be penalized for working in the legitimate cannabis industry.”


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