Politician Info
B+ Bill Walker (I - AK)

Candidate in race for Governor on Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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"Alaskans voted in 2014 to legalize the commercial sale of marijuana. I remain committed to upholding the will of Alaskans on this issue and maintaining our State's sovereign rights to manage our own affairs while protecting federal interests. Today's announcement withdrawing the Cole Memorandum is disappointing. I will continue to work with the U.S. Department of Justice and our Congressional Delegation to prevent federal overreach into Alaska." (1/04/18) http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Future-of-Pot-industry-up-in-smoke-468087753.html

Gov. Walker called upon the Trump administration not to rescind federal policies that have served as the foundation for state cannabis industries. "With respect to marijuana, while we share your concern about the dangers of drug abuse, Alaskans voted to establish a regulated industry," the Governor wrote. "We ask that the Department of Justice maintain its existing marijuana policies because the state relied on those assurances in shaping our regulatory framework and because existing policies appropriately focus federal efforts on federal interests." (4/03/17) http://juneauempire.com/state/news/2017-08-16/us-attorney-general-has-serious-concerns-gov-walker-stands-behind-legal

"Governor Walker signed the letter because Alaska voters passed the initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana. He is upholding the will of the people" Walker's Press Secretary Katie Marquette wrote in an email. (4/03/17) http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Governor-Walker-writes-letter-to-Trump-administration-about-pot-crackdown-418043523.html

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