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"Witnesses Deputy U.S. Attorney James Cole, King County Sheriff John Urquhart, and Colorado Governor’s Chief Legal Counsel Jack Finlaw affirmed the concerns of Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) , and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) that federal regulators’ actions to block state-legal marijuana business access to simple banking and financial services will inevitably undermine the viability of state-legal marijuana industries." (Date Unknown)
On medical marijuana: "The reason this research is so critically important is that it offers hope of a nonaddictive means of effective pain management that can avoid overuse of powerful opioid prescriptions and lifetimes of addiction," Blumenthal said.
At a Senate hearing in Spetember 2013, Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut asked Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole to clarify to U.S. Attorneys how they should treat money from marijuana businesses in states where it is now legal.
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