U.S. Attorney for Oregon Tapped to Lead National Marijuana Panel

Committee leader has criticized legalization

Source: The Oregonian/OregonLive

The U.S. Attorney for Oregon has been named chairman of the U.S. Attorney General’s marijuana working group, a panel made up of federal prosecutors from states where cannabis is legal.

Billy Williams will lead the 16-member committee, which examines marijuana enforcement and other issues related to legalization nationwide. The committee is a longstanding one that predates the Trump administration.

Williams, a longtime federal prosecutor, has been an outspoken critic of Oregon’s approach to marijuana legalization. He has pushed Oregon officials to do more to tighten the flow of marijuana into the black market.