A proposal by a bipartisan group of senators to exempt recreational marijuana producers from the U.N. embargo on the country’s drug supply has failed in the face of opposition from the Trump administration.
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, said Thursday he had not yet heard back from the State Department on the proposed exemption.
The State Department has asked that a request be made for an exemption for the cultivation of medical marijuana under the United Nations embargo on North Korea, said a State Department official who was not authorized to speak publicly.
The U.K. and Canada have already exempted the production of medical cannabis from the North Korea ban.
A U.Q.E. delegation has also asked for a special exemption for North Korea-grown medical marijuana, but it has not received a response, the official said.
The administration of President Donald Trump has pushed for a ban on all North Korean-grown products, saying it threatens to escalate the countrys nuclear crisis.
U.S.-U.K.-Canada and U.E.-UQ.
C. governments have approved the cultivation and sale of marijuana in the two countries.
The U.G. is seeking a special U.T.O.C.-type exemption for U,E.- and UQ.
Canada is also trying to get an exemption.