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It’s unclear how state could block pot prosecutions

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Perry Salzhauer, a Portland attorney and partner in the Green Light Law Group, a law firm specializing in the marijuana industry, said he wasn’t sure whether testimony of that nature would be deemed relevant by a judge because there are no exemptions in the federal Controlled Substances Act for state compliance.

However, both attorneys noted that the court of public opinion may serve as a deterrent to bringing such cases before a jury in the first place.

“The best defense we have is the political system,” Salzhauer said.

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