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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) The Oregon Attorney General's Office declined to answer a local sheriff's question about a ballot measure that would regulate the sale and cultivation of marijuana.

The East Oregonian newspaper reports that Umatilla County Sheriff John Trumbo wrote to Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, asking if Oregonians would be immune from federal prosecution if Measure 80 passes.

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Deputy Attorney General Mary H. Williams sent Trumbo an email Thursday explaining the agency can't respond to his request because Oregon law only allows the office to provide written opinions to certain state officials.

Trumbo says he wanted the attorney general's opinion because he believes Measure 80 is certainly in conflict with federal law.

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