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DOJ Won't Challenge State Marijuana Legalization

August 30, 2013  | 

The United States government took a historic step back from its long-running drug war on Thursday, when Attorney General Eric Holder informed the governors of Washington and Colorado that the Department of Justice would allow the states to create a regime that would regulate and implement the ballot initiatives that legalized the use of marijuana for adults.

A Justice Department official said that Holder told the governors in a joint phone call early Thursday afternoon that the department would take a "trust but verify approach" to the state laws. DOJ is reserving its right to file a preemption lawsuit at a later date, since the states' regulation of marijuana is illegal under the Controlled Substances Act.

Read the full Huffington Post story.

Tags: Marijuana, Legalizing Drugs, Eric Holder


Comments (4)

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Troop @ 9/1/2013 3:24 AM

Holder goes after every law enforcement agency that upsets his political agenda but ignores a federal law that he is sworn to uphold.

rob @ 9/1/2013 5:41 PM

Troop, my question is, during the war on drugs, what have we won? Tax the weed laws to make money for the state, and many people will vote for it, just like they did in CO and WA, the people voted for it!

Wilson @ 9/2/2013 10:27 AM

10-15 years from now we will see cases of brain tumors.
They use pesticides to keep bugs off plants. Like Raid..

Chief B @ 9/3/2013 7:31 AM

Rob, that's right, just tax it and it will be all OK. That's all we need, stoners added to the drunks on the highway. Here in California, specifically in the SF Bay Area, they're now smoking pot as they drive. "Hey man, it's legal dude!"

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