Obama administration won't block state marijuana laws
August 29th, 2013
01:33 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama administration won't block state marijuana laws

(CNN) - The federal government won't try to block state laws in Colorado and Washington that legalized marijuana for recreational use, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday.

While federal law still makes the possession, production and sale of marijuana a crime, Holder's announcement means the Justice Department won't file lawsuits against state laws in Colorado and Washington that allow people to possess marijuana for personal use. Growing and selling marijuana remain illegal in those states.

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  1. ghostwriter

    Just saying, don't get your undies so twisted. Law enforcement has always made decisions on how to enforce laws. The could write a million jaywalking tickets if they wanted to. Criminals are dealt deals to testify against bigger targets. And as for equal protection, I would think things like profiling would be something of interest to you. Not the government opting to stay out of state's business as well.

    August 29, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
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