Feds Won’t Stop Marijuana Use in Colorado
The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use.
“Huge news, obviously, I think we were most surprised that it was very clear language, very to the point,” said Denver Relief spokesman Kayvan Khalatbari.
The announcement follows comments in December by President Obama, who said it does not make sense for the federal government to go after recreational drug users in a state that has legalized recreational use of small amounts of marijuana.
Yesterday the Justice Department outlined eight top priority areas for its enforcement of marijuana laws. They range from preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors to preventing sales revenue from going to criminal enterprises, gangs and cartels and preventing the diversion of marijuana outside of states where it is legal under state law.
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