Thursday, October 11, 2012

Feds are silent as three states ponder legalizing marijuana

Voters are set to cast their ballots in three Western states next month on whether to legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational use, initiatives that would directly violate federal law but that have drawn only silence from the Justice Department.

Despite the urging of drug enforcement experts, officials in Washington have not said how the federal government would deal with possible state laws in Colorado, Washington and Oregon that would conflict with the federal Controlled Substances Act. Federal law prohibits the production, possession and sale of marijuana and classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, putting it in the same category as LSD and heroin.
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1 comment:

Alice Linsley said...

Kentucky is pondering, but likely will not go there. If it is true that Marijuana is the drug that leads to other substances, that will swing the argument. KY has serious problems with illegal drugs and pills coming in on I-75 from Cincinatti and from the east and south.