Leahy Wants Administration To Clarify MJ Laws
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Leahy Wants Administration To Clarify MJ Laws
Posted by CN Staff on August 28, 2013 at 19:47:05 PT
By Aamer Madhani, USA Today
Source: USA Today
Washington, D.C. -- Sen. Patrick Leahy wants top Obama administration officials to clarify how conflicting state and federal marijuana laws should be handled.The Vermont Democrat announced Monday that he's invited Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Attorney General James Cole to address the issue at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next month to discuss the conflict in statutes in the aftermath of Washington and Colorado legalizing marijuana for recreational use in November and 19 states and the District of Columbia allowing the drug to be used for medicinal purposes.
Particularly, Leahy wants to know what assurances the administration are willing to give to state officials responsible for the licensing of marijuana retailers to ensure they will not face criminal penalties for carrying out their duties under those state laws."It is important, especially at a time of budget constraints, to determine whether it is the best use of federal resources to prosecute the personal or medicinal use of marijuana in states that have made such consumption legal," Leahy said in a statement. "I believe that these state laws should be respected. At a minimum, there should be guidance about enforcement from the federal government."SnippedComplete Article: USA Today (US) Author: Aamer Madhani, USA TodayPublished: August 28, 2013Copyright: 2013 USA Today, a division of Gannett Co. Inc.Contact: editor usatoday.comWebsite:  -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #3 posted by afterburner on August 28, 2013 at 20:51:32 PT
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on August 28, 2013 at 19:53:23 PT
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on August 28, 2013 at 19:50:09 PT
Leahy Schedules Marijuana Hearing
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