Law Enforcement Against Prohibition: Fellow Law Enforcers Ask Eric Holder & Justice Department to Respect State Marijuana LawsSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 23:39
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition: Fellow Law Enforcers Ask Eric Holder & Justice Department to Respect State Marijuana Laws
US Attorneys Urged to Use Discretion to Allow Successful State Implementation
Teleconference with Prosecutors, Cops & Judges Who Say Let States Legalize
Posted by Darby Beck
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC -- On Tuesday a group of veteran law enforcement professionals will deliver a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the Department of Justice urging the Obama administration to respect state laws that legalize and regulate marijuana. Voters in Colorado and Washington State opted decisively for marijuana legalization on November 6 and national polls show majority support for replacing marijuana prohibition with legal regulation.
After personally delivering the letter signed by dozens of police, prosecutors, judges and federal agents to the Department of Justice at 9:00 AM ET, 34-year veteran narcotics cop Neill Franklin will join other law enforcers for a 12:00 PM ET teleconference call to answer questions from journalists.