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U.S. Says It Won’t Sue to Undo State Marijuana Laws

The Obama administration on Thursday said it would not sue to undo laws legalizing marijuana in 20 states, although it will monitor operations in those states to make sure they do not run afoul of several enforcement priorities.
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Washington and Colorado recently began allowing small amounts of marijuana to be used recreationally, while 18 other states and the District of Columbia permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

In a phone call on Thursday afternoon, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. explained the government’s “trust but verify” approach to Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington and Gov. John W. Hickenlooper of Colorado, a Justice Department official said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/us/politics/us-says-it-won...

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Trust me I'm from the government

Trust me I'm from the government, and I'm here to help. I'll believe it when I see it. When Harborside health stops being harassed by Federal agencies I will then somewhat believe the Feds.

Complaints by the Cops...

...and the recovering drug addict former representative were priceless. They're worried about unintended consequences. Right. They're worried about their budgets and toys.

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I was on pain killers

for 5-6 years,oxy,morphine,and Vicodin,not once did I blame pot
for taking them,nor did i create a site like kennedy did
I took matters into my own hands and slowly withdrew from them
yes it was hard,went through all kinds of ill,It took several weeks to NOT
need them,but I did it
kennedies claim is false and meant to scare people,and keep his state intact
(the money) this has been what it was all about since its inception
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

This Makes No Sense

The Feds hold a position that marijuana is dangerous, as dangerous as crack, heroine, meth, cocaine, and prescription pills. The feds use tax dollars and employ entire agencies on the premise that marijuana is super dangerous. This is in complete opposition to the laws and opinions of many states.

So now that the states have finally taken a small amount of freedom, been able to serve the truth about pot, that pot is not dangerous, and even if pot is dangerous, should be handled legally by the states, the Feds still want to have authority in this matter?

Makes zero sense to me. Here is an analogy.

Feds: "2+2=6"
States: "No 2+2=4 you idiots"
Feds: "No we say 2+2=6, and we are the arithmetic authority."
----2 states pass laws saying 2+2=4----
States: "We can finally tell the truth to the public, 2+2=4"
Feds: "Okay, we still say 2+2=6. But we will oversee their arithmetic to verify its accuracy."

First wouldn't the feds have to say "Oh we have been way off on arithmetic issues... We have no business handling 2+2."???

No they will just harass

No they will just harass people, drive up their lawyer bills, hang a prison sentence over their heads, make a few skapegoats along the way, raid legit businesses, steal their assets, violate their privacy, and continue in their ways of the status quo. In other words, they cannot be trusted.

Be Your Own Media!!!

translation

It is worried that if it were to do so, it might lose. That would set up an appellate court battle over the dormant commerce clause which could set back government expansion by 80 years (i.e., to where it should be) and bring back states rights as an issue that the public cares about.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

It Already Lost

I think they know they already lost.

Now we just have to see if the all Hell breaks loose due to a spike in pot consumption, but don't hold your breath...

Bureaucrats have 2 years to revise their reputations for the next administration.

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exactly

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More smoke up our a$$es

The subject line says it all.

We know what this is about: Industrial Hemp.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

not necessarily,,,Holder

mite not even be aware of it's benefits

If he isn't aware of it's benefits

then his actual "constituents" do i.e. big oil/big pharma who pay into his "trust" fund in the cayman's.

And of course, I'm speculating.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

I wouldn't if I were them

I wouldn't if I were them either... run the risk of setting a precedent? The federal law is in violation of the 10th amendment and they know it.

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