Holder: Administration Weighing Marijuana Policy

Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 08:00 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department will announce “relatively soon” its policy on recently passed state measures legalizing the use of marijuana.

“There is a tension between federal law and these state laws,” Holder said in response to questions after a speech at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. “I would expect the policy pronouncement that we’re going to make will be done relatively soon.”

Voters in Washington and Colorado on Nov. 6 approved ballot proposals legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana.

Alert: Will Raising Taxes Help or Hurt America? Vote Here!

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers sent a letter to Holder for guidance about how the federal government intends to enforce its laws, which still view marijuana as illegal.

The federal government is weighing this. However, previously federal officials have said marijuana remains illegal on the federal level and the controlled Substances Act will be enforced.

Of special concern for state regulators is how to protect state employees who violate federal drug law by complying with state marijuana laws.


© Copyright 2014 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Rep. Cory Gardner: Dems' Inaction Keeping Americans Out of Work

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 09:44 AM

Americans are missing out on jobs because President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are blocking the numerous jobs and . . .

Jeb Bush Keeps Focus on His Business

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 09:03 AM

While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, . . .

Billionaire Steyer Writes $15M to His Super PAC

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 09:02 AM

The political parties, their campaign committees and some of their super PACs faced a Saturday deadline to disclose how  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved