Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s moral crusade against marijuana escalates the war on drugs wastes public resources on law enforcement and the justice system.
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Some of the most conservative Republicans in Congress are leading the charge to end their federal government’s war on pot. They introduced a bill, the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, in the House last week. The legislation would mean the feds would have to accept state laws that legalize or decriminalize production or possession of marijuana.
Depending on the state, the legislation would cover both medical marijuana and recreational pot, and would protect not only the users of state-legal cannabis, but also the businesses that cultivate, process, distribute and sell marijuana in these states.
The legislation is
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Anxious folks in Washington and Colorado may have gotten an early Christmas gift from their president.
When it comes to simple possession and recreational use of marijuana in their states, Obama says he has “bigger fish to fry.”
Obama told Babs Walters, “It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined it’s legal.”i
Hardly a home run but it’s “safe on third.” Attorney General Eric Holder has said he’ll announce a new policy on state laws very soon. There has been some
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