Federal Government Confirms Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Will Not Change Their Marijuana Policy

 by lucy

Colorado, Washington, and Oregon all have the potential to fully legalize the use and possession of marijuana this November.  However, the Federal Government has now made it clear that their actions and priorities will remain the same, whether a state votes to legalize marijuana or not.

In an interview with CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ that will air next week, Deputy Attorney General James Cole addressed the possibility that marijuana could be legalized in Colorado this year.  He stated, “We’re going to take a look at whether or not there are dangers to the community from the sale of marijuana and we’re going to go after those dangers.”  He added that his office’s stance on marijuana would be “the same as it’s always been” even if legalization is approved in any of the three states.

Prior to this interview, the Obama administration had remained silent about the marijuana legalization efforts, leaving many wondering what impact legalization would actually have in the states.

Some marijuana legalization advocates are writing off Cole’s statements, believing that he is just attempting to discourage the public from voting in favor of the referendums.



8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    Elvers said on Oct 22, 2012

    a couple of thing's has to be said to these basket cases. 1, wait a week bullshit the Judges are making up their minds right now weather to make it schedule 2 or 3 or legalize the feds can shove it where the sun don't shine . 2 , go after some real crooks like Romney, Ryan, Jay Townsend, and others that there afraid to go after,!! so called people with big crook'ed money, because they'er afraid they'll be sued.!!! it's like the one lady said in the news letter the FBI is dirty. need we say more .!!!!!

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    jibsnmoney said on Oct 22, 2012

    Don't come to the mile high….stay out

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    Effinchopsticks said on Oct 22, 2012

    5 bucks says he cant even tell me why marijuana is truly illegal..

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    SweetSoulB said on Oct 22, 2012

    Lets wait at least one whole day for legalization to take place, then you can judge people's reactions.

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    Swmiller92 said on Oct 22, 2012

    If the ppl vote on it shouldn't they just leave it alone. This country is suppose to be ran by the ppl but I guess we all know it is really ran by money

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    Cope420 said on Oct 23, 2012

    Obama is under alot of pressure this year about his mistakes in the past. Obama is a better decision than Mitt Romney. He said "I will Fight this Drug War with tooth & Nail." We don't need this, Obama deserves a 2nd chance. Even though he raided medical marijuana dispensaries. Mitt will bring us back to the older days and enhance the drug war. Spread the word about legalization is the best we can do if we don't live in the 3 states. If we all work together we can accomplish this.

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    said on Oct 23, 2012

    Cope is 100% correct. If Romney is elected he and the feds will set us back YEARS. It will be the worst thing ever for anything that has to do with cannabis. Obama is bad but he is our ONLY choice.

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    Guardian said on Oct 27, 2012

    Romney has the same views as Ronald regan just say no mean while you can pop as many pills as you want and destroy your organs more money for big pharma that's how you build economy. I'm mitt Romney and I approve this message

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