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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:43 PM

U.S. stance on marijuana unchanged by legalization votes: official

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A top Justice Department official has told "60 Minutes" the federal government is ready to combat any "dangers" of state-sanctioned recreational pot, amid criticism of the Obama administration for its relative silence on legalization drives in three states.

Voters in Colorado, Washington state and Oregon are set to vote on November 6 on whether to legalize and tax marijuana sales, raising the possibility of a showdown with the federal government, which views pot as an illegal narcotic.

Deputy Attorney General James Cole, in comments to "60 Minutes" posted on Saturday to the website of CBS affiliate KCNC-TV in Denver, said his office's stance on pot would be "the same as it's always been" if voters approved legalization.

http://news.yahoo.com/u-stance-marijuana-unchanged-legalization-votes-official-021723549.html

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DreamSmoker Oct 2012 OP
joycejnr Oct 2012 #1
limpyhobbler Oct 2012 #4
Panasonic Oct 2012 #2
Lint Head Oct 2012 #3

Response to DreamSmoker (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:51 PM

1. Sadly, the Obama Administration is too political on this issue...

...when will we ever learn that appeasing the Conservative populace is a non-winner?

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Response to joycejnr (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 02:59 PM

4. How is it political if the majority supports making it legal?

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Response to DreamSmoker (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:04 PM

2. It'll be the beginning of the end of the War on Drugs.

 

When Colorado passes it, it will stand out as a model of how to legalize and regulate marijuana like tobacco and alcohol.

I intend to renew my MMJ license if the Feds decide to fuck around with the legalization part. It's up for renewal on November 23rd and I'm wondering if I need to renew it or not. Won't cost me much (around a total cost of $80)



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Response to DreamSmoker (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:34 PM

3. I think there will be a change if Obama wins the election.

The insanity of the drug policy is costing too much money. The cost savings would be a start to turning around the debt.

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