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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:29 AM

Hearing planned on state pot laws [View all]

Source: Politico

By SEUNG MIN KIM | 12/13/12 10:46 AM EST

The national spotlight on new state marijuana laws is making its way to Capitol Hill.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Thursday that he plans to hold a hearing next year to ask the administration how it plans to handle the differences in federal and state laws on marijuana policy.

Leahy also released a letter to Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, seeking similar information. “The Senate Judiciary Committee has a significant interest in the effect of these developments on federal drug control policy,” Leahy wrote to Kerlikowske.

“Legislative options exist to resolve the differences between federal and state law in this area and end the uncertainty that residents of Colorado and Washington now face. In order to give these options full consideration, the committee needs to understand how the administration intends to respond to the decision of the voters in Colorado and Washington. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this matter.”


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