Federal government wrestles with legalized ‘ pot’

Posted: November 11, 2012 at 4:23 a.m.

Senior administration officials acknowledged Friday that they are wrestling with how to respond to the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington state, which directly violates federal drug law and is sparking a broad debate about the direction of U.S. drug policy.

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What! Where's all the Tenth Amendment folks now?

Posted by: cdawg

November 11, 2012 at 11:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some disembodied, out-of-context portions of the Constitution are more popular than others.

Posted by: AlphaCat

November 11, 2012 at 1:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

"Marijuana distribution is the largest source of revenue for Mexican drug cartels, law enforcement officials said."
That's one very good reason to legalize or decriminalize marijuana.

Posted by: Coralie

November 11, 2012 at 4:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

States rights!

Posted by: fayfreethinker

November 11, 2012 at 5:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I agree with Coralie and FFT.
Legalize it, no greater harm than alcohol.

War on drugs is a farce.

Posted by: P5harri

November 11, 2012 at 9:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Agree with Coralie. Maybe we should tell the feds, You've failed so miserably that we're going to slash *your* budget in the name of the budget deficit...legalize and tax pot and pay off the deficit that way. Look at the bright side: you could get a new, green job in the marijuana industry!

Posted by: SPA

November 12, 2012 at 9:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )