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WASHINGTON -- The United States government took a historic step back from its long-running drug war on Thursday, when Attorney General Eric Holder informed the governors of Washington and Colorado that the Department of Justice would allow the states to create a regime that would regulate and implement the ballot initiatives that legalized the use of marijuana for adults.
A Justice Department official said that Holder told the governors in a joint phone call early Thursday afternoon that the department would take a "trust but verify approach" to the state laws. DOJ is reserving its right
Originally posted by deadeyedick
It seems as though some ground work is being done for taxation.
the distribution of marijuana to minors;
revenue from the sale of marijuana from going to criminal enterprises, gangs and cartels;
the diversion of marijuana from states where it is legal under state law in some form to other states;
state-authorized marijuana activity from being used as a cover or pretext for the trafficking of other illegal drugs or other illegal activity;
violence and the use of firearms in the cultivation and distribution of marijuana
drugged driving and the exacerbation of other adverse public health consequences associated with marijuana use;
growing of marijuana on public lands and the attendant public safety and environmental dangers posed by marijuana production on public lands;
preventing marijuana possession or use on federal property.
Originally posted by wrabbit2000
reply to post by benrl
Who said researching it is limited to just those two states? Certain rabbits won't break any laws while those laws are in force. However..... Farmer Bunny could be a title I could warm up to. More than one modern day millionaire in California was nothing but a dreamer or poet before a certain law changed and they discovered a green thumb they didn't know they had.
Originally posted by chiefsmom
reply to post by elcapitano75
Exactly! The only reason they are making this decision, is because they are afraid they are going to miss out on big tax money. Taking this stance, they can put their hand out that much sooner!