Your state allows you to possess marijuana, but it’s still illegal under federal law. How’s a person supposed to know how to act? One U.S. Senator (and an important one – the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee) Sen. Patrick Leahy, (D-Vermont) has proposed that federal law be amended to allow possession of up to one ounce of marijuana in states where it’s legal under state law. (right now, Colorado & Washington State)
According to the Huffington Post, on December 6th, Leahy wrote to Gil Kerlikowske, President Obama’s Director of National Drug Control Policy, to float the idea of state-by-state marijuana waivers. Great if you live in Colorado or Washington State – worthless of course in DC, Maryland or Virginia.
Meanwhile, according to Bloomberg News, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said yesterday that the Justice Department will provide its policy pronouncement on the Colorado and Washington State ballot measures legalizing marijuana use “relatively soon.”
Will the marijuana warriors fight or fold? Stay tuned.