Justice Department poised to respond to states that have legalized marijuana
Category: Politics | Posted on Thu, February, 28th 2013 by THCFinder
Colorado and Washington state legalized the recreational use of marijuana in 2012, and Hickenlooper was concerned about how the federal government planned to respond. The new laws set the stage for what could be a sticky conflict between the state and federal government. Although the drug is now legal under state law, it is still banned under the federal Controlled Substances Act, Holder's Department of Justice is tasked to enforce. The states are still waiting for an answer from the feds, and Hickenlooper's inauguration chat with Holder was just one of many conversations in an ongoing discussion between the DOJ and state government officials.
Recalling the meeting, Hickenlooper said that Holder expressed that he was open to re-examining how the federal government deals with marijuana use in states that have legalized it, and was considering a variety of actions, including prioritizing enforcement, overhauling the department's rules and even pushing for a change in the law through Congress.
"They're open to all that," Hickenlooper told Yahoo News during a visit to Washington, D.C., last weekend. "He's been very candid in the sense that we've got to work on this together."
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Bears tackle J-Marcus Webb arrested for marijuana
Category: News | Posted on Thu, February, 28th 2013 by THCFinder
Chicago Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb was arrested last night after police found marijuana in his car.
Police pulled Webb over for speeding on I57 in Pulaski County and found less than 2.5 grams of marijuana in his possession.
According to authorities, Webb was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.
He posted $ 500 dollars bond and has a court date on March 18.
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