FEDS… “throwing in the towel “?

Marijuana ruling could signal end of prohibition on pot

http://www.whas11.com/news/Marijuana-Ruling-Could-Signal-End-of-Prohibition-on-Pot-221942751.html
From the article:

But on Thursday, the Department of Justice announced that it would not prosecute marijuana crimes that were legal under state law, a move that could signal the end of the country’s longtime prohibition on pot is nearing. “It certainly appears to be potentially the beginning of the end,” said Paul Armantano, deputy director of the pot lobby group NORML.

The memo sent to states Thursday by the DOJ said that as long as states set up comprehensive regulations governing marijuana, there would be no need for the federal government to step in, a decision that will save the Justice Department from having to use its limited resources on prosecuting individuals for growing or smoking marijuana.

“This memo appears to be sending the message to states regarding marijuana prohibition that is a recognition that a majority of the public and in some states majority of lawmakers no longer want to continue down the road of illegal cannabis, and would rather experiment with different regulatory schemes of license and retail sale of cannabis,” Armantano said.

Imagine that.. the FEDS are allowing the states the right to make their own laws/decisions – PER THE CONSTITUTION !

 

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