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Department of Justice Issues Guidelines on Enforcement of Marijuana Laws: August 29, 2013

Department of Justice Issues Guidelines on Enforcement of Marijuana Laws: August 29, 2013

Department of justice issues guidelines on enforcement of marijuana laws: August 29, 2013

In 2012, Colorado and Washington approved the nation's first two laws to legalize recreational marijuana use. The laws were a clear violation of federal statute, but the Justice Department was slow to indicate how it would proceed. On August 29, 2013, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he would allow the laws to continue without federal intervention as long as the states developed clear regulation and enforcement policies. The Justice Department would still retain the right to sue the states if implementation was carried out in a fashion deemed inappropriate and would also still be permitted to conduct operations against ...

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