Federal Government Won't Block State Marijuana Laws

Department of Justice will not sue Washington and Colorado for legalizing recreational pot.
3:00 | 08/30/13

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Marijuana advocates are plotting a move by the Obama administration not to interfere with new lawns and Washington and Colorado permitting the limited use of pot. The Justice Department says however -- must be kept away from children the black market and federal property. But for now people in Washington and Colorado can use pot and they can get licensed to -- it. Attorney general basically gave -- two fundamental messages today. Number one that the federal government would not act to preempt the implementation of the voter approved initiative. In the -- Washington regarding marijuana. The pullback by the Justice Department could set the stage for more states to legalize marijuana. Alaska is considering a vote next year in several more states plan similar action in 2016.

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