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Feds to Enforce U.S. Drug Laws Even if California Legalizes Marijuana…..

If Prop 19 is approved in California …

There are going to be several efforts to overturn the vote…..

If it get’s passed…

While it’s passage was way ahead in the polls….

The number’s have closed….

Now this….

The Fed’s letting everyone know their position…

Of course …there isn’t going to be FBI agents locking people up for small amounts of grass….

That would shut down the Federal courts in the state…

 

Buzz kill. Even if California voters legalize marijuana next month, federal law enforcement officials will still “vigorously enforce” drug laws against people who grow, distribute or sell pot, Attorney General Eric Holder said.

Holder sent a letter this week to nine former chiefs of the Drug Enforcement Administration clarifying his agency’s position onCalifornia’s Proposition 19The Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

“Let me state clearly that the Department of Justice strongly opposes Proposition 19. If passed, this legislation will greatly complicate federal drug enforcement efforts to the detriment of our citizens,” Holder wrote.

The ballot initiative allows state residents 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to 25 square feet worth of pot plants. It also authorizes cities and counties to oversee cultivation and sales.

But the federal Controlled Substances Act forbids the possession and sale of marijuana, and it’s that statute that Holder said he will continue to uphold — no matter what happens in California…..

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October 15, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Crime, Law, Politics, Updates | ,

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