One of the most prevalent talking points among state governmental officials since the legalization of cannabis for recreational dedications in Washington and Colorado is what actions, if any, will the federal government employ?
“We’re still in the process of reviewing both of the initiatives that were passed,” Attorney General Eric Holder decrees. “You will hear soon. We’re in the last stages of that review and we’re trying to make a determination as to what the policy ramifications are going to be, what our international obligations are — there are a whole variety of things that go into this determination — but the people of [Colorado] and Washington deserve an answer and you will have one soon.”
That was Eric Holder’s response to Colorado state attorney general John Suthers’ question as to when or even if the Department of Justice was planning to intervene or take some course of action in response to the new recreational usage laws.
The mindset of our nation’s policymakers is shifting slowly but surely on a positive path to bringing intelligence and insight to our country’s truly outmoded drug laws.
On Monday March 4, 2013, several House Democrats introduced numerous pieces of legislation all with distinctive purposes directly related to decriminalizing cannabis and removing it from the list of controlled substances. The shift is in progress.
Attorney General Holder has already conducted meetings with the governors of Washington and Colorado which we know revealed diddly squat in terms of clarification for those said states. And as we can easily ascertain from his latest pronouncement the Department of Justice has no intentions of revealing any strategies or tactics that they may have up their slimy sleeves.
Who could trust anything Holder has to say at this point anyway? He has been involved in more scandalous behavior as of late than I’m sure he cares anyone to mention.
If you aren’t satisfied (and I truly hope you’re not) with our country’s current drug policies, then do our community a solid and get actively involved and help bring a close to this antiquated war on tokers.