Frank & Paul pressure Obama on new marijuana laws

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November 14, 2012
The Nation
by George Zornick  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"It’s not yet clear how the feds will respond to the new laws in Washington and Colorado -- the US Attorney’s office in Colorado says it is 'reviewing the ballot initiative' and has no comment 'at this time.' But Wednesday, two high-profile members of Congress publicly asked the Obama administration to respect the state laws, making them the first members to speak out strongly in support of the local laws. Representatives Barney Frank and Ron Paul (who no doubt inhabit mostly opposite sides of the ideological spectrum) sent Obama a letter asking him to refrain from prosecution of people following the Colorado and Washington laws. (The duo has already introduced a bill to end the federal ban on marijuana)." (11/14/12)  

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