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The Senate Judiciary Committee will address the conflicts between state and federal law in regards to marijuana legalization.

Hopefully since the Federal position is not science based and costs billions in taxpayer money the decision will force the Department of Justice to go after real criminals.

Mortgage Crisis ring a bell Holder?

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Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy has announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to discuss conflicts between state and federal cannabis laws next month.

Both medical and recreational cannabis laws will be addressed, in particular whether or not state employees implementing the laws will be safe from prosecution. Leahy believes that states’ rights to enact recreational laws should also be respected.

“It is important, especially at a time of budget constraints, to determine whether it is the best use of federal resources to prosecute the personal or medicinal use of marijuana in states that have made such consumption legal,” Leahy said in a statement. “I believe that these state laws should be respected. At a minimum, there should be guidance about enforcement from the federal government.”

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Originally posted to Horace Boothroyd III on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 07:30 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Cannabis Law and Drug War Reform.

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