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75 years of federal drug policy all been smoke and attorney general basically give -- two fundamental messages today.
A number one that the federal government would not act to preempt the implementation of the voter approved initiative.
In the state of Washington regarding marijuana.
The Justice Department announcing it will allow new laws to go forty Colorado and Washington State.
That legalize marijuana for recreational use the DOJ ruling on Thursday that the states can't let people smoke.
Grohl and buy pot legally as long as the drug has kept away from kids and used safely.
There's logical ways we could approach this after the voters approved initiative -- Are -- has been thoughtful it's been deliberative it's been transparent.
And I -- approach is paid off in a cooperative and understanding with the federal government that we're seeing here today.
It's a first for the federal government and could set the stage for more states to legalize marijuana in the future.
But the White House denies as part of a sweeping policy change.
Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest says it's more about resource management then re -- drug laws the president.
It has talked about the appropriate use of prosecutorial resources and that applying them to individual users particularly.
Those -- -- sick -- their caretakers probably not the best use of law enforcement resources.
Opponents say legalization will lead to more drunk driving and higher drop all rates and a former chief of the DEA says when it comes to drug laws.
Federal law almost always trumps the states and -- -- not stepping in Eric Holder is not living up to his oath of office.
In Seattle Dan Springer Fox News.
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