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White House: Feds will step up marijuana law enforcement

• by Kevin Leptak

"I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said regarding federal drug laws, which still list marijuana as an illegal substance.

That's a reversal from the Obama administration's stance, which laid out in an official memo that the federal government wouldn't interfere in states where nonmedical use of marijuana is allowed.

That guidance was issued after two states -- Colorado and Washington -- voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Obama said in the immediate aftermath of those votes that the federal government had "bigger fish to fry" than cracking down on marijuana use in states where it's considered legal.

Most drug enforcement operations are carried out by state and local authorities, with little involvement by the federal government. Enforcing marijuana laws has been considered a lower priority for federal drug agents, who have remained focused on curbing narcotics trafficking and combating a nationwide epidemic of opioid abuse.

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Comment by Constitutional Reset
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The POTUS like other governors is constitutionally sworn to take care that the laws are faithfully executed. That can happen in several ways regarding an unjust and very harmful law. 1) The law can be so enforced that the people force a change in the law. 2) The POTUS and the state governors can issue a broad grant of pardon upon the virtue of parole oath. 3) both 1) and 2) should be done at the same time.

Comment by Stupid Amerkin
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You have to ask yourself, how many of these low conscious self serving bastards we call leaders who promote this force and violence under the color of law against innocent Americans who are of course exercising their right, have invested interest the BIG PHARMA industry?? Twilight Zone on Steroids

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