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US will enforce marijuana laws despite how Californians may vote

Less than three weeks before California voters hit the polls, the Justice Department issued a preemptive message concerning a ballot measure making worldwide headlines. "Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will enforce its marijuana laws in California even if the state's voters approve a ballot measure to legalize the drug," Pete Yost reports for the Associated Press. He made the comments in a letter to former chiefs of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter, dated Wednesday. "We will vigorously enforce the CSA against those individuals and organizations that possess, manufacture or distribute marijuana for recreational use, even if such activities are permitted under state law," Holder wrote. He also said that legalizing recreational marijuana in California would be a "significant impediment" to the government's joint efforts with state and local law enforcement to target drug traffickers, who often distribute marijuana alongside cocaine and other drugs. Holder said approval of the ballot measure would "significantly undermine" efforts to keep California communities safe.

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Comment by Stupid Amerkin
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OK people. What does this tell you? Mr. dictator Holder doesn't care what the people want or say. HE IS THE BOSS AND THE ENTIRE COUNTRY WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS OR ELSE!!! That is why he is able to send all our sons and daughters off to foreign land to murder and kill others in illegal wars and be murdered and killed themselves. Where did you say we lived?



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Drug War, Next Decade: Vigorous Holder Action

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