• Leahy welcomes US marijuana decision
    August 30,2013
     

    MONTPELIER ó Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says he welcomes a decision by the Justice Department not to sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing the recreational use of marijuana.

    Leahy is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He says heís been pressing for such guidance since last year after the states voted to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

    Leahy also is going to hold a hearing of the Judiciary Committee next month on conflicts between state and federal marijuana laws.

    Deputy Attorney General James Cole, who released the departmentís guidelines Thursday, is expected to testify at the hearing.

    Supporters of marijuana legalization say the Justice Departmentís action could set the stage for more states to legalize marijuana.

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