Marijuana Ruling Could Signal End of Prohibition on Pot
Published by Colleen Curry, ABC News, August 31, 2013
It’s legal to light up in Colorado and Washington, and soon smoking pot could be legalized across the country following a decision Thursday by the federal government.
“DOJ said that as long as states set up comprehensive regulations governing marijuana, there would be no need for the federal government to step in…”
After Washington state and Colorado passed laws in November 2012 legalizing the consumption and sale of marijuana for adults over 18, lawmakers in both states waited to see whether the federal government would continue to prosecute pot crimes under federal statutes in their states.