In our opinion: As some states flout federal drug law, Justice wavers on enforcement

March 29, 2014 11:05 PM

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The wavering stance of the U.S. Justice Department on the sale and use of marijuana is beginning to cause more problems across the country. As a harmful substance, its sale and use remain illegal under federal law. Therefore, it ought to be treated as such by federal authorities.

For example, instead of acquiescing in the contravention of federal law by the states of Colorado and Washington, the Justice Department could sue to challenge those states’ efforts to recreationalize the use of marijuana.

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