Drug abuse prevention groups asked the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday how it will know whether its acceptance of recreational marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado affects public health.
The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use.
Sources tell CBS4 investigator Rick Sallinger that an announcement is expected in less than an hour from the Justice Department on the federal stance on legal marijuana.
In an effort to ease prison overcrowding some federal convicts will be put in drug treatment and community service programs.
Colorado’s police chiefs are demanding more restrictions on marijuana in our state, and they say if they aren’t listened to they will take their concerns to the federal government.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said how the U.S. Justice Department will enforce federal laws about marijuana is still up in the air.
A United Nations-based drug agency urged the U.S. government on Tuesday to challenge the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, saying the state laws violate international drug treaties.
Eight former U.S. drug chiefs warned the federal government Tuesday that time is running out to nullify Colorado and Washington’s new laws legalizing recreational marijuana use.
Attorney General Eric Holder says he is in the last stages of reviewing new state laws legalizing recreational use of marijuana in Washington and Colorado.
Civic Center Park has long been known as Denver’s version of a marijuana superstore. So 4 On Your Side Investigator Rick Sallinger wondered what it was like now that Amendment 64 has been passed by the voters.