Justice Dept. won't sue states over marijuana legalization

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Los Angeles Times: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will not challenge  laws in states such as Colorado and Washington that allow commercial marijuana sales.

The move comes two years after the Justice Department said federal drug agents would not tolerate large-scale or commercial pot businesses and launched a campaign to shut down dispensaries and growers. The crackdown was particularly aggressive in California, where hundreds have been shut down.

The new policy suggests the federal government is trying to find a workable balance between federal law, which prohibits all marijuana use, and laws in a growing number of states such as California that permit it.

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