UN official calls for marijuana ballot rollback

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

VIENNA (AP) -- The head of the U.N. drug watchdog agency is urging U.S. federal officials to challenge ballot measures in Colorado and Washington that decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 and over.

Raymond Yans says the approvals send "a wrong message to the rest of the nation and it sends a wrong message abroad."

Yans heads the International Narcotics Control Board. He told The Associated Press on Tuesday he hopes Attorney General Eric Holder "will take all the necessary measures" to ensure that marijuana possession and use remains illegal throughout the U.S.

Both states are holding off on plans to regulate and tax the drug while waiting to see whether the Justice Department will assert federal authority over drug law.

The INCB has no enforcement ability.


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  • by Szabla Location: Location on Nov 20, 2012 at 01:53 PM
    You do know one of Obama’s executive orders told the BATF to confiscate all the guns of anyone caught smoking or using Drugs. He does this because on the paperwork to purchase a gun you have to sign that you don’t use drugs. He also has been pushing for a UN small arms treaty that w ill have the UN troupes come in and take all our guns. The first small arms treaty one as stopped by the NRA and died in committee.
  • by Fugg Location: Location on Nov 20, 2012 at 01:07 PM
    Next the UN will be telling the United States to change our gun laws. The US needs to tell the UN to mind their own business.
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