Ex-DEA chief urges AG to oppose marijuana

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The law enforcement community who are opposing the legalization of marijuana are urging Attorney General Eric Holder to speak out before Election Day.

In response, Justice Department spokeswoman Allison Price says the department is not going to speculate on the outcome of the various ballot initiatives in each of the states -- Colorado, Washington and Oregon.

Peter Bensinger, a former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, told reporters that it is important for the public to know the dangers of legalizing marijuana and for the Justice Department to address the issue now.

Among the participants at the press conference were former directors of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Federal law prohibits production, possession and sale of marijuana.


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  • by Fugg Location: Location on Oct 15, 2012 at 06:39 PM
    Time to stop the cartels. Legalize and produce it here in Colorado. Hemp could become the next cash crop for Colorado. Food, fuel and fibre grown right here with minimal water usage. Makes sense to me.
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