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Federal government will not challenge state laws on marijuana

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 04 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5437
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. 1Montreal

The US federal government will not attempt to legally challenge state laws permitting recreational or medical marijuana use, the Department of Justice said this week.

Attorney General Eric Holder called the governors of Colorado and Washington and told them that federal authorities would not stand in their way as they implement last year’s ballot initiatives, which legalized recreational marijuana use and provided for state regulation and taxation.

Deputy …

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