Drug Czar Addresses New Marijuana Legislation

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Following the passage on Election Day of citizens’ initiatives in Colorado and Washington to legalize marijuana use for adults, United States Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske has for the first time acknowledged, “It is clear that we’re in the midst of a serious national conversation about marijuana.” Read this entire NORML article.

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Commenting on Kerlikowske’s response, NORML Communications Director Erik Altieri said: “While far from embracing an end to marijuana prohibition, it is telling that America’s Drug Czar had the opportunity to spout anti-marijuana rhetoric and declined to do so, while simultaneously stating that our nation is in the midst of a serious national conversation regarding appropriate cannabis policy. We can only hope that when the administration finishes reviewing the laws just approved by resounding margins in Washington and Colorado, they choose to stand with the American people and place themselves on the right side of history. We the people are already there.” Read more. [/message]

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