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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Obama administration: Marijuana is states rights issue

Posted By on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 5:50 AM

This from Huffington Pos:

The Obama administration believes marijuana policy is a states' rights issue, the White House said Monday in opposing Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington, D.C., from using federal funds to decriminalize marijuana possession.

The GOP-sponsored House amendment would prevent D.C. "from using its own local funds to carry out locally-passed marijuana policies, which again undermines the principles of States' rights and of District home rule," the White House said in a statement. The White House said the bill "poses legal challenges to the Metropolitan Police Department's enforcement of all marijuana laws currently in force in the District."

Three points:

1) Washington D.C. should have home rule, a seat in Congress and full participation in the United States governance.

2) I favor decriminalization of pot.

3) Picking and choosing where states rights is your battle cry is a slippery slope.

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