Wednesday, December 5, 2012

On Weed Day Eve, a message from the Department of Justice

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Marijuana becomes legal in Washington for adults 21 and over at a minute after midnight tonight, with restrictions, of course.

But before you revel in Washington's autonomous statehood muscle flexing, here's friendly reminder from your friendly U.S. Attorney, Michael Ormsby:

The Department of Justice is reviewing the legalization initiatives recently passed in Colorado and Washington State.  The Department’s responsibility to enforce the Controlled Substances Act remains unchanged. Neither States nor the Executive branch can nullify a statute passed by Congress. In enacting the Controlled Substances Act, Congress determined that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance. Regardless of any changes in state law, including the change that will go into effect on December 6th in Washington State, growing, selling or possessing any amount of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Members of the public are also advised to remember that it remains against federal law to bring any amount of marijuana onto federal property, including all federal buildings, national parks and forests, military installations, and courthouses.

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