marijuana rally-Denver-2013-Jonathan Piccolo-CCThe Obama administration said Thursday that it would not challenge laws legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington state as long as those states strongly restrict sales to minors, prevent exports to other states and keep it off of federal lands.

The memo, which was welcomed by proponents of marijuana legalization, directs federal prosecutors to focus on eight areas of enforcement rather than spending time targeting individual users.

(READ the story from the Washington Post)

Photo credit: Denver rally, 2013, by Jonathan Piccolo – CC – Flickr

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