Gov. Hickenlooper Discusses Amendment 64 With US Attorney General
KREX News Room
DENVER- The marijuana measure passed by Colorado voters this week is in direct violation of federal law, and Gov. John Hickenlooper expects to hear what the federal government plans to do about it.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the governor planned an afternoon conference call Friday to talk about the constitutional amendment passed by Colorado voters this week.
Amendment 64 would allow adults over 21 to possess small amounts of marijuana. Hickenlooper has said the federal government probably won't allow large-scale commercial marijuana sales.
The Justice Department has issued statements saying federal law bans marijuana and that the marijuana measures passed in Colorado and Washington are under review.
Hickenlooper announced no plans to address the public after his call with Holder.