Feds OK Pot For Colorado
DENVER- The federal government makes a major announcement saying it will not stop Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use for anyone over the age of 21.
The news essentially gives the two states the blessing to create a responsible recreational marijuana industry.
This is what marijuana legalization supporters have been waiting to hear, as well as state and local officials who are trying to put a system of regulations in place.
All have been very nervous that the Justice Department could step in and shut everything down, but the federal government has decided it will not block these efforts.
It's a decision that may spark nationwide efforts to make marijuana legal in one way or another.
"This is a historic occasion in which our federal government, perhaps for the first time ever, has explicitly said states can start adopting their own marijuana policies that they believe are the most effective and as long as they are doing it responsibly, the federal government allows it," explains Mason Tvert, one of the primary proponents behind Amendment 64.