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On Marijuana, International Assault On States’ Rights Possible

March 5, 2013 by  

On Marijuana, International Assault On States’ Rights Possible
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On Tuesday a United Nations drug agency urged Federal officials in the U.S. to swiftly strike down legalized recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington, claiming that the State-level legalization could violate international treaties.

The International Narcotics Control Board made the appeal in its annual report, urging Washington D.C. to act to “ensure full compliance with the international drug control treaties on its entire territory.”

“The entire international system is based on countries respecting the rules, and there’s a broad fabric of international treaties that are part and parcel to that,” said David Johnson, the U.S. delegate to the Vienna-based board.

Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is currently in the final stages of reviewing the marijuana-legalizing State laws, examining policy options and international implications.

Justice officials could still decide to sue Washington and Colorado in Federal court in a bid to reverse the voters’ will on legal marijuana.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/celestia.westerheide Celestia Westerheide

    Tell them to go suck eggs. They are renting space in NYC and don’t really need to dictate to the land lord on how to do things.

  • jeb

    The only thing we follow is the US Constitution.

    Treaties me nothing!

  • Blow

    Personally, I could care less how the UN feels about it. The UN is not the US. This battle is about the will of the people vs archaic federal laws. It certainly is not about a collection of fat cats from various nations.

  • James

    The UN needs to leave the USA alone we need to get out of all that BS dictatorship only thing they’re good for is a one world government the Bible is full filling every single day

  • http://facebook rick hamrick

    Let Statest Rights Alone!

  • Brandon

    Didn’t our constitution plainly state we are free from tyranny? We are technically a sovereign nation since 1776. Well before the existence of these international laws. We cannot be controlled and we will not be controlled.

    • MIKE THURMAN

      YES BUT COMMUNIST DICTATORS LIKE OBAMA ARE IN CHARGE THEY THINK IMPEACH HIM AND FIRE LIKE MINDED POLITICIANS ONE COUNTRY UNDER GOD OBAMA IS A CURSE WORD AS FAKE AS ARTIFICIAL MEDS

  • http://www.facebook.com/larry.foster.12 Larry Foster

    I tell you people we have to get rid of this president and his idiot fallowers.

    • Karolyn

      Do you really think it would be different with a republican president?

    • MIKE THURMAN

      IMPEACH SATAN OBAMA BEFORE HE DESTROYS THIS COUNTRY AND KILLS ALL SICK PEOPLE HE IS THE WORST PERSON IN THIS WORLD TO BE PRESIDENT LET HIM SHOVEL HORSE MANURE THE REST OF HIS LIFE THATS WHAT HE IS !

  • mertdawg

    I didn’t realize that congress ratified the treaty that the u.n. is talking about.

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