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2013 2013 2013 <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_yeOAHB3jKA/Uh-OrmLNGmI/AAAAAAAABTQ/-zanWhu0Tao/s1600/marijuana-leaf.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_yeOAHB3jKA/Uh-OrmLNGmI/AAAAAAAABTQ/-zanWhu0Tao/s400/marijuana-leaf.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Moments ago, I was masticating on a bucket of crustaceans (with a side of munchies), when this story pinged my computer screen:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/29/eric-holder-marijuana-washington-colorado-doj_n_3837034.html">The DOJ Will Let Washington, Colorado Marijuana Laws Go Into Effect</a>:</span></div><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>423</o:Words> <o:Characters>2413</o:Characters> <o:Company>EcoPhotos</o:Company> <o:Lines>20</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>4</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>2963</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>10.2006</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:UseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> <br /><blockquote><span style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">WASHINGTON -- The United States government took an historic step back from its long-running drug war on Thursday, when Attorney General Eric Holder informed the governors of Washington and Colorado that the Department of Justice would allow the states to create a regime that would regulate and implement the ballot initiatives that legalized the use of marijuana for adults.</span></span><span style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A Justice Department official said that Holder told the governors in a joint phone call early Thursday afternoon that the department would take a "trust but verify approach" to the state laws. DOJ is reserving its right to file a preemption lawsuit at a later date, since the states' regulation of marijuana is illegal under the Controlled Substances Act.</span></span>&nbsp;</blockquote><blockquote><span style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></span><span style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Deputy Attorney General James Cole also issued a three-and-a-half page memo to U.S. attorneys across the country on Thursday outlining eight priorities for federal prosecutors enforcing marijuana laws. According to the guidance, DOJ will still prosecute individuals or entities to prevent:</span></span><br /><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">the distribution of marijuana to minors;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">revenue from the sale of marijuana from going to criminal enterprises, gangs and cartels;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">the diversion of marijuana from states where it is legal under state law in some form to other states;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">state-authorized marijuana activity from being used as a cover or pretext for the trafficking of other illegal drugs or other illegal activity;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">violence and the use of firearms in the cultivation and distribution of marijuana</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">drugged driving and the exacerbation of other adverse public health consequences associated with marijuana use;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">growing of marijuana on public lands and the attendant public safety and environmental dangers posed by marijuana production on public lands;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">preventing marijuana possession or use on federal property.</span></li></ul><span style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">U.S. Attorneys will individually be responsible for interpreting the guidelines and how they apply to a case they intend to prosecute. A Justice Department official said, for example, that a U.S Attorney could go after marijuana distributors who used cartoon characters in their marketing because that could be interpreted as attempting to distribute marijuana to minors.</span></span>&nbsp;</blockquote><blockquote><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></span><span style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">But the official stressed that the guidance was not optional, and that prosecutors would no longer be allowed to use the sheer volume of sales or the for-profit status of an operation as triggers for prosecution, though these factors could still affect their prosecutorial decisions.</span></span></blockquote><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Now, will someone PLEEZE turn on the Ravi Shankar music and pass the chocolate. </span><!--EndFragment--><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_yeOAHB3jKA/Uh-OrmLNGmI/AAAAAAAABTQ/-zanWhu0Tao/s1600/marijuana-leaf.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_yeOAHB3jKA/Uh-OrmLNGmI/AAAAAAAABTQ/-zanWhu0Tao/s400/marijuana-leaf.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Moments ago, I was masticating on a bucket of crustaceans (with a side of munchies), when this story pinged my computer screen:</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/29/eric-holder-marijuana-washington-colorado-doj_n_3837034.html">The DOJ Will Let Washington, Colorado Marijuana Laws Go Into Effect</a>:</span></div><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>423</o:Words> <o:Characters>2413</o:Characters> <o:Company>EcoPhotos</o:Company> <o:Lines>20</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>4</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>2963</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>10.2006</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:UseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> <br /><blockquote><span style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">WASHINGTON -- The United States government took an historic step back from its long-running drug war on Thursday, when Attorney General Eric Holder informed the governors of Washington and Colorado that the Department of Justice would allow the states to create a regime that would regulate and implement the ballot initiatives that legalized the use of marijuana for adults.</span></span><span style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A Justice Department official said that Holder told the governors in a joint phone call early Thursday afternoon that the department would take a "trust but verify approach" to the state laws. DOJ is reserving its right to file a preemption lawsuit at a later date, since the states' regulation of marijuana is illegal under the Controlled Substances Act.</span></span>&nbsp;</blockquote><blockquote><span style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></span><span style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Deputy Attorney General James Cole also issued a three-and-a-half page memo to U.S. attorneys across the country on Thursday outlining eight priorities for federal prosecutors enforcing marijuana laws. According to the guidance, DOJ will still prosecute individuals or entities to prevent:</span></span><br /><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">the distribution of marijuana to minors;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">revenue from the sale of marijuana from going to criminal enterprises, gangs and cartels;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">the diversion of marijuana from states where it is legal under state law in some form to other states;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">state-authorized marijuana activity from being used as a cover or pretext for the trafficking of other illegal drugs or other illegal activity;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">violence and the use of firearms in the cultivation and distribution of marijuana</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">drugged driving and the exacerbation of other adverse public health consequences associated with marijuana use;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">growing of marijuana on public lands and the attendant public safety and environmental dangers posed by marijuana production on public lands;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">preventing marijuana possession or use on federal property.</span></li></ul><span style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">U.S. Attorneys will individually be responsible for interpreting the guidelines and how they apply to a case they intend to prosecute. A Justice Department official said, for example, that a U.S Attorney could go after marijuana distributors who used cartoon characters in their marketing because that could be interpreted as attempting to distribute marijuana to minors.</span></span>&nbsp;</blockquote><blockquote><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></span><span style="color: #262626;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">But the official stressed that the guidance was not optional, and that prosecutors would no longer be allowed to use the sheer volume of sales or the for-profit status of an operation as triggers for prosecution, though these factors could still affect their prosecutorial decisions.</span></span></blockquote><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Now, will someone PLEEZE turn on the Ravi Shankar music and pass the chocolate. </span><!--EndFragment--><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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