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Feds Seek To Corral Medical Marijuana ‘Wild West’

September 9, 2013 Updated: September 9, 2020

NPRFeds Seek To Corral Medical Marijuana ‘Wild West’

When the Obama administration recently announced it wouldn’t challenge the decision by Colorado and Washington voters to fully legalize marijuana, criticism rained down. The administration’s position, complained one Colorado congressman, was tantamount to allowing states to opt out of the federal law banning pot possession, cultivation and sale. Other anti-legalization activists predicted that the administration was waving the white flag in the war on drugs.