Is Weed Really Legal in Colorado and Washington?

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/ November 9, 2012

With news that Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use, a lot of pro-Mary Jane supporters lit up a celebratory blunt. However, if certain U.S. drug officials have their way, the new ruling may be short lived.

According to Huffington Post, two former U.S. drug control officials confirmed that the federal government plans on fighting to make marijuana use illegal, for good.

Kevin Sabet, a former adviser to the Obama administration’s drug czar, told reporters, “This is a symbolic victory for (legalization) advocates, but it will be short-lived. They are facing an uphill battle with implementing this, in the face of … presidential opposition and in the face of federal enforcement opposition.”

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