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US WA: State Pot Law Needs Assist From Feds, Heck Says

 

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URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v13/n142/a08.html

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Pubdate: Thu, 28 Mar 2013

Source: Olympian, The (WA)

Copyright: 2013 The Olympian

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Website: http://www.theolympian.com/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/319

Author: Brad Shannon

 

STATE POT LAW NEEDS ASSIST FROM FEDS, HECK SAYS

 

U.S. Rep. Denny Heck says he ended up voting for Washington's marijuana legalization initiative last fall and thinks the federal government now needs to take steps to let the state put Initiative 502 into effect.

 

Among the changes: Shed the federal Drug Enforcement Agency's Schedule 1 listing of marijuana as a "most dangerous" drug with no accepted medical use, which he called "the height of silliness."

 

"My position is that the federal government's regulations ought to enable states to implement voter-approved laws or legislatively approved laws in this regard," Heck said. "( Methamphetamine ) is a Schedule 2 drug. I mean, this just makes no sense. It's nuts."

 

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MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom

 

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