Federal government should allow states to sanction marijuana businesses

The federal government should have a consistent policy of allowing states to control cannabis within their borders
The Seattle Times (US)
Friday, December 14, 2012

seattle-times2President Obama’s statement of tolerance toward legalized marijuana is welcome. The real question is not whether federal agents will go after users. In Colorado and Washington, the question is whether they will go after growers, processors and retailers that have been licensed under state law. It is whether the federal government will allow states to sanction businesses that keep accounts, pay taxes and follow state law.