Written by Governor Gary Johnson…
Every once in a while, an opportunity arises to do the right thing, the common sense thing.
Right now, US Attorney General Eric Holder has such an opportunity. He is “reviewing” the federal government’s options for dealing with the nettlesome fact that two US states have now enacted laws legalizing and regulating the personal use of marijuana.
Faced with a similar problem with those several states that have legalized medical marijuana use, Holder and the US attorneys in those states have essentially declared war on cannabis dispensers. They have gone so far as to deploy the heavy hand of the federal government to threaten landlords with seizure of property used for dispensaries operating in accordance with state and local laws. And all this is occurring despite President Obama having suggested the government has better things to do with its limited resources than prosecute medical marijuana businesses and users.