Marijuana: Obama drug czar cites "serious national conversation" about legalization

Since the passage and signing of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, Coloradans and folks for and against policy reform nationwide have waited for word as to whether the federal government will block implementation of the law.

The latest clue to the feds' approach comes in a letter from Obama administration drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, in which he acknowledges that the country is "in the midst of a serious national conversation about marijuana."

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