Marijuana Backers Cool With AG Nominee

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Marijuana advocates say they aren’t nervous about Loretta Lynch‘s personal pot politics, even after President Obama’s choice to serve as the nation’s top cop voiced strong opposition to the drug’s legalization this week.

“I not only do not support legalization, it’s not the position of the Department of Justice to support the legalization,” said Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as attorney general, Wednesday at her confirmation hearing.

However, she said the administration’s directive of not targeting pot businesses in states where weed is legal “seeks to try and work with state systems that have chosen to take admittedly a different approach from the federal government.”

The latter statement was seen as good news for marijuana supporters.


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