DENVER, Colo.- While two states, Colorado and Washington, have legalized the use of marijuana for recreational purposes, users were still facing the possibility of charges from the federal government.
However, that is a thing of the past.
The government announced this week that it will not sue to stop the two states from allowing recreational marijuana use.
In other words, the federal government will not go after marijuana users in states that have legalized the drug.
The federal policy now has eight top priority areas for its enforcement of marijuana laws.
They include preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors and preventing sales revenue from going to criminal enterprises, gangs and cartels.
They’re also working to prevent the distribution of marijuana in states where it is still against the law.