Take Two for August 30, 2013

White House won't come after states that legalize pot

U.S. Marijuana Enthusiasts Gather For Mass Pot-Smoking Celebration

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Marijuana saleswoman Marissa Dodd (center) talks to a customer about different varieties of marijuana available at the Dr. Reefer marijuana dispensary April 20, 2010 at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.

In a major policy change, the White House announced yesterday that it will not interfere with states laws allowing for recreational marijuana use. That is, as long as those states do a good job regulating pot sales.

With more on what this means is Beau Kilmer. He's co-director of the Rand Drug Policy Research Center.  


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