Marijuana Ballot Initiatives

Ex-DEA Heads Want Holder To Oppose Ballot Initiatives

You mean the pot raids and arrests haven't spoken for themselves


Nine former heads of the Drug Enforcement Administration urged Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday to take a stand against possible legalization of recreational marijuana in three western states, saying silence would convey acceptance.

The nine former officials, illustrating a likely clash between the states and the federal government if marijuana use was allowed for fun, said in a letter dated Friday that legalization would pose a direct conflict with federal law.