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Paul, Frank: Leave Potheads Alone

Two House lawmakers are urging President Obama not to interfere with recent state decisions to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.) wrote to Obama Wednesday asking his administration not to prosecute residents of Colorado and Washington, where voters just passed ballot measures to legalize the drug. “We believe that respecting the wishes of the electorates of Colorado and Washington and allowing responsible state authorities to carry out those wishes will provide valuable information in an important national debate,” the members wrote/Elise Viebeck, The Hill. More here.

Question: Should President Obama listen to the advise of such diverse personalities as Ron Paul and Barney Frank on the pot issue?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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