Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The President’s Remarks On The Conflict Between Federal And State Laws

“The President’s brief comments on this subject reflect common sense.  In a time of tight budget constraints, I want law enforcement to focus on violent crime.  But now that we have a gap between federal and state laws on marijuana we need more information and a wider discussion about where our priorities should be and a clear plan going forward so that states can execute their own laws.  I expect the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next year to help focus attention and action on accomplishing that.”

# # # # #

Press Contact

Press Contact
David Carle: 202-224-3693