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Federal AG Eric Holder Confirms He Will Testify At Marijuana Legalization Senate Hearing

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Eric Holder drug policy reform marijuanaAccording to at least one media outlet, United States Attorney General Eric Holder has confirmed that he will testify at an upcoming Senate hearing. The Senate hearing was scheduled by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, (D-Vt) earlier this week. Senator Leahy, along with a lot of Americans, wants the White House to explain it’s marijuana policies. Namely, what is the ‘official’ position of the White House in regards to Colorado and Washington State’s passage of marijuana legalization initiatives?

From UPI.com:

“U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he will testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about state-level laws that legalize marijuana.”

“Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., called on Holder and Deputy Attorney General James Cole to testify before the committee and clarify the federal government’s stance on state-level laws that legalize the drug, The Hill reported Monday. Leahy said such state laws ‘should be respected.'”

I don’t expect much to come out of this Senate hearing, sadly. There will no doubt be a lot of question asking, and a lot of rhetoric thrown around, but I don’t expect anything ‘solid’ to come out of this. There is literally nothing that Eric Holder can say that I will believe at this point. I will only believe actions. What do you expect to come out of this hearing? Are you like me, or are you more hopeful?

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