Feds reviewing Colorado marijuana law

DENVER (AP) _ The U.S. Attorney for Colorado has issued a brief statement saying the Justice Department is reviewing an initiative approved by voters to legalize and regulate the use of marijuana.

U.S. Attorney John Walsh issued the statement after Colorado Attorney General John Suthers asked federal officials whether they plan to prosecute Coloradans who use marijuana.

Suthers also cautioned that marijuana use is still illegal under federal law.

He said he would help state officials implement the new measure but repeated
his belief that legalizing marijuana on the state level ``is very bad public
policy.''

The amendment allows people 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow six plants in their homes. It also would allow marijuana to be sold at specially regulated stores in January of 2014, which local governments could ban from their communities.

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