U.S. Attorney for Oregon Amanda Marshall is closely monitoring everything connected with what appears to be a tidal shift toward legalizing what’s been illegal for decades on end – marijuana. Medical, and the likely soon-to-be-legal recreational variety. Medical kicks in March 1st. Recreational perhaps within a year to 18 months if a voter initiative to legalize recreational marijuana passes muster this November.
Marshall is clearly reflecting the arms length attitude of President Barack Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder – don’t interfere with the political process that seems destined to legalize the long illegal plant – but also don’t let the criminal element that would love to get a toe hold in the market succeed.
The story is in The Oregonian. Click here.