Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Boulder Dem to push for pot decriminalization

Posted By on Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 5:48 PM

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From the Denver Post comes the story that U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (pictured) will introduce a bill (likely destined to fail in Republican-controlled House) "that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level so that states with medicinal laws on the books, like Colorado, could treat it as they wish."

But former U.S. Attorney Troy Eid has a different opinion. He is not in favor of full decriminiliazation but respects voters' approval of a medical-marijuana laws. He wants to see it put through a clinical trial like other drugs.

"With all due respect, we just don't know the pros and cons of marijuana as medicine from a scientific perspective," said Eid, now a private attorney. "It's very important we have a dispassionate conversation about this. Voters have said they want medicine. We should treat it like medicine."

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