31 Aug Big News From US On Legalisation Is Even Bigger Than You Think

The very big news this week, perhaps deliberately released while the Syria conflict is taking the headlines, is that the US Department of Justice has backed off from challenging the legalisation initiatives in Colorado and Washington.

But this is even bigger news than it first seems. The US federal government has clearly set out as a matter of principle that it will not interfere in state laws regarding cannabis. It clearly intends to treat cannabis as it already treats alcohol. Its main concern will be about illicit transfer across state lines to avoid duty and regulation.

This is a radical step. Anyone would think the leader of the Choom gang was in charge. It moves the US very much closer to federal legalisation – and the whole world will follow.