Colorado, Washington Can Smoke Pot in Peace

Packed cannabis at the growing facility of the Tikun Olam company on March 7, 2011 near the northern city of Safed, Israel. In conjunction with Israel's Health Ministry, Tikon Olam are currently distributing cannabis for medicinal purposes to over 1800 people in Israel.
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The U.S. government, like your parents, knows you’re probably going to use marijuana and will look the other way, in some places, unless things get out of hand. The Justice Department said today it would not sue the states where recreational weed smoking is now legal, nor will it mess with the eighteen others (plus D.C.) where medical marijuana is available, instead going with a “trust but verify” approach.