Former heads of DEA urge Holder to Oppose Marijuana Ballots
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By: Too Cool

Nine former heads of the US Drug Enforcement Administration are urging Attorney General Eric Holder to take a stand against the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. Voters from these three western states will be deciding this November whether they want to legalize marijuana for recreational use and regulate and tax its sales.

The letter, which is the second one that the former DEA heads have sent Holder, said, “To continue to remain silent conveys to the American public and the global community a tacit acceptance of these dangerous initiatives.”

Holder had previously opposed a similar ballot initiative in California in 2010. Kevin Sabet, former senior adviser on marijuana issues to President Barack Obama, said he will not be surprised if Holder took the same opinion.