TODAY   |  August 30, 2013

DOJ won’t block state laws legalizing medical marijuana

The Justice Department stated on Thursday that it will not be challenging state laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Medical marijuana is currently legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia, but still remains illegal under federal law.

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>>> the justice department said thursday it will not challenge state laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana by adults. however, states must enforce strict rules to keep the drug away from children and the black market and federal property. it has been legalized in colorado and washington state . medical marijuana is legal in the district of columbia .