Attorney General announces major shift in drug enforcement policy


By Josh Meyer, Scott Glover
Los Angeles Times


DEA agents remove marijuana plants from a dispensary in San Francisco. (AP Photo)
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that the Justice Department has no plans to prosecute pot dispensaries that are operating legally under state laws in California and a dozen other states -- a development that medical marijuana advocates and civil libertarians hailed as a sweeping change in federal drug policy.

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