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Feds break silence on I-502; U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan says marijuana still illegal

President Barack Obama’s administration hasn’t swooped in to try to prevent Washington’s Initiative 502 from taking effect at midnight. And his Justice Department still isn’t saying what it will do once it is in effect. The agency is still reviewing the law, local U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan wrote in a statement today.

But Durkan did say in her statement that it’s still illegal under federal law to have marijuana, even if it becomes legal to possess small amounts under state law.

Here’s the statement. Parse away:

The Department of Justice is reviewing the legalization initiatives recently passed in Colorado

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