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U.S. Attorney Said Montana Medical Pot Growers Wouldn't Be Prosecuted -- Now They're Facing Life in Prison

Obama appointee now says pot is a dangerous drug and growing it is a federal crime that must be punished, despite state law.

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A promise, in other words, became a policy. And then the policy became a promise, leading to some very unfair, even unjust, treatment of American citizens who went into a business thinking it was legal. The Justice Department should review these prosecutions, and determine which ones might be appropriate for executive clemency.

 

Eric Stern lives in Helena, Montana. He was senior counsel to Brian Schweitzer, former Governor.

 
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