United Nations threatens Colorado, Washington state over marijuana decriminalization laws

by J. D. Heyes, Natural News  |  published on November 30, 2012

Likely empowered by a U.S. administration that favors the kind of nanny state politics a ruling global entity would no doubt embrace, the head of the United Nations’ International Narcotics Control Board feels comfortable telling federal officials they should move to challenge measures in Colorado and Washington that decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 and over.

Raymond Yans lectured the voter-approved measures – part of the United States’ democratic process, something most UN member countries are not familiar with – send “a wrong message to the rest of the nation and it sends a wrong message abroad.”

In an interview with The Associated Press, Yans said he would like to see Attorney General Eric Holder “take all necessary measures” to ensure that marijuana possession remains illegal throughout the United States.

Does the UN remember that Obama inhaled?

Currently, both states are awaiting the implementation of plans to regulate and tax the drug because officials there are waiting to see if Washington will assert its federal authority in the matter. At present, pot is a Schedule I controlled substance, in the same category as LSD and heroin. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has said that marijuana has a high potential for abuse and “no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States,” the New York Times has reported.

Yans’ outrage makes us wonder here at Natural News if he read reports back in 2006 when then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama told the American Society of Magazine Editors that he did, in fact, smoke marijuana.

“When I was a kid, I inhaled,” he said. “That was the point.”

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