Half a year ago, Colorado and Washington voters approved ballot measures to make marijuana legal in their states. But ending the pot prohibition can’t happen overnight, even after electoral wins like that. Just ask Gil Kerlikowske, the nation’s “drug czar.”
“Neither a state nor the executive branch can nullify a statute passed by Congress,” he declared in a mid-April appearance at the National Press Club. Well, help could be on the way — thanks to a California Republican.