• CO Congresswoman Diana DeGette believes she can resolve federal pre-emption

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    DENVER POST (OP-ED): “There’s a simple way to resolve potential conflict between Colorado and the federal government now that voters have approved Amendment 64 — and Congresswoman Diana DeGette has hit upon the answer. The 1st District Democrat suggests adding a phrase to the section of the federal Controlled Substances Act where it talks about federal pre-emption of state law if there is a conflict. At that point — it’s Section 903, to be precise — DeGette would add language that exempts from the act any state provisions “relating to marijuana.” “

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