Holder: Marijuana's Effect On Children A Factor - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Holder: Marijuana's Effect On Children A Factor

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder is telling Congress that marijuana's impact on children is a factor as the Justice Department decides how to respond to two states that have legalized the drug.
    
Holder made the comment Thursday at a House hearing when he was asked about initiatives passed last year by Washington state and Colorado.
    
Holder says that his department is continuing to review the initiatives, and has not made a decision yet on how to respond. It could sue to block legal pot sales from ever happening, on the grounds that they conflict with federal law.
    
President Barack Obama has said that going after marijuana users in states where it's legal is not a priority. Holder says that Obama hasn't said he's for legalization, adding that he isn't either.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • At Glastonbury, Depp asks about assassinating the president

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:37 AM EDT2017-06-23 15:37:21 GMT

    LOS ANGELES - Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. The remarks came during a segment Thursday in which Depp was speaking about President Donald Trump. He asked the question at the annual festival that celebrates the performing arts.

    More >>

    LOS ANGELES - Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. The remarks came during a segment Thursday in which Depp was speaking about President Donald Trump. He asked the question at the annual festival that celebrates the performing arts.

    More >>
  • R.I.P. Maddie the Bulldog

    R.I.P. Maddie the Bulldog

    Friday, June 23 2017 10:35 AM EDT2017-06-23 14:35:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Maddie the bulldog, Gonzaga's beloved real-life mascot has passed away after battling a fast-growing bone cancer called Osteosarcoma.  "Today I couldn't take the pain anymore and told my humans," a post on Maddie's Facebook page read Thursday night. "Under the care of my loving vet Dr. Ben Hart... I grew my angel wings and flew over the Rainbow Bridge.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Maddie the bulldog, Gonzaga's beloved real-life mascot has passed away after battling a fast-growing bone cancer called Osteosarcoma.  "Today I couldn't take the pain anymore and told my humans," a post on Maddie's Facebook page read Thursday night. "Under the care of my loving vet Dr. Ben Hart... I grew my angel wings and flew over the Rainbow Bridge.

    More >>
  • Hoopfest: then and now

    Hoopfest: then and now

    Friday, June 23 2017 2:16 AM EDT2017-06-23 06:16:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. How the times have changed. This weekend is Hoopfest's 27th year. And while we're all excited about everything the world's largest 3-on-3 tournament has to offer ... it's fun to look back and see how far we've come. In June of 1990 backyard ball took on a whole new meaning IN Spokane. It was Hoopfests humble beginnings. A time when shirts versus skins was still okay. A time when no one could predict just how big this tournament was going t...

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. How the times have changed. This weekend is Hoopfest's 27th year. And while we're all excited about everything the world's largest 3-on-3 tournament has to offer ... it's fun to look back and see how far we've come. In June of 1990 backyard ball took on a whole new meaning IN Spokane. It was Hoopfests humble beginnings. A time when shirts versus skins was still okay. A time when no one could predict just how big this tournament was going t...

    More >>