The U.S. Capitol dome before dawn. (Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA/Getty Images file)

Top Colorado federal prosecutor testifies to Congress on legalization

Colorado’s top federal prosecutor is testified Tuesday at a Congressional hearing on his office’s approach to marijuana legalization in the state.

Top Colorado federal prosecutor to testify at Congress on marijuana
Colorado U.S. attorney John Walsh (Andy Cross, Denver Post file)

The hearing, before a subgroup of the U.S. House’s Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is titled, “Mixed Signals: The Administration’s Stance on Marijuana.” It is the sequel to a similarly titled hearing last month, at which Republicans expressed concerns over marijuana legalization and Democrats hammered a White House drug-policy official for placing marijuana in the same category of dangerousness as heroin.

Colorado U.S. Attorney John Walsh was the second speaker scheduled for Tuesday’s hearing.

Click here for a recap of the hearing.

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