Sixteen states have decriminalized the possession of marijuana, and two states — Colorado and Washington — have even legalized the drug for recreational use, but the federal government still classifies pot as a schedule one drug. So, how is the law enforced? Fusion’s Jorge Ramos spoke to Ray Kelly, the former commissioner of the New York City Police Department and an ABC News contributor.
“You’ll see politicians throughout the country now take little bit of a wait and see attitude to examine what is happening in those two states before moving forward,” Kelly said. “In a way it is a gift, what happened in Colorado and Washington, its giving us a venue to look closely at the issue” of marijuana legalization.
“A lot of people in Congress, and actually in the executive branch as well, are looking for a comprehensive study to determine whether or not marijuana should remain as a schedule one drug,” he told Ramos.