By Eric W. Dolan

The only way to keep marijuana from growing in national parks is to legalize it and regulate production for consumer use, Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) told the US House of Representatives on Tuesday.
The House was in the midst of a debate on HR 1540, a bill which declares that the cultivation of marijuana on federal lands is an “unacceptable threat to law enforcement and to the public.”
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Walter Herger (R-CA), calls on the Office on National Drug Control Policy to work with federal and state authorities to develop a strategy “to permanently dismantle Mexican drug trafficking organizations operating on federal lands.”

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