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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 1996

Arizona Proposition 200 & California Proposition 215

The Drug Enforcement Administration has taken an official position that Proposition 200 in Arizona and Proposition 215 in California were in conflict with public safety and the physical well-being of innocent citizens.

We have attempted to educate the public about our serious concerns with the implications of liberalizing state drug laws to allow the use of marijuana, and in the case of Arizona, heroin, LSD and PCP-like substances (which produce violent behavior in users), in addition to marijuana, for medicinal purposes.

The passage of these propositions in no way alters the DEA's fundamental mission: to enforce the federal drug laws of the United States. The DEA intends to continue targeting the most significant drug traffickers at home and abroad.

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