News on states’ marijuana laws, same-sex tax benefits and more.


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The Justice Department announced today that it won’t challenge states’ marijuana laws. The issue came up after voters in Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana last election. Attorney General Eric Holder said the federal government won’t challenge the states but will tighten federal marijuana prosecution practices.

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"Today's ruling provides certainty and clear, coherent tax filing guidance for all legally married same-sex couples nationwide. It provides access to benefits, responsibilities and protections under federal tax law that all Americans deserve." - Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, talking about a Treasury Department ruling today that says legally married same-sex couples will be considered married on their tax returns.

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