Last updated on: 9/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

US Attorney's Office Los Angeles Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“[T]he position of the federal government [is] that there is no such thing as medical marijuana.”

US Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles spokesman Thom Mrozek, in an Aug. 27, 2008 article titled “CannaHelp Trying to Open New Shop,” published in the Desert Sun

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Description:

“The United States Attorneys’ serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General… United States Attorneys are appointed by, and serve at the discretion of, the President of the United States, with advice and consent of the United States Senate. One United States Attorney is assigned to each of the judicial districts, with the exception of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands where a single United States Attorney serves in both districts. Each United States Attorney is the chief federal law enforcement officer of the United States within his or her particular jurisdiction.”

“Mission Statement,” US Attorneys website (accessed Aug. 28, 2008)

Mission:

“Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all. We seek to carry out this mission on behalf of the United States and the more than 18 million residents of our district, acting at all times with determination, professionalism, and integrity.”

“Mission Statement,” US Attorneys website (accessed Aug. 28, 2008)

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Government agency