Raymond Yans says the approvals send "a wrong message to the rest of the nation and it sends a wrong message abroad."
Yans told The Associated Press on Tuesday he hopes Attorney General Eric Holder "will take all the necessary measures" to ensure that marijuana possession and use remains illegal throughout the U.S.
How does some guy from Belgium, representing a foreign government, feel he has the right to influence the repeal of a decision that was voted in, democratically, by the sovereign citizens of the states of Colorado and Washington? My guess would be that he is a psychopath.
In an interview that I found from two years ago, Yans laughs about how the International Narcotics Control Board is a well known institution among those who want to legalize drugs, "because they know we are the biggest problem opposing their political ambitions." His argument is that marijuana is not 'internationally recognized' as medicinally beneficial, so it should not be legalized. Yans obviously does not care for, nor believe in, personal liberty, and does not even seem to consider that people should be allowed to use marijuana because they want to.
Yans openly talks about how his job is to try to get nations to implement the United Nations drug policies. Yans says that he needs to "remind" the American federal government that when representatives of the federal government ratified a 1961 United Nations conventions on drugs, that it included all of the states, and because of this, the federal government doesn't have the sovereignty to deal with marijuana, without consulting the United Nations first.
The United Nations has been slowly usurping the sovereignty of every nation it deals with. The United Nations is involved in your city's zoning law, education system, law enforcement, and much more.