Former US Attorney believes ‘enforcement of cannabis laws was immoral.’

As Missourians prepare to vote in November on whether to legalize medical marijuana, proponents have support from someone who used to prosecute federal laws.

Former U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom said Saturday that the federal classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, along with heroin, is “absurd” and he said advocates of marijuana legalization were patriots because they are standing up for individual liberty.

As a federal prosecutor, Grissom said, “I soon became a true believer that enforcement of cannabis laws was immoral.”

Grissom was the keynote speaker at a conference in Kansas City of the Missouri Cannabis more at