WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said today that the Obama administration is officially reversing the federal stance on medical marijuana, and ordering authorities not to arrest or charge any users and suppliers who conform to state laws.
In guidelines issued today, Justice Department officials are telling prosecutors and federal drug agents that they have more important things to do than to arrest people who obey state laws that allow some use or sale of medical marijuana.
I think it is about time!! This gives Obama a gold star from me, and trust me he is not in my good graces right now on any other matter. Even though this is a great move, was it about an election promise or just a way to raise his approval rating? No matter why he did, I am glad he did it.
What are your thoughts?
http://www.fox2now.com/news/nationworld/sns-dc-medical-marijuana,0,3407173.story..sorry couldn't get the link to post right...
Answer by LilCaprica at 3:00 PM on Oct. 19, 2009
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Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:07 PM on Oct. 19, 2009
Yeah...THIS is where the focus needs to be. THIS a decision that he is capable of making with some sort of speed but whether to send troops to support those already over there is taking F-O-R-E-V-E-R. HC reform is all over the map and The admin is worried about bashing Fox News and marijuana. Yay for priorities.
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