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October 20, 2009

Obama To Issue New Medical Marijuana Policy

Feds to issue new medical marijuana policy


Federal drug agents won’t pursue pot-smoking patients or their sanctioned suppliers in states that allow medical marijuana, under new legal guidelines to be issued Monday by the Obama administration.

Two Justice Department officials described the new policy to The Associated Press, saying prosecutors will be told it is not a good use of their time to arrest people who use or provide medical marijuana in strict compliance with state law.

The guidelines to be issued by the department do, however, make it clear that agents will go after people whose marijuana distribution goes beyond what is permitted under state law or use medical marijuana as a cover for other crimes, the officials said.

The new policy is a significant departure from the Bush administration, which insisted it would continue to enforce federal anti-pot laws regardless of state codes.

Obama from 1995 in Dreams of My Father talking about his drug use.

Wild Thing's comment.......

From what we have been told it is something that many patients use that are cancer victims, from my understanding of this.

There are also a lot of people that want drugs to be legal across the board, much like they lifted the ban on drinking years ago.

My feeling is I am OK if it is for patience.

But the other stuff I have never been a drug user, and never even tried any, so I am kind of tuff on not wanting drugs to be used. It is a world I am not into. My concern is this, if drugs are easier to get won't there be people that lie and try to get them and then get in their cars and cause accidents? I worry about the children too.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at October 20, 2009 06:45 AM


By decree none the less. The administration is just imposing another one of their norm's on the population. During my brief '68-'69 visit to Shangri-la, the exposure to drugs was extreme, so were the consequences. How do you reconcile the loss of human life because one or more individuals were drugged up and their position was overran, endangering not only themselves but everyone around them. Take that up a notch, isn't the use of drugs the prime cause of gang warfare and crime on the street? May as well let it run rampant, enforcement is relegated to tobacco smokers anyway. During Jury duty a few years back the junkies were active in front of the courthouse, the city and county jail next door, all amongst all the police traffic surrounding them, all with open impunity.

Posted by: Jack at October 20, 2009 10:48 AM

Not sure that the Fed has constitutional authority to regulate drugs. The 10th ammedmendment gives that power to the states, unless it's crossing state lines.

Posted by: Odin at October 20, 2009 02:34 PM

Jack, thank you for sharing about that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 20, 2009 06:25 PM

Odin, thanks I was not sure either.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 20, 2009 06:26 PM