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    Obama administration issues new policy on medical marijuana

    The Obama administration delivered new guidance on medical marijuana to federal prosecutors Monday, signaling a broad policy shift that will mean fewer crackdowns against dispensaries and the people who use them.

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. instructed government lawyers that in 14 states where medical marijuana use is legal, federal prosecutors should focus only on cases involving higher level drug traffickers or people who use the state laws as a cover story.

    "It will not be a priority to use federal resources to prosecute patients with serious illnesses or their caregivers who are complying with state laws on medical marijuana, but we will not tolerate drug traffickers who hide behind claims of compliance with state law to mask activities that are clearly illegal," Holder said. "This balanced policy formalizes a sensible approach that the Department has been following since January: effectively focus our resources on serious drug traffickers while taking into account state and local laws." Full Washington Post article.
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuOeT30kNH0[/media]
    Good move by the Obama administration. Maybe there is some change I can believe in.
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    Re: Obama administration issues new policy on medical marijuana

    Do we really need to keep calling it "medical"?

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      Good to see some sanity finally working its way back into our marijuana drug laws. 50 years from now when the drug war is long over we'll see how insane these decades really were...
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        Re: Obama administration issues new policy on medical marijuana

        Originally posted by Hambergler View Post
        Do we really need to keep calling it "medical"?
        It's a bit like the way some in teetotaler society justified their use of alcohol as "just medicinal". One is forced by society to conceal that one prefers a non-traditional form of recreation.

        If violent video games are outlawed, we may all have to claim to be playing for "educational" purposes.
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          Re: Obama administration issues new policy on medical marijuana

          Now all I need is for my state to pass medicinal laws and I can get a prescription for mood control :)
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            Re: Obama administration issues new policy on medical marijuana

            Now here's some change we can believe in. I say legalize it, tax it heavily, and use the money for health care.

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              Re: Obama administration issues new policy on medical marijuana

              Originally posted by snooggums View Post
              Now all I need is for my state to pass medicinal laws and I can get a prescription for mood control :)
              Hmmm.....
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                Re: Obama administration issues new policy on medical marijuana

                Originally posted by AMosely View Post
                Now here's some change we can believe in. I say legalize it, tax it heavily, and use the money for health care.
                No need to tax it heavily. Tax it exactly as much as you tax all other recreation (including video games). And spend the tax only for purposes related to the item taxed. Otherwise you give a blank check to the legislature that they'll surely abuse.
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                  Re: Obama administration issues new policy on medical marijuana

                  Originally posted by AMosely View Post
                  Now here's some change we can believe in. I say legalize it, tax it heavily, and use the money for health care.
                  That line is like a broken record, I hear it in every marijuana thread. But good on ya for mentioning it.



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