New Federal Medical Marijuana Guidelines To Be Issued Today

October 19, 2009

(ChattahBox) — The Obama administration is calling off the dogs in the clash of state versus federal marijuana laws. According to the AP, Federal drug agents and prosecutors will be instructed not to pursue pot-smoking patients or their sanctioned suppliers in states that allow medical marijuana, under new legal guidelines to be issued today, Monday acco. The forthcoming Justice Department memo represents a change in policy from the Bush administration (who always preferred booze and coke), which said it would enforce federal anti-pot laws regardless of state rules.

Medical marijuana is now legal in 14 states.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. In addition the new guidelines “urges prosecutors to pursue marijuana cases which involve…selling pot to minors” and other federal crimes, which are not considered illegal under certain state medical marijuana laws.


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9 Responses to “New Federal Medical Marijuana Guidelines To Be Issued Today”

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  2. Evan Kerekes on October 19th, 2009 8:55 am

    Yeah he said he would do this before he came into office and already dozens of legal dispensaries and legit patients have been arrested by DEA agents since Obama was sworn in. You can say what ever you like, but it is your actions that really speak for you.

  3. Pablo on October 19th, 2009 9:36 am

    Kerekes, try explaining that to the Nobel committee 🙂 .

  4. Gary on October 19th, 2009 10:10 am

    to Evan Kerekes,

    The DEA hasn’t been busting people for legitimate dispensing, do you have proof?

    All the cases I’ve read about involve local law enforcement, for example in Los Angeles they are about to start shutting down dispensaries; but that is under the guidance of the sheriff’s office, NOT the DEA.

  5. Keith Palmer on October 19th, 2009 10:41 am

    How appropriate- or ironic – at the end of the article as it appears on my computer screen it says ” Share and Enjoy “

  6. Jules Sanders on October 19th, 2009 2:29 pm

    I think this is a move in the right direction. This will stop the spending of our money to fight a cause that is helping the ill. I think it’s more motivated on money to be made, and money to be lost by the drug manufacturers. If you don’t like what pot stands for in this society then choose not to do it. Just like other more deadly legalized drugs (Tabacco and Alcohol), we are at liberty to make choices for ourselves to take and not for others to decide for us. And as soon as big business learns to take advantage medical marijuana you will see a change in their views and in return the followers will give in and change their views also.

  7. Chrystal K. on October 19th, 2009 6:29 pm

    One small step for man…one giant blunt for mankind.

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  9. Amy on October 20th, 2009 6:10 pm

    I think this is good news, now they can concentrate on major drug problems.

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