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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Common sense on medical marijuana prevails

New guidelines from the Justice Department make it clear that the federal government will now respect states rights when it comes to medical use of marijuana. Marijuana’s medical benefits have been known for some time, the relief of nausea, help with glaucoma and many other diseases. This is a stark change from the George Bush Regime where puritanical religious prejudiced policies ignores the states rights and people were arrested for the legal sales of marijuana to medical patients. Finally common sense has prevailed over religious zealous on this issue.

From Yahoo New:

By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Pot-smoking patients or their sanctioned suppliers should not be targeted for federal prosecution in states that allow medical marijuana, prosecutors were told Monday in a new policy memo issued by the Justice Department.

Under the policy spelled out in a three-page legal memo, federal prosecutors are being 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 issued by the department do, however, make it clear that federal 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 memo advises prosecutors they "should not focus federal resources in your states on individuals whose actions are in clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state laws providing for the medical use of marijuana."

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