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Monday, October 19, 2009

US To Stop Arresting Medical Pot Users

The Denver Post
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will not seek to arrest medical marijuana users and suppliers as long as they conform to state laws, under policy guidelines to be sent to federal prosecutors today.
Two Justice Department officials described the policy, saying prosecutors will be told that it is not a good use of their time to arrest people who use or provide medical marijuana in strict compliance with state laws. The policy is a significant departure from the Bush administration, which insisted it would continue to enforce federal anti-pot laws regardless of state codes.
Fourteen states, including Colorado, allow some use of marijuana for medical purposes. A memo spelling out the policy is expected to be sent today to federal prosecutors in those states and also to top officials at the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Associated Press

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


GOOD for Pres. Obama! Now watch some Colorado yahoo's attempt to go against the president of the United States and convict anyway. Colorado is far too incarceration-happy to stand by this directive.

D.C. is watching.