Friday, October 23, 2009

Obama legalizes Marijuana?

Before you get too excited. He's talking about Medical Marijuana which has been legalized in 14 states for patients suffering from specific medical problems. This from the New York Times:

WASHINGTON — People who use marijuana for medical purposes and those who distribute it to them should not face federal prosecution, provided they act according to state law, the Justice Department said Monday in a directive with far-reaching political and legal implications.

In a memorandum to federal prosecutors in the 14 states that make some allowance for the use of marijuana for medical purposes, the department said that it was committed to the “efficient and rational use” of its resources and that prosecuting patients and distributors who are in “clear and unambiguous compliance” with state laws did not meet that standard.

So in other words, don't get too excited. One, it's not for everyone. Two, if you're caught smoking it, you better near your death bed, otherwise you can look forward to jail time.

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