Ending months of speculation and uncertainty, the Obama administration announced it will instruct federal agencies to stop going after “pot-smoking patients” and the growers that supply them in states where medical weed is legal reports the Associated Press. But that doesn’t mean it’s all good just yet, if you abuse the system, they will bust you!:
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.
Still, it’s a step in the right direction and a major departure from the Bush administration which flagrantly disregarded states’ rights and openly encouraged the prosecution of just about everyone! Read the new legal guidelines here. |AP|