Monday, October 19, 2009

The Feds stop arresting sick people

In a move that will pave the way for more sensible marijuana enforcement, the Obama administration has said it is not a wise use of time and money to prosecute those who use or supply medical marijuana. Fourteen states now allow some form of medicinal use of marijuana and of coarse, Mass is not one of them... yet.

The Bush administration continued the failed war tactics on dispensaries on the west coast, even though, the states had approved medical marijuana use and dispensaries.

This one act, paves the way for the feds to get out of the war on marijuana and will separate hemp from marijuana in the very near future and allow farmers all over the country to grow hemp. We hope to be making hemp pellets for pellet stoves in 2010.

2 Comments:

At October 19, 2009 at 5:12 PM , Blogger Angry Voter said...

Must feel good to see this coming to pass Jim, I know you have fought long and hard for this. Do you really think this may be the beginning of a more lenient attitude toward marijuana in this country?

 
At October 20, 2009 at 10:58 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

AV,

I sure do. It's costing this country billions to enforce laws made by congress and their industists friends way back. Congress may not even have to do anything... as it's Obama's pledge to do this action. The laws are still there, but now, the top cop say's, it makes little sense to enforce them.
here's what the memo looks like:

"The Department is also committed to making efficient and rational use of its limited investigative and prosecutorial resources. ... As a general matter, pursuit of these priorities 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. For example, prosecution of individuals with cancer or other serious illnesses who use marijuana as part of a recommended treatment regimen consistent with applicable state law, or those caregivers in clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state law who provide such individuals with marijuana, is unlikely to be an efficient use of limited federal resources."

United States Attorney General Eric Holder further clarified, "It will not be a priority to use federal resources to prosecute patients with serious illnesses or their caregivers who are complying with state laws on medical marijuana. ... But we will not tolerate drug traffickers who hide behind claims of compliance with state law to mask activities that are clearly illegal."

 

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