28 February 2009

A Step in the Left Direction

The Obama administration has come through and is forbidding the US DEA from any further raids on state sanctioned medical marijuana outlets.
In response to a question at a Wednesday news conference, US Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department will no longer raid medical marijuana dispensaries in states where they are legal under state law. The announcement marks the fulfillment of a President Obama campaign promise, and it marks the end of 13 years of stubborn federal resistance to state medical marijuana programs.

As the US Justice Department's stance on it's oppressive approach toward the use of medical marijuana heavily influences Canadian policy, this is good news for patients in both countries.

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