Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Thread: New medical marijuana policy issued

  1. #1
    Norville Rogers
    Kernel Sanders's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Last Seen
    07-23-12 @ 10:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    3,730

    New medical marijuana policy issued

    Source [Yahoo! News (AP) | New medical marijuana policy issued]

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration will not seek to arrest medical marijuana users and suppliers as long as they conform to state laws, under new policy guidelines to be sent to federal prosecutors Monday.

    Two Justice Department officials described the new policy to The Associated Press, saying prosecutors will be told it is not a good use of their time to arrest people who use or provide medical marijuana in strict compliance with state laws.
    This is definitely one policy that should be decided on the state level rather than the federal level. I see no federal interest in the matter, so it makes no sense to fight the states if they feel strongly enough to disobey the DEA. It's not every day that you see the federal government give up some authority, and I'm glad that Obama made this decision

  2. #2
    Educator
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Last Seen
    12-18-11 @ 05:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    949

    Re: New medical marijuana policy issued

    With this historical news, it is a glorious new day here in America! This is the next logical step to a nationwide repeal of marijuana laws. Let's all meet at 420........!
    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.

  3. #3
    Mod Apologist

    missypea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,152

    Re: New medical marijuana policy issued

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Source [Yahoo! News (AP) | New medical marijuana policy issued]



    This is definitely one policy that should be decided on the state level rather than the federal level. I see no federal interest in the matter, so it makes no sense to fight the states if they feel strongly enough to disobey the DEA. It's not every day that you see the federal government give up some authority, and I'm glad that Obama made this decision

    I was just reading about this. They also said in the NY Times article:

    In particular, the memo urges prosecutors to pursue marijuana cases which involve violence, the illegal use of firearms, selling pot to minors, money laundering or other crimes.
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009...uana.html?_r=1

    It's good to see the Government acting sensibly about medical marijuana.


    I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.

  4. #4
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: New medical marijuana policy issued

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Source [Yahoo! News (AP) | New medical marijuana policy issued]



    This is definitely one policy that should be decided on the state level rather than the federal level. I see no federal interest in the matter, so it makes no sense to fight the states if they feel strongly enough to disobey the DEA. It's not every day that you see the federal government give up some authority, and I'm glad that Obama made this decision
    This won't do anything though. The next admin can change it back. The power needs to be removed from the Federal government. This is a State issue and needs to be handled on the State level.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Last Seen
    06-29-10 @ 11:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,801

    Re: New medical marijuana policy issued

    Can't we just legalize pot already? Seriously.

  6. #6
    Androgyne
    Dr_Patrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Montana
    Last Seen
    12-16-15 @ 11:50 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    9,349
    Blog Entries
    7

    Re: New medical marijuana policy issued

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    Can't we just legalize pot already? Seriously.
    I'm sure it will happen sometime in the future. The problem is, far too many people (particularly those in Washington) are irrationally terrified about the effects of marijuana and what would happen if it were legalized.

  7. #7
    Norville Rogers
    Kernel Sanders's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Last Seen
    07-23-12 @ 10:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    3,730

    Re: New medical marijuana policy issued

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    This won't do anything though. The next admin can change it back. The power needs to be removed from the Federal government. This is a State issue and needs to be handled on the State level.
    Very true. This was a policy decision and not a real solution to the problem. As was pointed out in the other thread, it is legally dubious in addition to being weak. However, I do not believe there is anywhere near the political support, to say nothing about political will, to implement a real legislative solution. We need to take what we can get, though, and this was as strong and as bold a move as I think is possible right now.

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Last Seen
    12-26-10 @ 06:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    8,083

    Re: New medical marijuana policy issued

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    This won't do anything though. The next admin can change it back. The power needs to be removed from the Federal government. This is a State issue and needs to be handled on the State level.
    This was the first thing I thought when I read it. It has no permanency.

  9. #9
    User
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Last Seen
    10-21-09 @ 02:19 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    20

    Re: New medical marijuana policy issued

    Oh no, we're one step closer to the apocalypse! Pretty soon we're all going to be worshiping the pagan false idol of the golden calf! BE AFRAID!

  10. #10
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Seen
    09-24-17 @ 04:38 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    29,261

    Re: New medical marijuana policy issued

    Damn hippies and peaceniks.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •