Obama administration will not arrest medica marijuana users and suppliers


“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 today,” according to the L.A. Times.

It’s about time!

Of course this came a bit late for Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, who said last week that all the medical marijuana dispensaries in the county are operating illegally, and that “they are going to be prosecuted,” according to the L.A. Times.

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich also has concluded that over-the-counter sales are illegal.

Maybe Obama needs to cut off all federal funding to Cooley’s and Trutanich’s offices?

The voters in California approved medical marijuana years ago, in the form of Prop. 215.  Isn’t it time for all California elected officials to figure this out?

Trutanich has promised he wouldn’t go after medical pot dispensaries.  Liar!

A memo from Attorney General Eric Holder  “warns that some suspects may hide drug dealing or other crimes behind a medical marijuana business. In particular, the memo urges prosecutors to pursue marijuana cases that involve violence, illegal use of firearms, selling pot to minors, money laundering or other crimes.”

Kudos to the Obama administration for doing the right thing.

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