This week the Justice
Department told U.S. attorneys they should not prosecute
medical marijuana users and providers who comply with state law.
The policy seems to fulfill one of President Obama's campaign
promises, says Senior Editor Jacob Sullum, and it sounds like a
big improvement over the Bush administration's persistent
meddling in this area. But Sullum argues that the shift may not
make much difference in practice.
As Mike Riggs noted on Thursday night, the Justice Department's new medical marijuana memo (PDF) confirms that President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder are reneging on their promises to respect state law. Under the policy de... Read Post
Jacob Sullum has noted that despite new policies by the Department of Justice to pull back on prosecutions against medical marijuana dispensaries that are operating within heir state’s laws, Melinda Haag, the U.S. attorney for North... Read Post