DOJ's Ogden Memo on Medical Marijuana Goes Up in Smoke
Posted on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 10:02:13 PM EST
Tags: medical marijuana, marijuana reform, Ogden memo (all tags)
The Department of Justice issued a new memo (available here) to federal prosecutors yesterday further "clarifying" its 2009 Ogden Memorandum. The Odgen memorandum (available here) said federal resources should not be used to prosecute those in "clear and unambiguous" compliance with state medical marijuana laws.
Sorry, the new memo says, that's not what we meant. We only meant federal resources shouldn't be used to prosecute cancer patients and other seriously ill people who used marijuana in compliance with state law. We never meant to provide a shield for those who supply medical marijuana to those in full compliance with state law.[More...]
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