Home | Community | Message Board


Everything Mushrooms
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Original Seeds Store Shop: Cannabis Seeds, Compare CBD, Medical Cannabis Seeds

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1 | 2 | Next >  [ show all ]
InvisibleFerris
PsychedelicJourneyman
Male Arcade Champion: 3D Superball, Alien Invasion, Bounce Back, Crazy Closet, Plastic Saucer

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 03/12/06
Posts: 11,529
AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued
    #11274310 - 10/19/09 12:18 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

October 18, 2009
AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Filed at 10:57 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.

The new policy is a significant departure from the Bush administration, which insisted it would continue to enforce federal anti-pot laws regardless of state codes.

Fourteen states allow some use of marijuana for medical purposes: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

California is unique among those for the presence of dispensaries -- businesses that sell marijuana and even advertise their services.

Attorney General Eric Holder said in March that he wanted federal law enforcement officials to pursue those who violate both federal and state law, but it has not been clear how that goal would be put into practice.

A 3-page memo spelling out the policy is expected to be sent Monday to federal prosecutors in the 14 states, and also to top officials at the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The memo, the officials said, emphasizes that prosecutors have wide discretion in choosing which cases to pursue, and says it is not a good use of federal manpower to prosecute those who are without a doubt in compliance with state law.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the legal guidance before it is issued.

At the same time, the officials said, the government will still prosecute those who use medical marijuana as a cover for other illegal activity. The memo particularly warns that some suspects may hide old-fashioned drug dealing or other crimes behind a medical marijuana business.

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.

And while the policy memo describes a change in priorities away from prosecuting medical marijuana cases, it does not rule out the possibility that the federal government could still prosecute someone whose activities are allowed under state law.

The memo, officials said, is designed to give a sense of prosecutorial priorities to U.S. Attorneys in the states that allow medical marijuana. It notes that pot sales in the United States are the largest source of money for violent Mexican drug cartels, but adds that federal law enforcement agencies have limited resources.

Medical marijuana advocates have been anxious to see exactly how the administration would implement candidate Barack Obama's repeated promises to change the policy in situations in which state laws allow the use of medical marijuana.

Shortly after Obama took office, DEA agents raided four dispensaries in Los Angeles, prompting confusion about the government's plans.

http://www.nytimes.com/glogin?URI=http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/10/18/us/politics/AP-US-Medical-Marijuana.html&OQ=_rQ3D1&OP=928fa9Q2FQ3EwQ7DJQ3EQ60XkQ7BNXXQ26eQ3EiWXl4-lQ7DQ3EettzQ3EFtQ3EF%29Q3EjQ7BQ3EWX4-Q26-kQ7BQ3EQ3D2Q25OZQ25Q5CQ7DQ60-ki4Q25Q5CiN-YjiliQ2AaQ26h4








The Obama administration will introduce a new medical marijuana policy on Monday, the AP is reporting.

"Two department officials described the new policy to The Associated Press, saying federal prosecutors will be told it is not a good use of their time to arrest people who use or provide medical marijuana in compliance with state laws.

"The new policy is a significant departure from the Bush administration, which insisted it would continue to enforce federal anti-pot laws regardless of state codes.

'Fourteen states allow some use of marijuana for medical purposes." (11:02 p.m.)

http://www.politico.com/politico44/wbarchive/whiteboard10192009.html


Edited by motaman (10/19/09 12:28 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleDoctor_Dick
Forgiveness
Male User Gallery


Registered: 07/03/09
Posts: 6,289
Loc: top of the tower
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: Ferris]
    #11274323 - 10/19/09 12:21 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

first post in this thread!!! :awesome:


--------------------
:minifo:] "This promise constitutes the heart of my Christian beliefs and my call to natural-scientific research: we will attain to knowledge of the universe through the spirit of truth, and thereby to understanding of our being one with the deepest, most comprehensive reality, God."
-Albert Hofmann


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineChubba
Vape hungry

Registered: 07/05/07
Posts: 6,785
Last seen: 3 years, 28 days
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued *DELETED* [Re: Ferris]
    #11274325 - 10/19/09 12:22 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

Post deleted by Chubba

Reason for deletion: Deleted



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinexpl0de
ḆËŦŦЯ_őƑ_Ŧwo ƹvïlz
Male


Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 07/15/07
Posts: 2,213
Last seen: 4 months, 23 days
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: Chubba]
    #11274334 - 10/19/09 12:23 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

:vaped::potleaf:


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleFerris
PsychedelicJourneyman
Male Arcade Champion: 3D Superball, Alien Invasion, Bounce Back, Crazy Closet, Plastic Saucer

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 03/12/06
Posts: 11,529
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: xpl0de]
    #11274354 - 10/19/09 12:26 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

50 views in 7 minutes :awesome::smirk:


--------------------

Discuss Politics


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinelvilledanksta
LYSurgeon


Registered: 10/19/09
Posts: 84
Loc: Atlantis
Last seen: 3 months, 14 days
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: xpl0de]
    #11274358 - 10/19/09 12:26 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

hell ya thats quite exciting. any forward progress is pleasant news.


--------------------
:gd_icon: Reach out your hand if your cup be empty, if your cup is full may it be again.
Let it be known there is a fountain, that was not made by the hands of men
:egyptian:



K ush B ush C lique


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMagicMaker
The Lizard King
 User Gallery


Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 10/10/06
Posts: 626
Loc: Terrapin
Last seen: 30 days, 16 hours
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: lvilledanksta]
    #11274437 - 10/19/09 12:36 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

actions speak louder than words (or in this case lack their of)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleFerris
PsychedelicJourneyman
Male Arcade Champion: 3D Superball, Alien Invasion, Bounce Back, Crazy Closet, Plastic Saucer

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 03/12/06
Posts: 11,529
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: MagicMaker]
    #11274479 - 10/19/09 12:43 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

Quote:

MagicMaker said:
actions speak louder than words (or in this case lack their of)




I don't see why they'd make a late night press statement if they weren't totally serious...  that makes no sense whatsoever.


--------------------

Discuss Politics


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinelazyfingers
grrr
Male

Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 3,347
Last seen: 1 year, 1 month
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: Ferris]
    #11274513 - 10/19/09 12:48 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

actions speak louder than words (or in this case lack their of)


Do you really want the federal government to take action?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblesmack
Observer
Male


Registered: 08/06/09
Posts: 5,600
Loc: Land of the Ice and Snow Flag
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: lazyfingers]
    #11274525 - 10/19/09 12:50 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

:awebig:


--------------------
14:31


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblejohnnyblaze2316

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 3,138
Loc: West coast Flag
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: Ferris]
    #11274586 - 10/19/09 12:58 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

we'll see.........


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineoxalic32
Male

Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 3,615
Loc: .
Last seen: 6 years, 5 months
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: johnnyblaze2316]
    #11274591 - 10/19/09 12:59 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

Didn't obama say he'd stop the DEA from raiding dispensaries in cali? Then more got raided?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineaspore
myconaut
 User Gallery


Registered: 07/10/07
Posts: 663
Last seen: 5 years, 1 month
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: smack]
    #11274597 - 10/19/09 01:00 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

Step foward. I think.


The vicious speed that marijuana is becoming 'acceptable' is awesome, but by the looks of it, weed with be the standard, not the odd , in the future.


It seems that more and more people are smoking, and it's becoming more shiek. It's like, 'I smoke sour diesel' and peopel think it's cool.


I know that's not how it should be, but that is how it is.


It's a trend! soon, you will be sorted into society by what weed you smoke (skunk kids are cook, but outdoor kids suck)


I can't wait to see what happens in one year....


--------------------

c        l        i      c        k        m        e


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineNeuron
Tek Savant
Male


Registered: 12/28/08
Posts: 5,778
Loc: @meriKa
Last seen: 7 years, 1 month
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: aspore]
    #11274635 - 10/19/09 01:05 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

I wonder if rocker232 did another 180 switch on his views of Obama in a matter of seconds.

That fool bleeds ignorance. Too bad I have him on nignore.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleCognitive_Shift
CS actual
 User Gallery


Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 29,396
Loc: Columbus OH Flag
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: Neuron]
    #11274694 - 10/19/09 01:12 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

Good to see some steps in the right direction.  Much more work needs to be done to apply a sane policy.


--------------------
L'enfer est plein de bonnes volontés et désirs


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleDoctor_Dick
Forgiveness
Male User Gallery


Registered: 07/03/09
Posts: 6,289
Loc: top of the tower
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: Cognitive_Shift]
    #11274728 - 10/19/09 01:16 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

gotta creep before u can leap :rasta:


--------------------
:minifo:] "This promise constitutes the heart of my Christian beliefs and my call to natural-scientific research: we will attain to knowledge of the universe through the spirit of truth, and thereby to understanding of our being one with the deepest, most comprehensive reality, God."
-Albert Hofmann


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleMisterMuscaria
Male User Gallery


Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 27,645
Loc: Flag
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: Ferris]
    #11274828 - 10/19/09 01:27 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

:awepuss:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleshivas.wisdom
בּ
 User Gallery


Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 8,938
Loc: Turtle Island
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: MisterMuscaria]
    #11274929 - 10/19/09 01:40 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

:highfive:


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineCap Stemson
Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 03/30/09
Posts: 70
Last seen: 6 years, 6 months
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued [Re: shivas.wisdom]
    #11275042 - 10/19/09 01:59 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

The memo is implying that the federal prosecutor tie the marijuana trade to illegal firearms, money laundering, etc. They are trying to make the medical marijuana market look like a violent, uncontrollable parasite.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleFerris
PsychedelicJourneyman
Male Arcade Champion: 3D Superball, Alien Invasion, Bounce Back, Crazy Closet, Plastic Saucer

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 03/12/06
Posts: 11,529
Re: AP Newsbreak: New Medical Marijuana Policy Issued *DELETED* [Re: Cap Stemson]
    #11275271 - 10/19/09 02:45 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

Post deleted by Ferris

Reason for deletion: .



--------------------

Discuss Politics


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1 | 2 | Next >  [ show all ]

Original Seeds Store Shop: Cannabis Seeds, Compare CBD, Medical Cannabis Seeds

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Medical marijuana policy passes [CA] veggie 605 0 09/26/08 05:15 AM
by veggie
* Attorney general signals shift in marijuana policy veggie 1,485 13 03/20/09 12:58 AM
by WorldWideWInton
* New policy allows patients to carry medical marijuana [CA] veggie 1,593 4 08/29/05 12:50 AM
by Ravus
* Political action committee pushes for medical marijuana use in Florida wireless 782 1 04/06/09 02:19 PM
by the_drummer
* The Politics and Science of Medical Marijuana - Free forum Wash., DC Tues., March 17 veggie 1,138 1 03/18/09 04:35 PM
by veggie
* Report: Federal Monopoly Obstructs Medical Marijuana Research veggie 1,065 2 04/08/09 08:32 PM
by gnarfbuckle
* Federal Monopoly Obstructs Medical Marijuana Research [DC] Green_T 743 0 04/07/09 09:28 PM
by Green_T
* Medical marijuana advocates to begin airing a new commercial [MN] veggie 731 0 04/29/08 11:53 PM
by veggie

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
6,980 topic views. 0 members, 5 guests and 9 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
MRCA Tyroler Gluckspilze
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.041 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 21 queries.