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Obama Orders Medical Marijuana Use Allowed Where State Law Makes it Legal

» 19 October 2009 » In Cancer, Legal » Comments Off

The Obama administration has changed Federal policies on regulation of medical marijuana use under state law. During his presidential race last year, Barack Obama said that he intended to halt raids of medical marijuana facilities operating legally under state laws. Today, new Justice Department guidelines brought this change about.

The new guidelines order federal drug agents to stop arresting or charging patients, caregivers or suppliers who are dispensing, buying or using marijuana for medical purposes allowed by state law.

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Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Law Goes Into Effect

» 24 April 2009 » In Cancer, Complementary + Alt Med, Legal » Comments Off

Michigan voters legalized medical marijuana last year. Rules for the program went into effect Saturday. In Los Angeles the law remains an obstacle but a federal judge is unhappy with the law. In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is opposed but three Democratic candidates for district attorney have declared in favor of legalization for patients.

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