On Oct. 19, 2009, Deputy Attorney General David Ogden released a memo that instructed the Department of Justice not to focus federal resources "on individuals whose actions are in clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state laws providing for the medical use of marijuana."...
"....medical marijuana dispensaries operating under a law passed by California voters in 1996." When did "the voters" start determining what's medicine and what's not? The voters don't get to decide whether a new drug is a pain killer, a sedative, or chemotherapy at the ballot box. Granny Clampett swore her moonshine liquor was only for her "room-a-tiz". Why don't we get to vote on whether or not illegal alcohol is medicine?
Like a lot of Californians, Stockton businessman Matt Davies, 34, expected that when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the new administration would not prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries operating under a law passed by California voters in 1996. After all, as a candidate, Obama contended that he saw federal enforcement against medical marijuana as a waste of resources.
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