Legalization of Medical Marijuana, Barack Obama

I was thrilled to find out that the great man Barack Obama has recently made a positive step forward in legalizing medical marijuana across America.

He has instructed federal law enforcement officials not investigate or prosecute people who are suspected of using or supplying marijuana for medical reasons. The official reason for the change is that this is not an efficient us of limited federal law resources.

However the federal government are not making any guarantee that prosecutions will stop, it will come down to the discretion of the local federal officials too decide whether they want to prosecute.

Personally I think Obama changed the government’s approach, for the following reasons:

  • The government can better use the very limited federal resources. After all the USA has been using a lot of resources in repairing the US economy and fighting wars.
  • Medical Marijuana should probably be legalized throughout USA, as this drug has the potential to do so much good for patients.

The law is still unchanged, however this reduces the stress for people who live in the states where medical marijuana is legal. Now it is extremely unlikely that people will be prosecuted in the states where medical marijuana is illegal.

14 out of the 50 states in the USA have made medical marijuana legal. However medical marijuana is illegal under US federal law, hence this conflicting state and federal laws can cause stressful, legal issues.

A perfect example of the federal law creating nightmares was when “Eugene Davidovich” from San Diego who was arrested for supplying medical marijuana. Although it is legal to use and supply medical marijuana providing you meet the requirements of California state law.

I am still amazed that medical marijuana is still very much unkown with no little support outside of the USA. I think the UK should follow the lead of the USA and create some medical marijuana dispensaries in London, at least on a trial basis.

Please watch the following video where Barack Obama gives his views on medical marijuana:

Do people who are supplying medical marijuana in the 14 legal medical marijuana states need to be worried about being prosecuted under federal law? Is there a good chance that the federal government will prosecute more legal, medical marijuana suppliers?

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  1. I don’t understand why anyone thinks that there is something good about Obama’s position. Marijuana is just another thing that he wants to control.

    “We don’t want to have mom and pop shops, that sell plants,” says our wise and noble dictator.

    Prohibition is a violation of our individual rights, and there is NO OTHER basis upon which we should fight this battle. The government does not own us.

    JG

  2. I have had cancer and I am I have a weight problem. We are now introuble with the law because of pot . We were good citizes intill the law came in and stoled what they wanted from our house.They took our kids (witch are stright a studens We are a very close family)

    We also did alot for our schools and everyone knows schools need help now our kids are living with someone elese besides mom and dad and we are facing prison. We have lost every thing we own and have worked for and we worked hard to get where we were 44 and 48 years of age.

    We have never been robbers or rapist or murder but the way we were treated you think we were the worst people in the world . We dont drink or take from any one they took from us. By they way the gate way to drugs is drinking and it is leagel.

  3. I have degenerative disc disease and have been on many perscription narcotics, including morphine; and marijuana helps releive pain so I don’t have to take as many pills. Unfortuntally I live in Ohio that is not a fan of legalizing it for medical use, it can help alot of people.

  4. i have Crohns disease. when i have the oppotunity to smoke, it is a HUGE relief from the nauseousness, that i deal with on a daily basis. i am not a daily smoker, but would be in favor of medicinal use. i wish i had the opportunity to get marijuana for health reasons. my wife has multiple sclerosis, another person who could benefit from marijuana. unfortunately i live in illinois, and it is the most corrupt state in the country.

  5. What is wrong with legalizing it??? We have outlets for Dank across my state. California. People need this medicine!!! Finally Pres. Obama did something right!!! Only took 10 months!!! It should be legalized in CA for medical purposes and in general! If there are bars in almost every general city then why not pot??? The state is broke. Our taxes got raised because the State government is lost in the fog. There solutions are mind blowing and almost useless!!!. If our Governor would get his shoulders off his ass and do something, maybe the state would start to bounce back!!! Legalizing this drug in the state of CA would bring us possibly millions/billions in tax revenue.Wake up!!! Seriously. If the state of CA cant run the gov. at a decent level, they should be fired or recalled. People of America, wake up, our elected government is taking us down the path to destruction. start to take back OUR country now!!!!! At all degrees possible.

  6. But even for those reasons Federally marijuana production is still considered illegal and people behind the mass production or marijuana can be held accountable for breaking a federal law and possibly imprisoned. Maybe they’ll catch a break, but that isn’t enough to keep peoples guard down who are producing within those states.

  7. I think this is a bold move for obama to make, and smart. I’m assuming he realizes that the states can benefit from medicinal marijuana. If marijuana was legalized for medicinal purposes America could intercept much revenue that is sent into the black market. Not only that but the Hemp industry would flourish. Hemp is a weed that grows rapidly and is very durable which can be used for production of many goods at a cheaper cost. And many lotions and ointments contain hemp. Overall the legalization of medical marijuana would boost our economy in many ways.

  8. Valid medicinal value, it’s a victimless crime, the War on Drugs WAY too costly, too many arrests for simple possession, tax it and use the money to pay for health insurance and to reduce the deficit. Need I say more?

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