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?