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Obama: Cut medical marijuana some slack

This just put up by the Washington Post:

The Obama administration delivered new guidance on medical marijuana to federal prosecutors Monday, signaling a broad policy shift that will mean fewer crackdowns against dispensaries and the people who use them.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. instructed government lawyers that in 14 states where medical marijuana use is legal, federal prosecutors should focus only on cases involving higher level drug traffickers or people who use the state laws as a cover story.

From Marietta, former Georgia congressman and Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr gave props to the Obama administration in a press release this afternoon:

Barr said that is important that the states be able to make determinations of what is legal and illegal within their own boundaries without being ignored or usurped by the federal government and he praised the policy as being the right thing to do.

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