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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Yeah its illegal, but I won’t tell if you don’t

The DOJ’s memo on enforcing drug laws states that

As a general matter, pursuit of these priorities should not focus federal resources in your States on individuals whose actions are in clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state laws providing for the medical use of marijuana.

But also it says

Of course, no State can authorize violations of federal law

This sounds like “Well, your state law is illegal but we will pretend its not.” Cherry picking of law enforcement essentially legalizes individual use of medical marijuana if the state decides it is ok. But remember that the Supreme Court decided otherwise.

Also, what does this mean for the Montana Firearms Freedom Act? Will the administration be so forgiving when its guns and not marijuana we are talking about?

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