New Medical Marijuana Policy: Obama Administration Will Not Seek Arrests For People Following State Laws
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will not seek to arrest medical marijuana users and suppliers as long as they conform to state laws, under new policy guidelines to be sent to federal prosecutors Monday.
U.S. eases stance on medical marijuana
Attorney general says prosecuting such cases 'will not be a priority'
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. directed federal prosecutors Monday to back away from pursuing cases against medical marijuana patients, signaling a broad policy shift that drug reform advocates interpret as the first step toward legalization of the drug.