Obama DOJ Leaves Medical Marijuana Patients Sick and Suffering

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Obama DOJ Leaves Medical Marijuana Patients Sick and Suffering

On Wednesday, the Obama Justice Department issued a new memo to all U.S. Attorneys clarifying the DOJ’s position on federal prosecutions of state-sanctioned medical marijuana use. It’s not good news.

According to Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole, the new Obama DOJ policy states that only medical marijuana patients and caregivers should be left alone by federal prosecutors. But those who cultivate or distribute marijuana are fair game. Cole writes:

[p]ersons who are in the business of cultivating, selling or distributing marijuana, and those who knowingly facilitate such activities [