"WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.
Two Justice Department officials described the new policy to The Associated Press, saying prosecutors will be told it is not a good use of their time
to arrest people who use or provide medical marijuana in strict compliance with state laws.
The new policy is a significant departure from the Bush administration, which insisted it would continue to enforce federal anti-pot laws regardless
of state codes.
Fourteen states allow some use of marijuana for medical purposes: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada,
New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington."
AP News on Yahoo
Several things caught my attention:
1) The federal government was just this last week cracking down in California by federal agents.
California has made it legal, but the federal government has not. So local police did nothing while federal agents closed them down.
2) This was shown on Yahoo finance.
Let that sink in for a second.
I suspect that the time has come that the state government no longer has the money to stop it, it will plan on taxing it.
I suspect this is why it was in yahoo finance.
3)To be clear, the federal government has not declared it legal, be clear on this.
They have made it a low to no priority and will allow local state governments deal with it as they please.