Wednesday, March 11, 2009

US Attorney in L.A. ending medical marijuana prosecutions? Or not?

Alex Coolman over at the Drug Law Blog has an interesting item based on an L.A. Times story. Apparently the U.S. Attorney in L.A. sent a memo to federal prosecutors on Feb. 27 telling them to cease prosecutions of medicalk marijuana dispensaries, then later sent an order rescinding the ban. What's up.

It's just possible that the original e-mail represented compliance with the apparent new Obama administration policy against trying to subvert state medical marijuana laws. Or it could have been a recognition of the obvious: that they just don't have the personnel to go after all the dispensaries in L.A. But what about rescinding the order? A reversion to primal drug warriorism? Embarrassment that the first order became public?

Just don't know, but I'll try to look into it.

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