Stoners and sufferers of chronic pain are celebrating together this weekend: Barack Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, announced this week that the Drug Enforcement Administration would end its raids on state-approved marijuana dispensaries. During the Bush administration, the DEA repeatedly ignored the states’ decisions to legalize medical marijuana by raiding distributors.
“What the president said during the campaign … will be consistent with what we will be doing here in law enforcement,” said Holder. “What (Obama) said during the campaign … is now American policy.”
“My attitude is if the science and the doctors suggest that the best palliative care and the way to relieve pain and suffering is medical marijuana, then that’s something I’m open to,” Obama said in November 2007 at a campaign stop in Audubon, Iowa. “There’s no difference between that and morphine when it comes to just giving people relief from pain.”
What this means for you?
If you live in one of the states where medical marijuana is legal, just find a “friendly” doctor and complain about some sort of chronic pain or anxiety and you’ll be puffing away at the good stuff, totally legally, right away.
Thanks, Mr. President!