30 January 2009

Medical Marijuana and the new administration


This week the Obama administration is facing its first test on drugs. Although President Obama has not yet appointed a new permanent DEA administrator, his comments on the campaign trail suggested that his administration would support medical Marijuana where the same controls are placed on the dispensement and prescription as other prescription prescribables. However, this week DEA agents have conducted the first raid of a medical Marijuana dispensing facility since Bush left office. This raid occured in California where voters decided more than a decade ago by public referrendum that medical Marijuana should be available by prescription as a legitimate drug treatment option as decided between patients and doctors. Should the Federal government get in the way?

1 comment:

Gunnery Sergeant Chimichanga said...

Absolutely not. This is a state issue. If anything, the Federal government should be protecting this.