Ending the war on medical patients


In response to recent questions from The Chronicle about medical marijuana, Obama’s campaign – the only one of the three contenders to reply – endorsed a hands-off federal policy.

“Voters and legislators in the states – from California to Nevada to Maine – have decided to provide their residents suffering from chronic diseases and serious illnesses like AIDS and cancer with medical marijuana to relieve their pain and suffering,” said campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt.

“Obama supports the rights of states and local governments to make this choice – though he believes medical marijuana should be subject to (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) regulation like other drugs,” LaBolt said. He said the FDA should consider how marijuana is regulated under federal law, while leaving states free to chart their own course

LaBolt also said Obama would end U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration raids on medical marijuana suppliers in states with their own laws.


2 Responses to “Ending the war on medical patients”

  1. marlin Says:

    They need to let the states decide. The feds are so sold out that they can not make one single decision that will be in favor of “The People”. But rather in favor of the corperate sponsors. Bring this issue to a state level and the corruption will be much less. Plus, the federal Gov. has no right to stop it’s use. They are supposed to provide military protection from other countries and keep the peace, that is all.

  2. Michael Says:

    Your comment made no sense to me, marlin.

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