In this May 20, 2009 file photo, one-eighth-ounce bags of Blue Dream medical marijuana are shown at The Green Door dispensary in San Francisco. 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 Oct. 19, 2009.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
A new memo sent out today by the White House to federal law enforcement agencies in 14 medical marijuana states changes the policy for going after medical marijuana offenders which are legal by State Law. The policy sets guidelines on how federal law enforcement agencies should follow state laws governing the use and distribution of medical marijuana.
Young marijuana plants are shown Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, in Seattle. The marijuana is distributed to members of a cooperative of medical patients who have received doctor’s authorization to use the drug to treat their illnesses, such as AIDS and multiple sclerosis. Unlike several other states which permit marijuana sales to patients, Washington requires patients to grow marijuana themselves or designate a caregiver to grow it for them.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)