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I found this on another site i frequent. This is indeed very interesting news.

 

as quoted by the original poster of the other forum.

 

about fricken time the real ball started rolling. let's hope they don't flower it up too bad. but it does offer another possible reprieve for a while as they figure it out .....

 

http://www.patientsforfulllegalization.org/news/2011/6/2/obamafeds-cave-to-patient-pressure-on-safe-access.html

 

In a monumentally historic move made by the Obama Administration via comments from Attorney General Eric Holder, the Feds announced today that they would begin to work with Governors and State lawmakers in seeking a legal compromise that allows for State-sponsored medical cannabis dispensaries to be legal on the Federal level. Holder's comments were brief and somewhat vague, but certainly hugely beneficial news for patients and safe access. Some confusion whether all dispensaries in a state with legalized medical cannabis would be tolerated, or whether only dispensaries in medical cannabis states with specific licensing / authorization provisions for dispensaries in their laws would be acceptable. Or perhaps even only State Owned facilities would allowed, or some other such condition, what's clear however is that the the old line of zero tolerance and oppressive mass raids completely flying in the face of public will are set to give way to serious negotiation and debate!

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from the Huffington Post in Colorado.

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder promised Thursday to clarify the Justice Department's position on state medical marijuana laws after federal prosecutors warned they might prosecute everyone from licensed growers to regulators.

 

"We're going to bring clarity so that people understand what this policy means and how this policy will be implemented," Holder said during a visit to a Providence, R.I., institute that specializes in nonviolence.

 

Holder didn't go into detail about plans for clarification. But he said the department was wary of medical marijuana dispensaries being seen as a form of de facto marijuana legalization.

 

Several U.S. states have started reassessing their medical marijuana laws after U.S. attorneys recently sent stern warnings that everyone from licensed medical marijuana growers to regulators could be subjected to prosecution. The cautions were sent to officials in California, Colorado, Montana and Rhode Island. Federal authorities also recently conducted a series of raids at grow operations in Montana and at dispensaries in Washington.

 

More than a dozen states have approved the medical use of marijuana, which is not legal under federal law. About half of those states regulate medical marijuana dispensaries.

 

In Rhode Island, Gov. Lincoln Chafee suspended plans last month to license three such dispensaries after U.S Attorney Peter Neronha sent him a letter warning that they could lead to prosecutions.

 

Chafee does not believe Holder's comments imply a change in the Justice Department's underlying position and dispensary plans will remain on hold, his spokesman Michael F. Trainor said.

 

"He will await whatever resolution that Attorney General Holder indicated would be forthcoming," Trainor said of the governor. "He will take that under advisement. At that point, he'll make a decision concerning whether or not he feels it's prudent to move forward with issuing certificates to the three applicant dispensaries."

 

 

http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/politics/us-ag-holder-visits-providence

 

seems to be credible information. its all over the web in various medias.

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