Friday, June 19, 2009

Rhode Island to allow marijuana sales

Rhode Island just became the third state in the Union to allow chronically ill patients to purchase marijuana, despite the governor's opposition to the bill.

State lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to override a veto last week from the Republican governor, who warned the system could put people at risk of federal prosecution, would encourage illegal drug use and send conflicting messages to children about substance abuse.

I can understand his concerns--look what the Imperial Federal Government has done to people using medicinal marijuana in California in the past.

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, but U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said the Obama administration will not target dispensers that follow state law.

I wish I believed him, but I don't. Still, it is good to see these states' rights issues coming to the forefront.

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