Patient Advocates Urge AG Holder to Clarify Federal Medical Cannabis Policy
June 06, 2011
Americans for Safe Access is mobilizing its base to seek specific clarification from Holder regarding the Ogden memo and the Department of Justice policy related to medical cannabis. Holder made comments at a press conference in Providence, Rhode Island on June 2, 2011 indicating that he would clarify federal law on this issue. Patient advocates across the country are urging Holder to listen to them and issue the following simple statement:
The federal government will not arrest and prosecute local and state officials and others who are lawfully complying with medical cannabis laws.The patient community has been the most directly affected by the ambiguity of the Ogden memo, and want to be included in the conversation to clarify it. You too can take action, and suggest that Holder issue a policy statement to end federal interference with those who comply with state law.