Earlier this week, the Justic Department issued out a memo that, for all intents and purposes, gave medical marijuana users and their (legal) suppliers a free pass.
At the moment, medical marijuana usage is legal in 14 separate states (none of which are Texas). When Mr. Bush was in office, his team felt that, despite what state legislations decided, the federal government would not recognize any form of marijuana use as legal.
Obama's camp feels otherwise, saying prosecutors "should not focus federal resources in your states on individuals whose actions are in clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state laws providing for the medical use of marijuana."
It's not likely that marijuana will become legal in Texas anytime soon (which seems to fuel the pro-bud folks over at the Drug Policy Forum of Texas plenty). What do you all think? Should it be legalized? If so, why? If no, why not?