From the AP
WASHINGTON – Pot-smoking patients or their sanctioned suppliers should not be targeted for federal prosecution in states that allow medical marijuana, prosecutors were told Monday in a new policy memo issued by the Justice Department.
Under the policy spelled out in a three-page legal memo, are being told it is not a good use of their time to arrest people who use or provide medical marijuana in strict compliance with state law.
The guidelines issued by the department do, however, make it clear that federal agents will go after people whose marijuana distribution goes beyond what is permitted under state law or use medical marijuana as a cover for other crimes.
Quite simply, this should not be an issue for the feds. It should fall to the states. We have the 10th Amendment for a reason, and despite poor court decisions in Wickard v Filburn and Gonzales v Raich, policies not spelled out in the Constitution including Bill of Rights and 14th Amendment (Civil Rights) belong to the states and the people. I'd go further and say that drug policy that does not cross the borders are state issues and should be policed as they see fit.
If I smoke a doobie (and no, I don't smoke pot), it's none of the business of the feds. There's more important things they should worry about, like a balanced budget without raising taxes.
Less Government, more freedom.