Two cheers today for the Obama Administration which announces that federal drug agents will cease harassment of medical marijuana users in states where it’s legal. That’s good news for liberty advocates in states such as my Colorado where dispensaries are beginning to pop up after medical MJ was legalized by referendum back in 1996.
No doubt hard-core folks on the right will criticize this, but “small l” libertarians like me cheer the loosening of any laws against victimless crimes. Laxing medical marijuana laws, I’ll say without caution, is a great first step in eliminating these senseless and liberty-draining measures across the board. And I’m all for it.
It’s a shame President Obama’s zest for individual liberty when it comes to medical choices cannot be extended further into his health care agenda. While I salute his decision here, I must wonder if he’s actually embracing liberty or simply playing to the usual libertine desires of his core, the pot-smoking Lefties who probably misheard him last year and thought he was calling for “Dope and Mange”.
Nevertheless, he deserves credit for this, and now Eric Holder can concentrate on more important things… Like pursuing charges against those who are trying to defend us against foreign terrorists.
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)