Federal MMJ policy memo

Good news. The Obama Administration has issued a memo stating that federal enforcement of MMJ is not a priority. This memo reiterates the policy statement issued last spring, which created a watershed of new MMJ patients, caregivers and dispensaries in Colorado. However, we should all be wary. Mr. Holder states that the feds will not become involved as long as caregivers and dispensaries are “in compliance with state law.” Accordingly, it is more critical than ever that all caregivers and dispensaries strictly comply with the MMJ Amendment. That means you must be the primary caregiver for any patients receiving MMJ from you. That includes any growers, dispensaries and caregivers. Be careful – we still have a long way to go.