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Are medical marijuana restrictions easing?

A recent announcement by the Attorney General has some experts theorizing that the Obama administration will eventually legalize medical marijuana at the federal level.

Attorney General Eric Holder told federal prosecutors in the 14 states that allow some medicinal use of marijuana to focus their resources only on heavy drug traffickers, money launderers or people who are using existing state laws as a ruse for recreational use.

Drug reform advocates argue that easing of enforcement could allow states to set up distribution centers for residents using the drug medicinally. But some advocates are  waiting to see if other federal agencies cease medical-marijuana-related raids or otherwise indicate that they’re willing to back off on enforcing the existing federal drug laws.

Do you think loosening the restrictions on marijuana is a good idea for the health care system? Sound off in the comments.

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