From the AP:
Federal drug agents won't pursue pot-smoking patients or their sanctioned suppliers in states that allow medical marijuana, under new legal guidelines to be issued Monday by the Obama administration.
On the one hand, this is a just and humane policy. Smokable marijuana is, by all accounts, unique in its ability to quell the nausea of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
On the other hand . . . the law is what it is. I would feel much better if this restraint was the product of an act of Congress. But instead, the Obama administration has unilaterally declared that it will not enforce the law as written. This strikes me as almost as much as a power grab by the executive branch as would be the decision to enforce a law in way that Congress never intended.