IMMLY PRESS RELEASE: New Federal Guidelines On State Medical Marijuana Programs Clears Way For Jacki Rickert Mmj Act In Wisconsin
|For immediate release: Monday, October 19, 2009
NEW FEDERAL GUIDELINES ON STATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAMS CLEARS WAY FOR JACKI RICKERT MMJ ACT IN WISCONSIN
The Obama Administration's historic, newly announced "hands-off" policy on state medical marijuana programs is another reason to pass the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA) in Wisconsin's legislature this session. These new USDOJ guidelines combined with an earlier US Supreme Court decision rejecting a challenge to state mmj laws have erased federal interference as a threat to state medical cannabis programs.
This decision should be more reason for state lawmakers to join bill sponsors Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) and Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Waunakee) in cosponsoring the JRMMA, which is pending introduction.
IMMLY Founder Jacki Rickert, namesake of the JRMMA, had this to say, "Iím still in shock. President Obama obviously understands that prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers acting legally under state laws should not be a federal law enforcement priority. State lawmakers should recognize that the conflict with federal law is no longer an issue, and move quickly to protect Wisconsin patients who can benefit."
Is My Medicine Legal YET? is a Mondovi and Madison based grass roots patient and caregiver based organization dedicated to advancing public education about the medicinal benefits of marijuana. For further information contact Jacki Rickert at 715.926.4950 or Gary Storck at 608.241.8922 or visit the IMMLY website at www.immly.org.
Monday, October 19, 2009
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