Medical Marijuana: Why It Is Not A Big Issue For Alaska
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Medical Marijuana: Why It Is Not A Big Issue For Alaska

Why the recent carckdown on medical marijuana around the country does not pertain to Alaska

A growing federal crackdown on medical marijuana has unfolded around the country in recent months, but in Alaska the vibe around the issue remains decidedly mellow. The Obama administration vowed in 2009 to make medical marijuana oversight a low priority, and raids on pot dispensaries have indeed been down dramatically during the last two years. But federal prosecutors have recently signaled intentions to crack down, issuing memos that indicate they’re tired of perceived abuse of medical marijuana. It’s caused politicians and law enforcement officials across the country to re-examine their approach to medical pot, which has been legalized in Alaska, 13 other states and Washington, D.C., mostly through voter initiatives.

Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – Medical marijuana Why it s not a big issue for Alaska

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