The Justice Department signals a new stance on medical marijuana. The U.S. attorney general directs federal prosecutors not to pursue medical marijuana cases in states where it’s legal. What the policy shift may mean for patients and the federal war on drugs.


  • Gil Kerlikowske director, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
  • Carrie Johnson reporter, The Washington Post.
  • Ethan Nadelmann executive director, the Drug Policy Alliance.
  • Tom Riley former associate director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (2001-2009).

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