c fingerprint recognition and identification system, our system does not allow sales to anyone underage, and in the states with a medical marijuana program our system does not allow dispensing to anyone without a current and legal state authorization to use the drug. Our technology also limits the amount dispensed per state regulations, so no one can obtain more marijuana than what is legally allowed," he added. "Our system also tracks and creates a permanent record of each transaction, so illicit activity is mitigated, and taxation and reporting is automated and transparent."
The Justice Department memo is seen as a sweeping directive and major breakthrough toward the decriminalization of marijuana use.
"This is one of the most significant milestones in the movement toward ending marijuana prohibition in this country," said Mason Tvert, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project. "The federal government for the first time ever has sent a clear signal to states that they can adopt their own marijuana policies if they do them in a responsible manner."
Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, simply stated, "This is politically and historically significant.''
Although the directive issued by the U.S. Attorney General's office will apply nationwide, it will largely affect the 20 states and the District of Columbia that allow for medical marijuana use, and Colorado and Washington where state laws allow recreational use by adults.
"As more states continue to move forward with legislation that allows for medicinal or recreational use of marijuana, Medbox stands ready as a proactive partner, by providing systems and consulting services that assure compliance with all regulations, including the new priorities as set forth by the Justice Department," Dr. Bedrick stated. "In doing soPage: 1 2 3 Related biology news :1
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