Rep Sam Farr (D-CA) has introduced the Truth in Trials Act that would help protect people from being ripped apart by the Drug Was. Now medical marijuana laws are not allowed to be introduced into federal marijuana trials. The bill would change that. TIt has bipartisan support. As the Drug War wages on, more medical marijuana defendants going up against federal charges may find better avenues to argue their case & that may result in a less aggressive War on Drugs, or policy shift altogether
Richard A. Posner, a conservative US Court of Appeals judge, declared his support for scaling back strict federal prohibitions on drugs, particularly marijuana, during a college lecture late last week. "I don't think we should have a fraction of the drug laws that we have. It's really absurd to be criminalizing possession or use or distribution of marijuana." He decried the "serious problem" of a current system designed to address "relatively minor crimes" through harsh punishments.