In fact, the Powers that Be have historically taken an even harder line on marijuana than on other illegal substances in their moderation, since the name of this site unfortunately gives some the impression that we’re all about pot, and they want to quash that.
Marijuana is still illegal on the federal level, and that’s what matters in this case. You can talk about drug use, but you can’t give tips or obtaining drugs or growing and handling them, for example. That’s pretty much what the thread was.
Indeed; for instance, posts discussing or even encouraging the purchase of pharmaceuticals from pharmacies outside the US have been permitted to stand, even though such activity is illegal in the US (albeit seemingly rarely enforced).
I don’t know the full breakdown of Colorado’s “legal” marijuana referendum. But if it’s anything like the one we passed here in WA, then it’s still not legal to grow marijuana on your own unless you’re a state-licensed producer.
Pssttttt…the feds have announced, in CA, that they will not enforce and regulation against the use or possession of marijuana as it related to the compassionate use statute. They must not be too threatened by that evil weed.
Right. The law on the federal government’s books has not changed. Sorry. This isn’t about my/our personal opinions, it’s about a policy intended to prevent trouble for the board. And none of the above applies to the OP since he’s not in California.
I think the policy works the other way. You can’t discuss an activity that’s illegal at the federal level even if there’s no local law against it. But you can discuss an activity that might be illegal in some localities as long as it isn’t illegal nationwide.