Obama Finally Puts New Medical Marijuana Policy in Writing

For many people across the United States, medical marijuana has been extremely beneficial. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy are less nauseous. People with eating disorders are able to eat again, and those suffering chronic pain don’t feel quite so bad.

In most states, marijuana is still illegal, but in thirteen states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington), it is not, and fourteen more states have pending applications for legalization. But it seems that prosecutors were over-zealous in some instances, pursuing cases against dispensers that were following the state laws. Obama’s policy states that as long as the dispensers of medial marijuana are following laws of the state where they are operating, federal prosecutors should not waste precious time taking legally operated businesses to court.

You may wonder what this has to do with you, as an online businessperson. Well, it’s about business. Obama had to make his stance clear on the issue. He had to set down a policy so that everyone knew the rules of the game, and this is your job, too.

Privacy policies are often ignored by the small businessperson online. marihuana kaufen online Though they understand the importance of lead generation and are collecting information from people, they often neglect to consider a privacy policy at all. This can seriously affect your opt-in rate. People want to know what you’re going to do with their information, or they may not provide the information you need to make your business grow. You need to state your privacy policy clearly.

Search engine spiders also look for privacy policies on your page or website. If you have a policy in place, they’re more likely to allow a better ranking in the search engine results pages. So, it’s always a good idea to include a privacy policy on your website or blog, no matter how simple it is.

But most importantly, it’s just good legal sense, especially if you mine the data to provide to a third-party. You have to make sure that you disclose that fact, or you could wind up in some legal hot water.

This article is in no way to be considered legal advice, as we are not lawyers and do not claim to be. However, if you don’t have a lawyer, you can find several versions of privacy policy generators just by Googling “privacy policy generator.” One, very comprehensive generator is from the Direct Marketing Association that you may want to check out. The important things are keeping the policy simple to read and understand, and full disclosure. If you’re the only one keeping the information, you should still have that privacy policy in place.

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