Obama administration declares open season on all medical marijuana dispensaries in new DOJ memoSubmitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Fri, 07/01/2011 - 01:07
Here is the latest on Obama's escalating war on medical cannabis and his ever-expanding list of broken campaign promises. From Reason.com:
Obama Administration Overrides 2009 Ogden Memo, Declares Open Season on Pot Shops in States Where Medical Marijuana Is Legal
Mike Riggs | June 30, 2011
The Department of Justice sent out a memo Wednesday instructing the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration and leading officials in the U.S. Attorneys Office to treat medical marijuana shops as top priorities for prosecutors and drug investigators.
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For anyone that thought things were at least getting better on this issue under the Obama administration, note especially this interesting fact from the artice:
Yet the DEA's medical marijuana raids not only have continued but are more frequent under Obama than they were under George W. Bush. Americans for Safe Access (ASA), which argues that patients who can benefit from marijuana should be able to obtain it legally, counts well over 100 raids in the two years and four months since Obama's inauguration, compared to about 200 during Bush's eight years in office. "The Obama administration really is being more aggressive than the administration of his predecessor," says ASA spokesman Kris Hermes.