Obama Defends War on Medical Marijuana With Lame Excuses

By Scott Morgan April 27, 2012 Obama Defends War on Medical Marijuana With Lame Excuses
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Finally, finally, finally, someone in the press has managed to corner the President on the question of why the war on medical marijuana is getting worse under his watch. Here you go folks, the answer we’ve been waiting for…

Let me ask you about the War on Drugs. You vowed in 2008, when you were running for election, that you would not “use Justice Department resources to try and circumvent state laws about medical marijuana.” Yet we just ran a story that shows your administration is launching more raids on medical pot than the Bush administration did. What’s up with that?

Here’s what’s up: What I specifically said was that we were not going to prioritize prosecutions of persons who are using medical marijuana. I never made a commitment that somehow we were going to give carte blanche to large-scale producers and operators of marijuana – and the reason is, because it’s against federal law. I can’t nullify congressional law. I can’t ask the Justice Department to say, “Ignore completely a federal law that’s on the books.” What I can say is, “Use your prosecutorial discretion and properly prioritize your resources to go after things that are really doing folks damage.” As a consequence, there haven’t been prosecutions of users of marijuana for medical purposes. [

  • Jdgreenfields

    US v Gerald Duval Jr and Jeremy Duval case # 11-20594 …convicted by jury, medical marijuana.. 04,20,2012.    Obama’s statement cost my family everything. Selling our family farm for legaal defene.  busting trough our front gate takeing our cars, trucks cameras, computers, ect..Now takeing our family home. 100% state legal medical marijuana, 140 plants, manditory10 years Gerald  manditory 5 years my son Jeremy.   We need change. I can’t beleive that this is America!!  United States of America.  Our story…. YOUTUBE… Gerald Duval Jr and Jeremy Duval Indicted on state leagel  Medical Marijuana  Thank You to all my 420 friends,   world and USA for all the support    Jerry Duval   (Gerald)

  • John Laigaie III

    Vote him out of office. The only person who should support him is Jimmy Carter. Cause now Jimmy Carter is no longer the worst president in history.

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