Thursday, April 26, 2012

US: Obama Explains Increasing Medical Marijuana Crackdowns, Raids In 'Rolling Stone' Interview |

"What I specifically said was that we were not going to prioritize prosecutions of persons who are using medical marijuana," Obama said. "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."
The president continued: "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." 

Obama then shifted gears away from marijuana, saying that a "broader debate" on

I can't believe I voted for this duche and the primary reason was his statement on medical marijuana states.

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice... well you know how it goes!


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