Remember when the Obamessiah promised he wouldn’t go after medical marijuana growers:
“Prosecuting and raiding medical marijuana users,” he said in the summer of 2007, is “really not a good use of Justice Department resources.” Later he extended that statement to include medical marijuana growers and promised that “I’m not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue.” Early in his administration, Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, reiterated these points.
Apparently The Chosen One doesn’t remember this:
Federal prosecutors have launched a crackdown on some pot dispensaries in California, warning the stores that they must shut down in 45 days or face criminal charges and confiscation of their property even if they are operating legally under the state’s 15-year-old medical marijuana law.
Perhaps this is part of Obama’s new job creation bill, hire a bunch more government goons to raid and shutdown medical marijuana facilities. Either that or the federal government is just upset that a state is refusing to respect their authoritah. Finally, just so there’s no ambiguity, I leave you with this paragraph:
The Department of Justice issued a policy memo to federal prosecutors in late June stating that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws. The effort to shutter California dispensaries appeared to be the most far-reaching effort so far to put that guidance into action.
Obama promised he wouldn’t use the Department of Justice to override state marijuana laws and he’s using the Department of Justice.