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Obama, the Happy Drug Warrior

Ed252 Wrote: Apr 08, 2012 6:39 PM
6,000 companies won't hire someone who has been taking marijuana. Why legalize something that automatically make users second-class citizens? How much of our current high level of unemployment is because so many are voluntarily joining the ranks of the unemployable? It's hard enough for our country to be competitive with our abundance of poor education and poor work ethic. Why make it more difficult by enthusiastically adopting a substance that is known to impair cognitive abilities?

Why is the federal government under President Barack Obama arguably tougher on medical marijuana operations than it was under George W. Bush? That's the question that anti-drug-war groups have been asking themselves for months.

In 2008, antiprohibitionists thought an Obama administration would not tread on medical marijuana dispensaries in states where they are legal. Obama's 2008 campaign spokesman, Ben LaBolt, told me Obama "believes that states and local governments are best-positioned to strike the balance between making sure that these policies are not abused for recreational drug use and making sure that doctors and their patients can safely access pain relief."