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Obama, the Happy Drug Warrior

V.7 Wrote: Apr 08, 2012 8:39 AM
Dear Reddestneck, I am even more cynical...or perhaps we are realists? Check out the medical benefits of marijuana...then check out how much the AMA shells out to campaign coffers to keep it out of the free market!!! Medicine is BIG business.

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."