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Will Marijuana Survive a Second Obama Term?

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November 10, 2012 in Politics

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By A. Kort from www.themediaspeaks.com

Now that Obama has been reelected for his second term as President, many have been speculating on where this could lead the economy and where this could lead marijuana: will MJ laws survive until the end of his next term? Although Washington and Colorado passed their own state laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use, according to Justice Department spokesman, Nanda Chitre, “The Department’s enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act remains unchanged,”. [1]

This pushes the whole issue of States Rights, but even Colorado’s own Governor gave some discouragement to the new measure.

Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper, came out raining on the pot parade by saying “Federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.”[2]

President Obama originally promised not to waste Justice Department resources on cannabis dispensary raids,[3] basically insinuating that there were bigger fish to fry and that he would defer to state laws. Since Obama’s initial pro stance, Obama crudely flip flopped on the issue and has become the worst President on Marijuana, BY FAR! Yes, even though he said “I inhaled frequently, that was the point.”[4]

In 2011, Obama had his federal prosecutors in California coordinate plans to shut down the majority of dispensaries in the state.[5] During these raids, 16 pot shops and their landlords received letters that threatened criminal charges and property confiscation if they refused to close down.[6] In the letters, they said that “federal law takes precedence over state law and applies regardless of the particular uses for which a dispensary is selling and distributing marijuana.”[7]

Read more at: http://themediaspeaks.com/2012/11/10/will-marijuana-survive-a-second-obama-term/


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