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Obama And Eric Holder Are Still Lying About The Medical Marijuana Raids

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Eric Holderby Scott Morgan

On Thursday, Eric Holder lied to Congress about DOJ’s escalating attacks against medical marijuana:

Mr. Holder said federal officials are not going after those who are staying within the confines of their states’ medical marijuana laws, but said some have “come up with ways in which they are taking advantage of these state laws.”

“We limit our enforcement efforts to those individuals, organizations that are acting out of conformity with state law,” Mr. Holder told a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing. [Washington Times]

That statement is simply false, and flagrantly so. It’s been widely reported in the press that federal prosecutors have threatened to arrest state officials merely for administering their own medical marijuana laws. One cannot claim that regulators performing their official duties are “acting out of conformity with state law”. They are the state. You can’t threaten them with arrest and then subsequently claim that enforcement is only directed at those who violate local laws.

Moreover, the feds have raided hundreds of dispensaries without making any effort at all to determine whether state laws are being violated. Most of the time, they’re just confiscating money and medicine without even charging anyone. They keep saying the people they raid were breaking local laws, but they aren’t proving that to be the case. When have they ever demonstrated that any of these businesses were violating state laws?

This whole just-enforcing-state-laws excuse is the same nonsense we were hearing from the President a month ago, and the Obama Administration’s ability to comfortably repeat this crap owes much to the media’s total failure to follow up on it.

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  • Sabbrosso

    Forget voting for Obama. He will throw you under the bus for political gain. Gary Johnson 2012. 

    • Midnight train

      Yes . If we all write in gary johnson the two.party system would start to erode

      • jontomas

        We won’t need to write him in.  He will be on the official ballot as the candidate for the Libertarian Party.

  • eating_sunshine

    The reefer madness media, liars, and the government, oh my!

  • A Gringo

    Drug enforcement is the disease that needs treatment. It is still called Reefer Madness. According to Kerlikowske, the Drug Czar, drug addiction is not a moral failing on the part of the individual. It’s a chronic disease of the brain that can be treated. He has also stated that that legalizing marijuana is not the answer to a drug war. The Obama DOJ continues the war against marijuana. The top drug enforcers are the ones in need of treatment.