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Obama Does Not Support Changes To Medical Marijuana Laws

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barack obama president medical marijuanaMany medical marijuana reform supporters have been hoping since the historic 2012 Election to see President Barack Obama change his stance against medical marijuana. Would Obama ever back off on medical marijuana raids and respect state medical marijuana laws?

I think a lot of us were optimistic that Obama’s second term combined with two legal marijuana states would lead to some change on the medical front, especially considering the new states that have enacted/grown their medical marijuana programs in 2012/2013. But I think deep down all of us expected him to continue to stick to his same failed policies.

Today the White House confirmed what we feared. According to the Huffington Post:

“White House spokesman Josh Earnest was asked for the second day in a row if CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta’s recent reversal on medical marijuana use and apology for misleading the public had had any bearing on Obama’s position on the issue.

Whereas Earnest declined to answer the question on Tuesday, he confirmed Wednesday that the president does not believe any changes should be made to medical marijuana laws ‘at this point.'”

It is ridiculous, harmful, and shameful for the Obama Administration to make those comments today. We can only assume that SWAT team style raids will continue against the sick. White House spokesman Josh Ernest tried to provide some rhetoric, but I think we have all heard this before…According to Politico.Com:

“”While the prosecution of drug traffickers remains an important priority, the president and the administration believe that targeting individual marijuana users — especially those with serious illnesses and their caregivers — is not the best allocation of federal law enforcement resources,” Earnest said. ”

News flash Mr. Earnest – we have all heard this BS before, and we aren’t buying it. I can’t wait until Obama is out of office.

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  • ImaDawn Baker

    After voting for every Democrat who ran for President since 1972 I couldn’t vote for Obama again because of his irrational stance on marijuana & voted for Gary Johnson instead. While a nice man & a fine orator Obama lacks the requisite strategy,fervor & backbone necessary to implement our progressive agenda. He’s been & continues to be a huge disappointment to many of those who elected him & the biggest reason he polls so badly is the dissatisfaction of those to his left ! Much like the tea-party morons threaten mainstream Republicans with more conservative challengers we must make it clear that as a minority group larger than gays & immigrants combined we will not support any candidate who doesn’t champion our cause in future elections ! It’s pretty simple – If you’re not with us 100% you’re our enemy 100% & we’ll contribute our time & money to defeat you no matter who you think you are or what party you represent. In the meantime let your money do your talking by refusing to visit or purchase anything from businesses in cities & states that refuse to concede to our demands. The days of smoke-ins & festivals as a method to bring about change are over & it’s time we took the fight to these bastards because we’ve got them on the run & there’s no better time than the present ! Organize your friends & neighbors & let’s take the battle to these smug & repugnant prohibitionists because scientific research & medical studies will prevail over specious propaganda & anecdotal horror stories. Yes my friends the truth once exposed & acknowledged will certainly set marijuana free at last,free at last.Lord Almighty free at last ! (Pretty dramatic,huh ?)

  • bob compton

    all pot smokers should call or e-mail obama to let him know how disappointed in him for not helping the sick

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  • Dr. B

    For sure, if I needed any of these, I would just grow it. lol

  • too high

    How do u go about getting the medical marijuana in illinois? Any locate please let us illinois resident no