Yesterday, dozens of California medical marijuana dispensaries got letters like this one from Obama's Department of Justice that warned they must shut down "even if such activities are permitted under state law."
This afternoon, four DOJ attorneys held a press conference and said this:
"We are making these announcements together today so that the message is absolutely clear -- that commercial marijuana operations are illegal under federal law, and that we will enforce federal law."
That's a shame. I don't doubt that many customers of pot dispensaries have no medical need. But who cares? Our drug laws do more harm than good.
Don't campaign promises mean anything? On the campaign trail, President Obama promised: "I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this [medical marijuana.]"
Then, once he was in office, a spokesman confirmed that: "The president believes that federal resources should not be used to circumvent state laws."
Never mind, I guess. It's one of a long list of Obama's broken promises.