Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Now, Obama's breaking campaign promises regarding medical marijuana

Despite campaign promises to the contrary, the Department of Justice under President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder hasn’t stopped raiding marijuana dispensaries operating in states where sale of the drug is legal for medical purposes. But the DOJ has demonstrated one marked change now that it’s under Democratic control: The department has stopped publicizing medical marijuana raids, both by requesting that more cases be sealed under court order and by refusing to distribute press releases.

. . . In all of the above cases, the DEA and the U.S. Attorneys’ offices issued no press releases and held no press conferences. The websites for DEA and the U.S. Attorneys’ offices in Detroit, Denver, Northern California, and Los Angeles (which also handles cases in Nevada) make no mention of the above dispensary raids . . .

Breaking your promise to stop raids on medical marijuana, but covering it up by trying to seal court records and refusing to release information to the press?

Absolutely Nixonian. But, when Nixon tried to suppress public records, the press deemed it an impeachable offense.

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