Obama Called “Worst President on Medical Marijuana”


The Obama administration’s “war on pot” “goes far beyond anything undertaken by George W. Bush,” contends Rolling Stone. The magazine says that federal officials “are busting growers who operate in full compliance with state laws, vowing to seize the property of anyone who dares to even rent to legal pot dispensaries, and threatening to imprison state employees responsible for regulating medical marijuana. With more than 100 raids on pot dispensaries during his first three years, Obama is now on pace to exceed Bush’s record for medical-marijuana busts.”

Rob Kampia of the Marijuana Policy Project says, “There’s no question that Obama’s the worst president on medical marijuana.” Rolling Stone says the federal crackdown “imperils the medical care of the estimated 730,000 patients nationwide – many of them seriously ill or dying – who rely on state-sanctioned marijuana recommended by their doctors.” Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance says, “The administration is going after legal dispensaries and state and local authorities in ways that are going to push this stuff back underground again.”

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