Thursday, February 05, 2009

Weed News: DEA Continues Pot Raids; Obama Opposes


Article: Washington Times
Drug Enforcement Administration agents this week raided four medical marijuana shops in California, contrary to President Obama's campaign promises to stop the raids.

The White House said it expects those kinds of raids to end once Mr. Obama nominates someone to take charge of DEA, which is still run by Bush administration holdovers.

“The president believes that federal resources should not be used to circumvent state laws, and as he continues to appoint senior leadership to fill out the ranks of the federal government, he expects them to review their policies with that in mind," White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said.

Medical use of marijuana is legal under the law in California and a dozen other states, but the federal government under President Bush, bolstered by a 2005 Supreme Court ruling, argued that federal interests trumped state law.

Also: LA Times Article: Medical marijuana supporters fuming over Westside dispensary raids

1 comment:

StellasDaddy said...

I'm having problems believing the new prez of the USA puffs beasters.