Attorney General Defends Medical Pot Crackdown

Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday defended the Justice Department’s pursuit of medical marijuana growers and dispensers, saying they “took advantage” of state medical marijuana laws.

Appearing before the House Judiciary Committee, Holder acknowledged the Justice Department had broken with the Bush administration and pledged not to go after anyone acting within state law.

Nevertheless, those involved in large-scale marijuana growing and distribution have “come up with ways in which they are taking advantage of these state laws and going beyond that which the states have authorized,” Holder said in response to questions from Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. “Those are the only cases that we have been going after.”

Nadler pointed out that as a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama had promised that he wouldn’t use “Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue.”

But since 2009, federal agents and prosecutors have conducted about 200 raids on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers and brought more than 60 indictments, Nadler said.

– Read the entire article at San Francisco Chronicle.

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5 Comments

  1. Cliff on

    Obama and Holder can look back and wonder what went wrong in November. Many people who voted for Obama last time now know what kind of a scum he is. Adios hypocrite…

  2. Bhonze on

    I know people get freaked out when you mention legalizing all drugs but if you did the price would be about the same as tomato’s. Do you think the Afghans and Mexicans would grow so much Weed and Poppies? I don’t think! This would devastate this trade, oh no! the Feds would go broke, we can’t do this!!!

  3. Paul Pot on

    Holder is a gun runner.
    Will someone please put him in prison!

  4. Anonymous on

    It is funny that the Obama regime has been caught shipping guns grenades and all sorts of wonderful things into Mexico along with large amounts drugs.

    Just look up fast and furious Obama administration and it will paint you a real nice picture of this entire situation.

    Also what drug dealer would want to make marijuana legal?

    Answer is none, you cant turn a profit on something that is practically free.

  5. Anonymous on

    Attorney General Holder Says One Thing While His U.S. Attorneys Do Another

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