Monday, October 24, 2011

"Obama's war on weed"

Ray Stern (Miami New Times):
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees.---The new federal crackdown on medical marijuana announced on October 7 by the four California U.S. Attorneys sent chills throughout the industry. It was a stunning reversal by the Obama administration. Only two years ago, Deputy U.S. Attorney General David Ogden wrote his infamous "Ogden Memo," announcing the feds wouldn't bother businesses in compliance with their own state laws. It proved a dose of Miracle-Gro to California, where pot-selling stores multiplied since voters approved the state's 1996 medical marijuana law. By late last year, California reportedly had more dispensaries than Starbucks outlets. MORE...
Howie P.S.: Jed Gottlieb (Boston Herald) writes about Ziggy Marley's "uphill battle: the legalization of marijuana" and suggests "he should take a crack at writing that Occupy theme song."

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