How many thousands of MJ users have been arrested on Obamas watch ?
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Of course Obama doesn't "micromanage" the DEA, but he most definitely DOES "macro-manage" it. . .that's his *JOB*.
All the President has to do to stop all DEA-sponsored raids on State-legal medical marijuana dispensaries or other facilities is to say to the DEA head "You will not conduct raids on State-legal MMJ facilities while I'm in office".
Maybe doing that requires some political courage, but its not exactly a complicated act.
And in fact, that *WAS* administration policy for at least the first 2-3 years of Obama's tenure in office. Exactly why the POTUS has reversed himself on this issue is unclear to me, but it certainly *IS* clear that he has.
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On Romney, pretty clearly he's not going to expend any political capital DEFENDING medical marijuana.
The real question is, to what extent is he going to spend political capital PROSECUTING it?
Even though his stated position is that he's against it (as is, by the way, most of the American voting public, at least right now), its not at all clear to me that Romney is going to make it his mission to shut down CA or especially CO dispensaries.
Even if Romney were to TRY to shut down dispensaries, even the Federal gov't can only do so much. They can't go into every single persons backyard (let alone basement) and pull up all the plants. So there will still be places to buy/sell medical marijuana, just on the black market, like always.
Like his recent "change of heart" on gay marriage, maybe he does favor it, but just hasn't found the appropriate politically necessary time to say so as a public pronoucment.
But whether he does or doesn't, so far he has made ZERO move to alter Federal marijuana law.
In fact, just the opposite is true. He has had a well-publicized change of policy to where he is now cracking down on medical marijuana. We all know this.
Not incidentally, the House Democrats have just put out some bill to try and prevent Federal enforcement of cannabis law in MMJ states. Of course, in a Republican majority house, they're going to go nowhere with this, but at least there are SOME Democrats on a national level who (unlike Obama) are actually acting in a pro-MMJ way.