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  •  Don't forget: (2+ / 0-)

    Obama isn't going after patients at all to the best of my knoweldge. Bush definitely did go after patients (read the facts of the case of Gonzales v. Raiche), and Romney would too.

    I know, it's not much of an improvement. But Obama is the better candidate on this issue, marginally.

    FWIW, my explanation is that all Obama was willing to do without spending political capital (which he is not willing to do at all for pot) is lay down the principle that those in unambiguous compliance with state law should be deprioritized. If some numbskull US Attorneys don't take the hint and decide that dispensaries are not technically in unambiguous compliance, he can't really turn the screws on them without spending the political capital he has no interest in spending on this issue.

    I hope he's better on this issue in his second term.

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