Though the Obama administration was previously hailed by medical marijuana advocates as taking a compassionate stance on drug enforcement, recently the DEA and federal prosecutors — many of them Bush-era holdovers — have been resuming their crackdown on providers of medical pot and reopening a quiet front in the war on drugs.
In a new article for Rolling Stone, Tim Dickinson examines the administration’s reversal of its policy of non-interference with caregivers that abide by their states’ laws. Why hasn’t Obama been more progressive on medical pot? Is America ready for decriminalization or legalization at the federal level?
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