Feb
26
2009

AG Holder: no more raids on medical marijuana clubs.

I have two thoughts on this story (sort of H/T Instapundit*)

Holder Hints at Ending DEA Raids on Medical Marijuana

Attorney General Holder was speaking at a press conference Wednesday about Operation XCellerator, a crackdown on Mexican drug cartels, when a reporter asked him about the DEA’s stance on the raids. The reporter mentioned some raids that occurred right after the inauguration but before Holder’s confirmation, then he asked Holder if he would continue the raids policy under his tenure.

Holder joked, “What the president said during the campaign, you will be surprised to know, will be consistent with what we will be doing here in law enforcement.” After a bit of laughter, he repeated, “What he said during the campaign is now American policy.”

The first is that, like Glenn Reynolds, I think that every second that the Department of Justice spends hassling medical pot clubs is a second that they’re not investigating crooked politicians or lobbyists, and frankly these days I’d rather that they concentrate on that sort of thing. We have long since passed the point where a public official with his hand out is doing more to adversely influence my personal quality of life than some guy with a prescription to smoke weed. Or even a “prescription.”

The second is: dude. When your own Cabinet members are mocking you for your inability to keep a campaign promise…

Moe Lane

*No offense to Glenn, but he linked to HuffPo, and I try to avoid linking to pro-torture sites if I can avoid it.

Crossposted to RedState.

1 Comment

  • Amnesty International says:

    We’re thinking of looking into this HuffPo site. But we’re having a hard time deciding which is the more egregious, their support of the Obama Administration’s positions on Renditions and Habeas Corpus or the way they write. It is an exceptionally close call.

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