The Crackdown on Medical Marijuana: Prohibition Revisited?

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As a candidate, President Obama joked about using marijuana, which is against federal law. Medical marijuana is legal in 16 states and the District of Columbia, and Attorney General Eric Holder sounded permissive about it when he first took office. In California, "medical" marijuana is a multi-billion-dollar industry,  but last week, federal officials announced a crackdown, which came as a stunning surprise to growers, dispensaries and users. Should they have seen it coming? Also, Sheriff Lee Baca and alleged brutality at LA County jails. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Solyndra and the "Green Economy."

Banner image: A worker packs cannabis at the growing facility of the Tikun Olam company on March 7, 2011 near the northern city of Safed, Israel. Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images