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Has President Obama Declared War on Medical Marijuana?

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Has President Obama Declared War on Medical Marijuana?Federal law bans all marijuana but, in 16 states and Washington, DC, it's legal as medicine. As a candidate, Barack Obama said he would not "circumvent state law," and his administration discontinued the high-profile raids of the Bush years. But now those raids have resumed, and local officials implementing state laws are being threatened with federal prosecution. The crackdown has growers, distributors and patients accusing President Obama of breaking a campaign promise.  But some law enforcement officers and two Governors think it’s time to change the drug’s federal classification.

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Guests:
Tim Dickinson - Rolling Stone magazine - @7im, Benjamin Wagner - US Attorney's Office, Michael Montgomery - KQED and California Watch - @MichaelMontCW, Norm Stamper - Law Enforcement against Prohibition - @CopsSayLegalize, Brian Vicente - Sensible Colorado - @VicenteConsult

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton