Going Rogue: U.S. Attorneys In California Defy Obama On Medical Marijuana

CALIFORNIA: Last week, the Alameda County (CA) Board of Supervisors passed a resolution asking the Federal government to, “end Federal interference on the municipal and state laws allowing medical marijuana, and… requests that President Obama begin a discussion about the potential benefits of reforming federal laws on marijuana use in all forms, including medicinal and recreational uses.”

Their desire for clarification and support on this issue is understandable. Two of the oldest and most respected dispensaries in California, Harborside Health Center and Berkeley Patients Group, both in Alameda County, have been targeted by the Feds on numerous occasions, even in light of strict regulations imposed by their localities, and a squeaky clean track record of providing both a crucial public health service and a large amount of tax revenue. [Read more…]