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Federal and state policy (e.g. ONDCP, NIDA, FDA), statements/ responses from elected officials

President Obama's Slippery Double Speak on Medical Marijuana

President Obama’s Slippery Double Speak on Medical Marijuana

I never made a commitment that somehow we were going to give carte blanche to large-scale producers and operators of marijuana – and the reason is, because it’s against federal law. I can’t nullify congressional law. I can’t ask the Justice Department to say, “Ignore completely a federal law that’s on the books.” What I can say is, “Use your prosecutorial discretion and properly prioritize your resources to go after things that are really doing folks damage.”

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