Drug czar: Feds won't support legalized pot
The federal government is not going to pull back on its efforts to curtail marijuana farming operations, Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy, said Wednesday in Fresno.
The nation's drug czar, who viewed a foothill marijuana farm on U.S. Forest Service land with state and local officials earlier Wednesday, said the federal government will not support legalizing marijuana.
"Legalization is not in the president's vocabulary, and it's not in mine," he said.
Kerlikowske said he can understand why legislators are talking about taxing marijuana cultivation to help cash-strapped government agencies in California. But the federal government views marijuana as a harmful and addictive drug, he said.
"Marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal benefit," Kerlikowske said in downtown Fresno while discussing Operation SOS -- Save Our Sierra -- a multiagency effort to eradicate marijuana in eastern Fresno County.
Wait. what? Huh? Like no way!
didn't obama say:
DEA pot raids go on; Obama opposes - Washington Times
DEA to end medical marijuana raids - More health news- msnbc.com
Obama said he opposed these raids, and stated, no? That he would end them and leave this to the states?
Do you consider this another lie of the Obama camp, or how do you explain?