Attorney General Holder Admits President Wrong About Medical Marijuana
Joe | Apr 30, 2012 | Comments 0
Jimmy Kimmel’s comments the other night at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner have gained widespread notoriety. But what should be even bigger news is what Attorney General Eric Holder said to a Huffington Post reporter that night, in reference to President Obama telling Rolling Stone Magazine that he couldn’t do anything about federal marijuana prohibition because it’s “congressional law”:
Attorney General Eric Holder was a guest of The Huffington Post at the correspondents’ dinner. Before it began, a HuffPost reporter noted to Holder that Obama’s reference to “congressional law” was misleading because the executive branch could simply remove marijuana from its “schedule one” designation, thereby recognizing its medical use.
“That’s right,” Holder said.
So we must conclude that President Obama, despite his talking points, agrees with the DEA’s position that marijuana has no medicinal value. In which case you have to question his judgement on the whole. If he knows so little about this issue, why should he have ultimate power over it?
I’m obviously not saying Mitt Romney would be any better, he clearly wouldn’t be. But Romney has been clear on his feelings for medical marijuana for a few years now, whereas Obama pandered to the cannabis community then stabbed them in the back.
Expect no help from the victor of the upcoming Presidential election if you are a medical marijuana patient.