In a Strange About-Face, the President Tries to Hack Medical Marijuana Off at the Knees

Ray Stern
Phoenix New Times (US)
Thursday, October 20, 2011

The new federal crackdown on medical marijuana announced on October 7 by California's four U.S. Attorneys sent chills through the industry. It was a stunning reversal by the Obama administration. While legal weed grew to an estimated $10 billion to $100 billion industry — no one's quite sure of the exact figure — activists noticed an alarming undercurrent to the rhetoric: Raids on growers and dispensaries actually increased under President Barack Obama.