Obama’s Drug Policy: Yet Another Broken Promise

White House Drug Policy Bound to Become Major Administration Issue
Natalia Cote-Muñoz
Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA)
Thursday, July 28, 2011

obama-cannabisWhen Obama first took office in 2009, he promised a drug policy more focused on public health. However, recent statements from the DEA and raids on medical marijuana providers have proved  otherwise. External pressures are escalating as drug cartel-led violence across the border intensifies. Internal pressures are also becoming more widespread, as the public is seeing few changes affecting drug policy. Obama should seriously consider re-evaluating his approach to drug policy for his 2012 campaign.