Will the regime change at the White House lead to more states approving the use of medicinal marijuana? Doing so seemed foolhardy as long as the Bush administration was raiding and prosecuting dispensaries in California and other states, which is why former Kansas Attorney General Robert Stephan’s advocacy of a medicinal marijuana law went nowhere in Topeka in 2007. But Attorney General Eric Holder has said the Justice Department plans to leave those operations alone as long as they comply with state laws. During his online town hall, President Obama drew the line at legalizing marijuana to fight the recession, though, saying he didn’t think that was good economic policy.
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