Obama's War on Weed: In strange about-face, pres tries to hack med. marijuana off at knees

Editor's note: The following, written by Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times, a Westword sister paper, provides a beyond-Colorado look at recent federal actions regarding MMJ.

The new federal crackdown on medical marijuana announced on October 7 by four California U.S. Attorneys sent chills through the industry. It was a stunning Obama administration reversal.

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Ray Stern
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