It didn’t seem to make sense. Why would the Obama administration, which had promised to leave medical marijuana dispensaries alone, suddenly go after them?
There was no likely electoral reason for it. The policy of relatively
benign neglect wasn’t costing the Change We Can Believe In any votes.
The Republicans weren’t making an issue of it and, anyhow, every poll on
the subject has confirmed that the public is in favor of allowing these
dispensaries to operate.
But there was a coordinated assault, led by the U.S. Attorneys, and
it went after not only dispensaries and their suppliers, licensed or
not, but landlords, too, threatening to seize people’s property under
forfeiture laws which don’t even give the victim a court hearing.
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