Monday, August 13, 2012

Book: Medical marijuana crackdown was a Fast and Furious distraction

It's no longer just a bunch of right-wingers who see through Eric Holder's trickery.

Left-oriented says Obama's attorney general played 'Reefer Madness' games to deflect attention when troubles began closing in over Operation Fast and Furious.

Truthout excerpts from a new book by Martin A. Lee:
Team Obama’s decision to crack down on the medical marijuana industry wasn’t motivated by public health concerns. The Justice Department green-lit a scorched earth campaign against medicinal cannabis in order to placate law enforcement and control the damage from the Fast and Furious scandal by deflecting attention to other matters.
How many documents Obama now uses executive privileged to keep hidden would spell out this distraction in detail?

Martin's book, Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific, releases tomorrow (August 14).

h/t: @Revenant0101 via Twitter

1 comment:

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