Wired News noted something important this weekend: that all the Democratic presidential candidates have said they will end federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries if elected, presumably by appointing someone to head the Department of Justice whose priorities are different than those of the current administration. […]
Which means that January 2009, if a Democratic president actually were to take power, would be an important time for the medical marijuana movement: it would be the moment when the vast majority of the federal pressure on dispensaries would stop.
I like the optimism, but lest we forget…
Candidate George W. Bush on medical marijuana (quoted in the Dallas Morning News, October 20, 1999):
“I believe each state can choose that decision as they so choose.”
Don’t get me wrong, I like hearing candidates talk about ending medical marijuana raids, but I’ll believe it when I see it.