Barack Obama bans medial marijuana selling but supports torture
MEDICAL marijuana needs supporting. But Barack Obama says he can’t ask the Department of Justice to “Ignore completely a federal law that’s on the books”. OK. Some on cannabis prescriptions sell their drugs on illegally. But so do people on prescriptions for all manner of uppers and downers.
Greenwald wonders about Obama’s moral compass:
The same person who directed the DOJ to shield torturers and illegal government eavesdroppers from criminal investigation, and who voted to retroactively immunize the nation’s largest telecom giants when they got caught enabling criminal spying on Americans, and whose DOJ has failed to indict a single Wall Street executive in connection with the 2008 financial crisis or mortgage fraud scandal, suddenly discovers the imperatives of The Rule of Law when it comes to those, in accordance with state law, providing medical marijuana to sick people with a prescription.
But even if you say the US supports torture under Obama, why is cannabis illegal anyhow? Or, to put it another way, why isn’t booze banned, or cigarettes?