Despite assurances that the DEA would have better things to do with its time than crack down on pot stores, the Obama administration has allowed more than 100 such federal raids in the last three years. This does not sit well with Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) who is has taken to loudly voicing his displeasure at the President, the media, and really anyone who will listen. "I think it's bad politics and bad policy," Frank said. "I'm very disappointed. I think it's a grave mistake."
In response, the president clarified his position, "What I specifically said was that we were not going to prioritize prosecutions of persons who are using medical marijuana." He continued, "I never made a commitment that somehow we were going to give carte blanche to large-scale producers and operators of marijuana and the reason is, because it's against federal law." It also doesn't hurt that President Obama's likely opponent in November's elections holds an even more draconian view of herb than he does. [The Hill - Image: the AP]