Obama to intensify pot prosecutions
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Recently our Drug Warrior President Barack Obama's Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, on a visit to Mexico, made the statement that: "Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade," adding, according to a David Sirota column, that "we have co-responsibility" for the cartel-driven carnage plaguing our southern border. She seemingly left hanging what that admission implied for American drug policy.
This week our Drug Warrior President Barack Obama's Attorney General, Eric H. Holder Jr., in an interview with the New York Times in Mexico City, filled the policy void.
"And with marijuana sales central to the drug trade, Mr. Holder said he was exploring ways to lower the minimum amount required for the federal prosecution of possession cases."
Add this to the $3-billion Byrne Grant money in the Obama stimulus package for stimulating more drug task forces, more drug courts and more drug prisons and a pattern of an intensified prohibition drug war is quickly emerging within the Obama administration.
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What are they trying to do, swim against the rising tide of public opinion shift with more of the same insane drug war? It's not only futile but also naive, as it only helps accelerate the ongoing opinion shift by presenting more opportunities to point out how it is failing.
Scott Morgan at stopthedrugwar.org
provides some clarification on Holder's remarks by pointing to a Baltimore Sun article
. In short, Holder was basically referring to the prosecution of traffickers, who currently slip under the amount threshold warranting federal prosecution