The new Obama Administration is taking a more moderate approach on medical marijuana. Jeralyn Merritt at Talk Left has video and transcripts of Attorney General Eric Holder's news conference where he is asked if the Justice Department will continue raids on "medical marijuana dispensaries in states that have legalized medical marijuana."
Holder says no and President Barack Obama is "formally and technically by law my boss now, and so what he said during campaign is now American policy."
Holder's comments were ,made as he stood next to Drug Enforcement Agency Acting Administrator Michelle Leonhart (above) "who has overseen the most recent federal medical marijuana raids, including those that took place after Obama's inauguration." It's a significant development because Obama campaigned on relaxing federal restrictions and interventions against medical marijuana.