Scott Morgan has an article in the Huffington Post about Obama’s terrible record on medical marijuana and argues that those who think Romney might actually be worse on that issue are probably wrong.
President Obama has been taking a lot of well-deserved heat for his disjointed and disappointing approach to medical marijuana. Of course, with an election approaching, Obama supporters are struggling to explain why the many Americans who care deeply about this issue should support this president following his badly broken promises andrecent false statements. An argument I’ve been hearing a lot is that Mitt Romney would be even more of a monster when it comes to medical marijuana policy…
Anyone who wants to argue that Romney would be worse when it comes to medical marijuana should begin by explaining how. Really, how would he be worse? The Obama Administration is already doing every single awful thing that can be done short of suspending all other federal law enforcement functions and spending the next 4 years demolishing dispensaries one at a time. They’re raiding businesses, prosecuting providers, intimidating landlords, suing operators on bogus tax claims, threatening to arrest state regulators, blocking medical research, and even banning gun ownership by patients. I honestly doubt Romney could be any worse than this if he tried.
That doesn’t mean he’d do any better, of course; I doubt he would. But it would be difficult to be worse. It also doesn’t mean that this one issue should decide who anyone should vote for. But let’s not pretend that the reality isn’t what it is.