In June of 2012 Attorney General Eric Holder was asked by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) why the Obama administration had gone back on its campaign pledge not to crack down on medical marijuana. In response, Holder told Nadler that his question was "inconsistent with these little things called 'the facts.'" Holder added, "We limit our enforcement efforts to those individuals and organizations that are acting out of conformity with state laws." 

The clip of Holder's testimony (which we blogged about at the time) is worth reviewing in light of the federal government's case against Matthew Davies, a California medical marijuana provider who spent thousands in legal fees to make sure his business was compliant with California's medical marijuana laws, and is nevertheless now facing a federal prison sentence of 10 years for violating federal marijuana law.