If No One Issues a Press Release About a Medical Marijuana Raid, Did It Really Happen?


Although the federal government has not stopped its medical marijuana raids, Mike Riggs notes at The Daily Caller, it is bragging about them less:

Late last week, DEA and FBI agents raided five medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada. In July, DEA agents raided the home of 65-year-old Mendocino County, California, grower Joy Greenfield and confiscated plants, money, and her computer. Also in July, DEA agents raided the home of a couple in Michigan who were licensed by the state to use marijuana, as well as three medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego. In January and  February of this year, the DEA raided two medical marijuana research labs in Colorado.

In all of the above cases, the DEA and the U.S. Attorneys' offices issued no press releases and held no press conferences.

Riggs suggests the president may be embarrassed about breaking his campaign promise to stop persecuting medical marijuana patients and their suppliers.

Last week Brian Doherty noted the Nevada raids. Last month I charted the shifting limits of Obama's marijuana tolerance.