Activist Group: No Policy Change in Obama's Marijuana Statement

The feds have never targeted individual users, so the president is promising to keep things as they are


The president's statement about not targeting individual marijuana users doesn't mark a shift in policy. The federal government rarely goes after individual users. The real question is whether the Obama administration will try to prevent voter-approved marijuana sales systems from being enacted or if they will force individual users to buy marijuana from the black market, where much of the profits go to cartels and gangs that kill people.