War on Drugs

Report: Obama Administration Far Outspends Predecessors on Marijuana Enforcement

Responsible for $300 million of about $500 million spent since 1996


President Obama has said cracking down on medical marijuana in states where it's legal, like California, wouldn't be a priority for his law enforcement agencies.

But a new report by the group Americans for Safe Access not only says that Obama has been tough on weed, but that his administration's spending on medical cannabis enforcement has "dwarfed" that of the George W. Bush and Bill Clinton White Houses.

The report, called "What's the Cost," says Obama's Department of Justice is responsible for $300 million of about $500 million spent on federal marijuana enforcement since 1996.