Obama to crack down if Prop. 19 passes
From the San Francisco Chronicle:
The Obama administration has denounced Proposition 19, which would legalize personal use of marijuana in California, and promises to “vigorously enforce” the federal ban on possessing, growing or selling the drug if voters approve the ballot measure Nov. 2.
The pledge came Thursday from Attorney General Eric Holder, who oversees the government’s anti-narcotics operations. Prop. 19 would “greatly complicate federal drug enforcement efforts to the detriment of our nation,” he said in a letter to former chiefs of the Drug Enforcement Administration…
“We will vigorously enforce the (federal law) against those individuals and organizations that possess, manufacture or distribute marijuana for recreational use, even if such activities are permitted under state law,” the attorney general said.