DEA Carries Out Pot Raid on Clinics Contrary to Obama Pledge to Stop Raids

Acting DEA Chief Michele Leonhard
Acting DEA Chief Michele Leonhard

It appears some of the Bush holdovers are carrying out some of the old Bush policies. That can’t last much longer.

Stephen Dinan and Ben Conery
WASHINGTON — Drug Enforcement Administration agents this week raided four medical marijuana shops in California, contrary to President Obama’s campaign promises to stop the raids.
The White House said it expects those kinds of raids to end once Mr. Obama nominates someone to take charge of DEA, which is still run by Bush administration holdovers.
“The president believes that federal resources should not be used to circumvent state laws, and as he continues to appoint senior leadership to fill out the ranks of the federal government, he expects them to review their policies with that in mind,” White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said.
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