INFOGRAPHIC: President Obama’s Gone to Pot

 by lucy

While campaigning for presidency, President Barack Obama made a number of claims that he would back off on marijuana and respect state laws on the matter. In 2007, Obama stated, “I will not exped DOJ resources to circumvent state laws on this [medical marijuana] issue.”

However, from the infographic below, it is clear that that is not the case, with the Obama administration spending almost $100 million more on actions against medical marijuana than the Bush administration did in only half the time.

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    CRONICelt said on Jun 26, 2013

    Yeah its funny how it never seems to be mentioned that Joe biden the VP wrote the bill that created the 'drug czar' and cannabis prohibition as we know it today. I bet Barack liked smoking some herb. I bet Joe biden has never 'officially' smoked a joint in his life. Fuck you USA. Your so beautiful and so ugly at the same time! It's hard to know how to feel here.

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      LloydChristmas said on Jun 26, 2013

      I don't disagree with you at all besides Joe Biden creating the "drug czar". Actually, the nations first Drug Czar was Henry J. Anslinger and he started the prohibition of cannabis back in the 20's and its gotten worse ever since. He was also the one who commissioned "Reefer Madness" and most of the other propaganda against cannabis. His lies and biased information led to one of the biggest mistakes in U.S. history. Think of all the lives that have been ruined and all the money that has been wasted because, essentially, he was the one who started the "war on drugs".

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    420superdude said on Jun 27, 2013

    We need a president who has fucking balls and say fuck the dea and just legalize it already

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      Nuggs said on Jun 27, 2013

      A new president will do nothing. They don't run anything, they get told how to run the country by the people really running it…

      Why do you think the country is so fucked up and only getting worse? This isn't our country anymore and the government doesn't work for us, we're slaves to it.

      Have fun!

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        reactor420 said on Jun 27, 2013

        You're smart and awake. We don't live in the United States of America. We live in the United Corporations of America and if you think otherwise, well you're an ignorant, naive mother fucker.

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    Nugtrio420 said on Jun 27, 2013

    Well this needs to be updated quite soon, NH is soon to become the next medical state.

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    fuzzybonz said on Jun 27, 2013

    if Barack Obama had balls he wouldn't be president.

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    spkavyo said on Jun 27, 2013

    President Obama is a hypocrite. With one appointment to the head of D.E.A., or an executive order to the Justice Department, or non interference with the two states that legalized he could end the suffering of hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens arrested and fined/jailed for simple possession of marijuana every year. We know he used it, and enjoyed it, so why shouldn't he allow other Americans the same opportunity?
    The Drug War has been a total failure. It is time to rip up the international treaties outlawing drugs and start treating drug use as a medical condition, not a crime. If someone is addicted to anything, and you lock them up with no treatment, they will still be addicted when they get out. Jail is not a cure for drug use, it is a penalty for being different.

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    drums said on Jun 28, 2013

    Wait..Obama lied about something??

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    GGLynzee said on Jun 29, 2013

    Lmao @ drums. Exactly what I was thinking. I HATE LIARS AND HYPOCRITES MORE than ANYTHING. I actually believe him when he initially said that. But I'm sure glad I didn't vote for this Lying ass. Smh

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