In 2008 I was a Ralph Nader supporter. I did not vote for Barack Obama, but I was optimistic that he would keep his campaign promises about cannabis.
After all, Obama was more open about his marijuana usage in his life, than any other president in history, and Obama stated time and time again that he would decriminalize cannabis, and spend DOJ resources on “real crimes”. I made a video on December 5th 2008 congratulating Obama and encouraging him to keep his promises.
I wrote more about this at Disruptarian.com, reference;
Medical Marijuana which was thought of during Obama’s original presidential campaign to be a focus that he would work on as president, ended up being a far worse policy than even George W. Bush, and more people by far were persecuted and prosecuted under Obama than W.
- Over the course of Obama’s first term as president, his administration spent nearly $300 million on marijuana enforcement in states where medical cannabis had already been legalized.
- Between 1996 and 2013, the federal government conducted 528 dispensary raids on medical marijuana dispensaries.
- During Obama’s first term as president, his administration oversaw 270 dispensary raids on medical marijuana dispensaries.
- Between 2009 and 2013, President Obama’s administration spent $100 million more cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries than George W. Bush’s did.
Reference this video that I made on December 5th 2008 after the election and before Obama took office. I asked him if he would keep his promises about medical marijuana.
I wrote more about this while Obama was president also;