By Doug Newman
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People ought to be just as upset about today’s federal raids on several area medical marijuana dispensaries as they are about Obamacare. And it has nothing to do with whether or not you yourself smoke marijuana.
The medical benefits of marijuana for numerous maladies are extensively well-documented. If you would make it an offense – federal or otherwise – for a person to heal themselves with a plant that is much more benign than tobacco or alcohol, you already believe that the government should micromanage our health decisions. The mindset that drives opposition to medical marijuana is the same as that behind Obamacare. This mindset opposes individual liberty.
The Constitution puts very strict limits on where Uncle Sam may tread. Obamacare and the War on Drugs severely violate these limits. Both must be resisted with equal vigor.