June 21, 2011 Feds Threaten to Extinguish California’s Pot Boom
The push back isn’t just against Oakland. Recently, the Justice Department warned officials in eight other states that
they would be violating federal law if they allowed commercial production of medical marijuana.
“That, in very simple terms, is what drug traffickers do. That is drug trafficking period,” said Tommy LaNier, director
of the National Marijuana Initiative, a program funded by the White House Office on Drug Control Policy.