I seem to remember that shortly after the President took office in 2009 he directed the federal government not to interfere with state sanctioned medical marijuana laws and for a while they didn't.
Then in 2011 that changed. A memo was drafted and policy was changed, dispensaries became fair game and the raids began. The president reasoned that he hadn't really broken his promise as they weren't going after or prosecuting patients, but where are the patients going to get their medicine Mr. president? And why?
Why do this?
Marriage equality is a states rights issue, but this isn't?