Excerpt From Hawaii News Daily (May 3, 2012):

President Obama is taking flak from comedians and politicians alike over the federal crackdown on dispensaries. Meanwhile, raids and legal battles continue to rage across the country. Let’s get to it:

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National

Last Thursday, Rep. Barney Frank criticized President Obama for the medical marijuana crackdown. “I think it’s bad politics and bad policy,” Frank said. “I’m very disappointed. I think it’s a grave mistake. It’s unfair and will hurt innocent people,” he told The Hill. Frank said he has told Obama personally that he is “making a mistake on this,” though he doubts medical marijuana will be an issue for the president in the 2012 campaign. “Not against Mitt Romney,” Frank said.

On Saturday, comedian Jimmy Kimmel confronted President Obama over the federal medical marijuana crackdown as he hosted the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. “I do have one real question for you, Mr. President. What’s with the marijuana crackdown? I mean, seriously, what’s the concern, we will deplete the nation’s Funyun supply?” he quipped. “You know, pot smokers vote, too — sometimes a week after the election, but they vote.” Go to the link above for Kimmel’s complete marijuana segment.

California

The California legislature will vote on several bills that will seriously affect medical cannabis patients in the state,  …

John Entwistle notes: This column by Phillip Smith at the Hawaii News Daily is the most comprehensive compilation of whats going on across the country that I tend to see. I really like it and will try to link to it every week. Read it by clicking the “source” link below.