Phoenix New Times:  “President Obama doesn’t just want to seize the property of California medical-marijuana dispensaries and hit them with huge tax bills.  Now the Obama Administration plans to prosecute people who place ads for dispensaries — and possibly the newspapers that print them.”

See “US attorney eyes going after media running pot ads.   The chief federal prosecutor in San Diego [Laura Duffy] is contemplating expanding a federal crackdown on the medical marijuana industry by going after newspapers, radio stationsand other outlets that run advertisements for California’s pot dispensaries, her office told The Associated Press on Thursday. . . . ‘I’m not just seeing print advertising,’ Duffy told California Watch. ‘I’m actually hearing radio and seeing TV advertising. It’s gone mainstream. Not only is it inappropriate – one has to wonder what kind of message we’re sending to our children – it’s against the law’.”

See also “Medical marijuana crackdown gets reaction from those in industry.”