San Francisco Chronicle:  “Eight months after the Justice Department appeared to reverse course on its apparent hands-off policy on medical marijuana, officials there maintain a ‘no regrets’ stance but acknowledge being out of their element in the face of blowback from marijuana supporters. . . . [U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner of the Sacramento, California, district said] ‘conditions on the ground’ changed between 2009 and 2011, not department policy.  ‘It wasn’t a lack of good faith on our part,’ he said. ‘We were alarmed by explosive growth of these large commercial operations. These huge dispensaries are focused on profits, not helping sick people.’  For the businesses to characterize themselves as caregivers ‘seemed disingenuous,’ he added.”