The Daily Caller:  “In late 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder authorized raids against marijuana dispensaries in California, where medicinal marijuana is legal, in an effort to create a distraction from the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, a new book set for release Tuesday claims. . . . questions how Obama — the ‘Choom Gang kid’ who smoked marijuana with his friends in Hawaii as a teenager — could ‘unleash the dogs of the drug war against a thriving business sector when times were tough economically and jobs were scarce?  Team Obama’s decision to crack down on the medical marijuana industry wasn’t motivated by public health concerns,’ Lee writes, answering his own question. ‘The Justice Department green-lit a scorched earth campaign against medicinal cannabis in order to placate law enforcement and control the damage from the Fast and Furious scandal by deflecting attention to other matters’.”