Obama DOJ Leaves Medical Marijuana Patients Sick and Suffering. So apparently the Obama DOJ is now going to pursue marijuana producers, even if they are in compliance with state regulations. This is a reversal of the administration’s previous position, and it’s absurd. People are going to use weed. Nobody takes the “reefer madness” BS seriously, and it’s been illegal for close to 100 years, and usage has only increased. You can either have it produced by tax paying, locally owned small businesses, or you can funnel a lot of that cash to drug cartels in Mexico and the domestic tax-exempt boutique black marketeers.