We wrote last week about the Obama administration's delicate stance on Proposition 19 -- opposed, but not so eager to talk about it for fear of offending potential Democratic voters in California.
On Friday, though, Obama drug czar Gil Kerlikowske spoke out again in opposition to Proposition 19, this time on a trip to Florda:
[Kerlikowske] mocked the claim from proponents of Proposition 19 that legalization "solves every problem ... It's touted as some type of answer. Legalizing drugs is not the answer to this nation's problems."
But what about medical marijuana, especially as a treatment for chronic pain that harsh narcotics like Oxycodone are used to treat? Sorry, Cheech:
"Marijuana is not medicine," Kerlikowske told New Times. "We have a process in this country for developing medicines that's world-renowned. The popular vote has never been a part of it. Treatments should be determined by scientists and not by voters."
If recent polls are right, Proposition 19 will likely go down today: