About ten days ago Senator Obama stated his views on medical marijuana. Responding to a question about federal raids on state run medical marijuana facilities Obama stated that he would end the raids because,
I think our federal agents have better things to do, like catching criminals and preventing terrorism. The way I want to approach the issue of medical marijuana is to base it on science, and if there is sound science that supports the use of medical marijuana and if it is controlled and prescribed in a way that other medicine is prescribed, then it's something that I think we should consider. (link)
I think that is a pretty measured response but it at least demonstrates a willingness to look at the issue rationally.
On the other hand, a group not necessarily know for the rational thought, the Republican National Committee, put out this statement,
Barack Obama’s pledge to stop Executive agencies from implementing laws passed by Congress raises serious doubts about his understanding of what the job of the President of the United States actually is. His refusal to enforce the law reveals that Barack Obama doesn’t have the experience necessary to do the job of President, or that he fundamentally lacks the judgment to carry out the most basic functions of the Executive Branch. What other laws would Barack Obama direct federal agents not to enforce? (link)