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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:10 PM
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Obama's WAR on Medical Cannabis continues...
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 05:53 PM by Bennyboy
The choice offered by the Justice Department was clear: Select California medical cannabis dispensaries needed to close up shop or have their properties seized and operators thrown in prison.

This was the ultimatum issued in September by United States Attorney for Northern California Melinda Haag to the landlords of five Bay Area dispensaries. In response, three dispensaries in San Francisco closed, and one in Oakland relocated.

The landlord of the fifth, Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, did what he could do as prescribed under California law: He began eviction proceedings against the dispensary, the state's oldest.

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2011/11/marin_alliance_for_medical_marijuana.php
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:12 PM
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1. Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! n/t
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meow mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:36 PM
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2. sure states can have thier little mmj laws.... just no mmj
good thing the republicans are having thier "values" so well defended.. or else he would be a complete failure.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:39 PM
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3. This is messed up priorities. Heckuvajob Obama.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:39 PM
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4. If it's a good thing, he's against it
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:42 PM
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5. Obama just doesn't want us to fall into the misery of drug use that ruined his own life..
Imagine how far he could have gone if he had been busted with drugs and gotten the treatment he needed for his drug use.

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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:45 PM
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6. Sometimes I wonder if Obama is actively trying to lose the election
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 03:46 PM by slay
doing shit like attacking medical marijuana - these attacks help nobody - except drug runners and the CIA who are drug runners and the pharmaceutical industry - but it massively turns off supporters of medical marijuana - which last time I checked was around 75% of the country!

i mean, i'm not voting for Obama - he stands for virtually NOTHING that i stand for - and his attack on sick people's medicine should be more than enough proof that he is OWNED by the pharmaceutical industry.

i'll be writing in Bernie Sanders rather than vote to re-elect that traitor to progressive values.
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:01 PM
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7. Medical Marijuana Trade Shaken by Crackdown
UKIAH, Calif. An intensifying federal crackdown on growers and sellers of state-authorized medical marijuana has badly shaken the billion-dollar industry, which has sprung up in California since voters approved medical use of the drug in 1996, and has highlighted the stark contradiction between federal and state policies.

Federal law classifies the possession and sale of marijuana as a serious crime and does not grant exceptions for medical use, so the programs adopted here, in 15 other states and in the District of Columbia exist in an odd legal limbo. While federal agencies have long targeted Californians who blatantly reap illegal profits in the name of medicine, or who smuggle marijuana across state lines, the Justice Department said in 2009 that it would not normally pursue groups providing marijuana to sick patients, in accordance with state laws.


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/24/us/medical-in-marijuana-target-of-us-prosecutors.html?_r=1&hp
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_ed_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:53 AM
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8. Maybe the MMJ community
should just ask Obama to "look forward, not backwards" so they can avoid prosecution like the torturers, bank criminals, and war mongers that the DOJ refuses to prosecute.
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