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Federal Government Announces Escalation Of Its War On Cannabis

  • by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director October 7, 2011

    “This is not an idle threat. … What we’re trying to do is send a message as broadly as possible. … We are serious about enforcing federal law. … We are not just talking about it, but we are doing something about it. … Prosecuting marijuana cases is a higher priority now.”
    –statements of the US Attorneys for the four federal districts in California

    We’ve seen this coming for some time, but today the gloves officially came off. No more memos filled with false promises; no more phony pledges to respect states rights, no more giggles. Like a caged animal backed into a corner, the federal government is snarling and spitting back. It has no other way to defend its morally bankrupt policy except through a show of strength and intimidation.

    California’s Top Federal Law Enforcement Officials Announce Enforcement Actions Against State’s Widespread and Illegal Marijuana Industry

    via the US Department of Justice, Eastern District of California

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.: October 7, 2011 – The four California-based United States Attorneys today announced coordinated enforcement actions targeting the illegal operations of the commercial marijuana industry in California.

    The statewide enforcement effort is aimed at curtailing the large, for-profit marijuana industry that has developed since the passage of California’s Proposition 215 in 1996.

    … While the four United States Attorneys have tailored enforcement actions to the specific problems in their own districts, the statewide enforcement efforts fall into three main categories:

    · Civil forfeiture lawsuits against properties involved in drug trafficking activity, which includes, in some cases, marijuana sales in violation of local ordinances;

    · Letters of warning to the owners and lienholders of properties where illegal marijuana sales are taking place; and

    · Criminal cases targeting commercial marijuana activities, including arrests over the past two weeks in cases filed in federal courts in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Fresno.

    The enforcement actions being announced today are the result of the four United States Attorneys working with federal law enforcement partners and local officials across California to combat commercial marijuana activities that are having the most significant impacts in communities.

    “The actions taken today in California by our U.S. Attorneys and their law enforcement partners are consistent with the Department’s commitment to enforcing existing federal laws, including the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), in all states,” said Deputy Attorney General James Cole.

    … Laura E. Duffy, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of California, commented: “The California marijuana industry is not about providing medicine to the sick. It’s a pervasive for-profit industry that violates federal law. In addition to damaging our environment, this industry is creating significant negative consequences, in California and throughout the nation. As the number one marijuana producing state in the country, California is exporting not just marijuana but all the serious repercussions that come with it, including significant public safety issues and perhaps irreparable harm to our youth.”

    Melinda Haag, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of California, said: “Marijuana stores operating in proximity to schools, parks, and other areas where children are present send the wrong message to those in our society who are the most impressionable. In addition, the huge profits generated by these stores, and the value of their inventory, present a danger that the stores will become a magnet for crime, which jeopardizes the safety of nearby children. Although our initial efforts in the Northern District focus on only certain marijuana stores, we will almost certainly be taking action against others. None are immune from action by the federal government.

    Dozens of letters have been sent over the past few days to the owners and lienholders of properties where commercial marijuana stores and grows are located. In the Southern and Eastern Districts, the owners of buildings where marijuana stores operate have received letters warning that they risk losing their property and money derived from renting the space used for marijuana sales. In the Central District, … prosecutors have sent letters to property owners in selected cities where officials have requested federal assistance, and they plan to continue their enforcement actions in other cities as well. In the Northern District, owners and lienholders of marijuana stores operating near schools and other locations where children congregate have been warned that their operations are subject to enhanced penalties and that real property involved in the operations is subject to seizure and forfeiture to the United States.

    … The statewide coordinated enforcement actions were announced this morning at a press conference in Sacramento.

    It has been apparent for some time now that the Obama Administration is escalating its efforts to both crack down on existing above ground, medical cannabis operations in states like California, as well as to thwart the establishments of similar operations in additional states.

    So why these stepped up efforts now? The answer ought to be self-evident. The intention of these and other recent, well-publicized threats by the Obama administration is to stifle the development of a viable legal cannabis distribution industry, even in states that have enacted legislation to allow for such an industry.

    During today’s conference, all four US Attorneys affirmed that their intent is not to target individual, state-compliant medical cannabis consumers per se, but to emphasize that the Department of Justice is opposed to the regulated commerce of medical cannabis. That’s because once this industry has legitimized itself to the public and local lawmakers in California, Colorado, and elsewhere, then voters will become accustomed to safe, secure, well-run businesses that deliver consistent, reliable, tested cannabis products. They’ll appreciate the way well-regulated medical dispensaries revitalize sagging economies, provide jobs, and contribute taxes to budget-starved localities. They’ll realize all the years of scaremongering by the government about what would happen if marijuana were legal, even for sick people, was nothing but hysterical propaganda. And the voting public will eventually ask: ‘Why we don’t just legalize cannabis for everyone in a similarly responsible manner?’

    And that is a question this administration has consistently indicated that the President is unable or unwilling to answer.

    224 Responses to “Federal Government Announces Escalation Of Its War On Cannabis”

    1. murt says:

      The law makers are using the war on drugs to keep violence/gun crime high.Law makers then use the statics of that violence to pass more and more laws.We have 11 year old kids selling crack on our streets and all we get is more laws.You would think that if you want drugs off the streets one would put them in the hands of our doctors and not our kids.As usual we the people get the laws and the lawmakers get the freedom. If you do not think so,when did any law maker take any type of a drug test,and how about you ever take one.

    2. nick says:

      Everybody here in Cali and the rest of the country need to stand up as one and fight. For all you “closet” stoners, you need to come out of your safe area and fight. I’ve been smoking the plant now for over 15 years, and have been actively on the “front lines” of this war for 9 years.

    3. Jeanne says:

      It seems to me that ,this is a war on the citizens of this country. The Federal goverment is just trying to keep us in our place, under their thumb!!!!This whole Federal Govement should be impeached or fired. We no not need a Federal anything. Talk about BIG goverment, they are the worst.

    4. Al Coholic says:

      Let us all remember who started this crap. A republican named Richard M Nixon in 1972. A favorite song of mine put it the best back in the late 60’s. The revolution will not be televised it will be live. Best to us all.
      REGARDS Al Coholic!

    5. Marc says:

      Obama had better realize that many of the voters that elected him reside in California, and that California nearly legalized, with a narrow margin favoring criminalization.I think Obama would do much better going after the wealthy institutions that are causing the working and middle classes such grief, rather than hassling an industry that is relatively benign.Besides, many of us in this state are cultivating our own, so it will be impossible to just make cannabis go away. I agree with the other posters that have said that now is the time to legalize completely. If the feds can’t handle it, then f**k them.

    6. Brandon says:

      I have a question for you Mr. Obama: As someone who supports the rights of medical marijuana patients, would you ask your family to obtain their medicine from the streets or from a regulated, open market? Someone needs to ask him this.

    7. Brandon says:

      You’re about to piss of some 1 million plus cannabis patients in California alone. Good luck.

    8. fools says:

      That’s hilarious. I say bring it on! It’s 99% vs 1% The Feds aren’t likely to win. They’re a PRIVATE interest. They can take their private agenda elsewhere. America is not interested.

    9. Buggsy13420666 says:

      When it comes to MARIJUANA PROHIBITION, the FEDS have a blank check that they can write out to themselves, money equals power. Election year around the corner and somebody wants to look good not to satisfy us, but to satisfy FEDERALISM and 21ST CENTURY INQUISITORS to protect us from something we do not want to be protected from, MARIJUANA. The DRUG WAR goes on still trying to justify the means of their fantasyland utopia of what drugs we can and cannot ingest on the level of BIG PHARMA and FDA approved drugs, NATURAL vs SYNTHETIC. People are getting tired of hearing this is FEDERAL LAW and we are above all other laws including the ones our citizens of this country voted for marijuana use. It just shows you that your vote does’nt mean shit in a NEW WORLD ORDER UTOPIA OF LIES AND PROPAGANDA. The escalation of war on marijuana is a war on the Constitutional rights of the American people. What the government can do to twist the laws to their own advantage in the name of FEDERALISM.

    10. skippy says:

      Let’s hope the Feds don’t consider marijuana energy consumption, too.

      The carbon footprint of indoor grows is enormous, Kym Kemp’s Redheaded Blackbelt reports today. Can efficient grows really discount marijuana by 25%? Can medical dispensaries truly be more popular than Starbucks in sunny California?

      The article and answers are at Redheaded Blackbelt: Holy Smokes!

    11. freetospitemychains says:

      The government has been out of the public’s hands and in the hands of Business/banks etc. since the creation of the Electoral College. Educate yourself about the EC, thankfully many are trying to reform it, but I don’t think that’s enough. The Electoral College needs to be ABOLISHED.

      New Mexico was the only state that had it as a felony if the EC reps didn’t vote as the people in their districts did. Some states votes are automatically discarded ie. California, Florida, New York.

      Whats a misdemeanor 100 dollar fine to an EC voter for not voting as the people did? When they get handed millions in campaign money? Ever notice he who raises the most campaign cash wins? Even on the local level? It’s not for all those lame signs or commercials, it’s to buy the position they are running for.

      Why are the FEDs cracking down on on marijuana reform now? Hmm the Marinol patent is about to expire…big pharma can drop big bucks to campaigns. States pro medical marijuana and dispensaries, where growing fast enough to soon become the MAGICAL 2/3rd’s majority. When 2/3rd’s of the states say enough is enough the government and Potus HAS TO listen.

      So they are scared, and know they are going to lose their grip. They’ve been losing it since the 60’s no one is content to sleep and trust that GOV’t is out there doing everything in your best interest and you don’t need to know what, that they just are. Well time keep’s on ticking and these old fucks keep kicking.

      The only people that have ever wanted CHANGE besides Obama has been bums on the sidewalk, and that’s where they are trying to put us. Maybe he was saying Change as in you’re gonna be rolling coins when I am done.

      The FED is already a puppet institution so they don’t really care, if they have to declare marshal law. They already have their systems in place so they don’t care…that’s what they want. We lose freedoms more and more everyday, and as far as they are concerned the Constitution isn’t worth the hemp it’s written on!

      The only vote that counts is on the local level! if you’re lucky and don’t get a faker, promising what the voters want then, turn ass on them for the banks, and corporations.

      The funny thing is all this material shit is just that shit, utterly worthless of no real intrinsic value and also whatever happiness it brought doesn’t last. It’s designed that way you are a consumer to them, they crank the machine consumers eat the shit that comes out of it.

      What really lasts? What is one of your fondest memories? Did it have to do with sharing a moment in time with a friend or family member? I bet it was, I seriously doubt it was getting an I-anything, and if it was then you’re helping feed the machine of greed and hate and helping others stay asleep and you’re just sitting in the GOVT’s lap waiting for another worther’s original and a pat on the head.

    12. SB says:

      By far one of the best talks about the “war on drugs” I’ve ever heard:

      “The War on Drugs” explained by Graham Hancock

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk3EBmiURgw

    13. Anon says:

      It comes as no surprise now that Obama has dropped all pretense. Do you remember the hope during his election campaign that he would be the champion that was needed? It was dashed shortly afterward. IF…and I do say if..he had really been the man of his word we all hoped he would be, he might have a few friends left in the movement. Now? I doubt it.

    14. Trommy Themulus says:

      I believe the president has been corrupted. It is a sad thing when we can’t get an honest man to lead this country. I won’t even go into the gun loving, people hating monsters at the DEA.
      He is false! Our government is a cartel.

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    17. Dennis Maddix says:

      Dear Mr. President

      You said you would not target states that have voted for Medical Marijuana………….more political LIES!!

      I voted for you in the last election. BUT you will not get my vote in 2012!!
      Your approval rating is down to 40% bout what George W Bush’s was……………..Are you trying for 0%

      Dennis Maddix

    18. Farrok says:

      Like a damn fool I sent $25.00 dollars to reelect or dictator Obama. He is a shill and a liar! No more money for any of those bastards in Washington…….. Washington can go to Hell………..

    19. Ben says:

      One more thing,

      something that I wanted to raise attention to,
      a similarity (in THEORY as to the WHY)
      the Occupy Wall Street, whether on the ball
      or off in space (I see aspects of both)-

      but what they are right on, even if misguided
      is that they are AGAINST corporate dominion.
      That means against the perceived majority (by power if not by numbers)

      Ron Paul is for the same, whether or not them-
      that is

      He is an Independent.
      He is not Republican – and, if elected, wouldn’t owe shitloads of crap to the corporations who funded him.
      And he is not a Democrat – he wouldn’t be bogged down with unions and nepotism.

      He is an Ace, all by himself.

      I looked into some Repubs, and some Dems,
      and they all look the same, with a detail different.
      And ALL of one party or another seem to imply the same baggage as the rest of their party, yeah,
      casserole, only one with onions and one with mushrooms.

      Great.

      Ron isn’t casserole he has something else going…

      It would re REALLY refreshing for a president that did things on his own terms, his own ethics, and unhindered by prejudiced (already decided) mechanisms.

      He also happens to be the only one that DECIDEDLY wouldn’t lock you away for years for a nice bag and some doobs.

      Fuck going to prison for a bag (dealing) and a doob (paraphernalia).

      They need to get our brothers and sisters in lockup for marijuana out. That would take some legislation TO GET RIGHT, and you know damn well these corporate prison execs don’t want it. Why doesn’t OWS mention that shit??

    20. Farrok says:

      The banks cheat everyone and trash out the American Economy and the evil federal government bails them out and goes after the cannabis smokers? Anyway, you can screw the government do it. Cheat them like they cheat you! Vote for acquittals if you are on a jury. Refuse to cooperate in any way with the “authorities” The American government no longer receives it’s just powers from the People. It’s a Lie!

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    24. AG says:

      ?”In addition to damaging our environment, this industry is creating significant negative consequences, in California and throughout the nation. ” Significantly damaging our environment ??? I dare the federal government to have an open conversation about tobacco production, corn production, hell any big agriculture. Maybe we can take a tour of the ~6500+ square mile dead zone we’ve created in the gulf of Mexico thanks to agricultural runoff and blame that on cannabis. I’m sure the Mexican cartels promised the EPA that they’ll make sure their farms don’t violate any regulations…Or maybe we should have an open conversation about the “negative consequences” of Mexican cartel operations that are funded and armed by the US Gov’t. Hey, if anything maybe when you get busted for cannabis you can get a cell next to Attorney General Eric Holder who has been arming these Mexican cartels for longer than anyone would care to find out. Let’s not forget that the gov’t was openly involved in the drug trade until they passed the food and drug act of 1906 thereby creating a lucrative black market with fattened profits for them to now share with their front organizations, all the while claiming they are the good guys. Let’s not forget that the governments of the world created the international drug trade. How many times has the CIA has been outright busted smuggling drugs into this country to help oppress entire races of people and control dissent ? I’m sorry I’ve lost count. If you’re going to sit here and believe the government isn’t involved in the drug trade anymore and isn’t simply eliminating it’s competitors then I ask what the inside of your a**hole looks like because that’s where your head is.

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    27. wanabe says:

      what everyone sould see is big bussiness is behind this along with the drug cartels in mexico. they are losing billions to medical marjuana aqnd wont let go I dont think its obama and if another republican gets in. well allot of old druggies will be in jail.

    28. nunya says:

      instead of worrying about how many shops are around the schools how about these “upstanding citizens” worry about how many piece of shit child molesters are setting up residence around them and everywhere else…they’d cause much more harm to any of these children than a silly little joint would and what about all the liquor stores that are allowed to be next to these schools? Dont they have issues with crime themselves?…but i suppose that would make too much sense right Obama? and that fucking idiot Haag? Quit the bullshit and stop acting like youre trying to look out for the kids

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    31. Bryan says:

      Hi . Some are bashing Obama . Some are swearing . IF ::
      all of you with angry and demeaning attitude are one a
      variety of bud and I noted 4 basic varieties which Ron
      Paul campaign is apparently dealing to demean The Obama
      Administration as a joke to consider actual effect the
      [m word] ‘ma ri jua na’ had as “loco weed” is to begin
      what is noted as unrational statement and altered thot
      {thoughts} about standard chemistry and nutrition about
      the way low quality cannabis alternate quality known as
      “ma ri jua na” or sub-species group known as cannabe or
      cannebem you are not ‘fighting’ for organic cannabis .,

      It seems most are upset with the Republic State Dept en
      government imposing as bashing Obama also because money
      and money for prohibition are more conservative “greed”
      and not the ‘liberal’ choice of Free Will and cannabis.

      Republic[en] seem to make alot of money on prohibition.

      What is low quality cannabis and why is it illegal .|.

      It’s known as “ma ri jua na” and [m word] is illegal ,.
      I don’t see another way about it. Cannabis can and we
      hope will be legal when we stop using the ‘dangerous’ :
      drug : schedule of criminality : prohibit{ion} : loco :
      “weed” , mentality about Money and Payment about older
      laws saying prohibition (with the what planet are you)
      from . , . attitude about Lincoln , Truman and Obama .,
      who all seem to support pot recreation and thn Republic
      Govern(ing) tells so-and-so to promote greed lipservice
      to say the President isn’t allowed to promote Free Will
      and then the conservative factoring makes it sound like
      Obama doesn’t support pot with strictures given about :
      not liking [m word] , not wanting dangerous additives ,
      and “stepping up to prohibition” .|. is probably what *
      he said is he will “step up to prohibition” and former
      improper controlling govern~ment changed his commentary
      to what pleases the money conservatives about Bills and
      somewhat counterfeit Greed . !! Lighten Up . B Obama
      is with my opinion the best deal we’ve had on free will
      preventing shadow govern control since before Clinton .

      Look at : : Presidents get a Skull and Bones order to
      falsify control and begin Dept of War former payment .

      There’s been Arab conflict since Contra .,. and Obama
      is taking it back as best he can and ending the former
      travesty about a sort~a Modern Crusade.s . None of us
      should want wartime nor dangerous rallying . So who is
      the best choice for actual intelligent ruling and good
      tidings with World Peace .|. I’d say our dark skin tone
      President is doing better thn anyone recently . . It’s
      the same with the war on drugs . Shadow Govern want to
      not allow free will pot smokin~ and inexpensive economy
      as they give prohibit and war (on drugs) orders and get
      Greed Money for it [from who I'm not sure] So Whatever.

      You want leader to be most aligned to progressive thots
      {thought} and New Age World Peace and manna ecology .,.
      so let not the best man . . . though the Best Leader to
      Pre~side over all what will be Free Will and progress ~
      .ive ecology including New Age organic cannabis peace!!

      Manna Peace . OK[+] ‘m word’ and unnatural dutch strain
      are becoming illegal . . uh ya they already were not a
      legal form of recreation , medicinal or otherwise . . .

      Thanks and Hooray . Good Luck with Manna Peace and Pot.

      _\|/_ ~n ideal manna pot and cannabis and New Age OK{+}

      :-D Bryan . Midwest former activist and Tea Party *

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    38. Michael B says:

      Obama lied to all of us, just to get our votes. It is pretty clear that will not happen again.

      If he can’t count on your vote, the only other course of action is to stop you from voting.

      How can he do that?

      Arrest as many of you as possible on Federal Drug charges.

      You cannot vote if they have made you a Felon.

      You all will be a new kind of citizen. You will not be able to speak your opinion in public, you won’t be able to defend yourself, you will have no say in your rulers(goverment)decinsions. It will become near impossible to get a good job. You will be denied any and all public benefits. No school, no home,they can even take your children from you and put them in foster care.
      If this is what you want, just keep doing the same thing you’ve always done. Bitch and Moan!

      At least the wall street protesters are DOING something.
      We need to join Them. Even if you don’t like their stance. Their getting media coverage. While your waiting around to get arrested. They’ve had their cause in the media more than we ever have.

      We don’t have to join their cause. We need to stand next to them.To show how much all of the people are being completely ignored and abused by a goverment that is not just abusive to it’s own people, but actively promotes and protects companies that are doing the exact same thing. Obusing the American people, however they want, for what ever they want.

      If you think I’m just full of it. OK.

      But you dare not ever forget. America’s shame!
      The unpopular Terrorist attack!!
      May4.ORG

    39. rick says:

      I did not read through all the comments, and this may have been posted earlier, but what about jury nullification?

    40. rick says:

      “Let us all remember who started this crap. A republican named Richard M Nixon in 1972.”

      Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1937

    41. Amy says:

      Reminds me of Nazi’s .. they Know there is benefits to this plant.. Why does the US Government grow it ? I am tired of this Country.. I Support Legalization I support Freedom.. Ron PAUl… please win in 2010 I am voting for you…

    42. Amy says:

      I meant 2012.. How did I type 2010.. LOL

    43. Bryan says:

      Would it be better to vote for a free will President
      or allow Shadow Govern to control all Republic
      concern of voting and national command .|.

      If we want cannabis legally , is it better to give thot
      {thought} to Democratic promise though controlled by a
      false bureaucracy with the available definition : : :

      bu reau cra cy : 1 a : a body of nonelective government
      officials b : an administrative policy-making group ~
      2 : government characterized by specialization of func-
      tions , adherence to fixed rules , and a hierarchy of
      authority 3 : a system of administration marked by
      officialism , red tape , and proliferation [MerrWeb]

      so will Obama want cannabis legally and can’t say it .,
      and will Republican hopefuls be any more promising by
      the affiliation to common bureaucratic controlling gov-
      ernment . He’s doing his best and I don’t see why it
      must be the problem with what Republican independent ~
      would go through if they were associated with Republic.

    44. jules says:

      obama needs big pharma’s money. all candidates need big pharma’s $$. you cant patent a plant. its about money and control. and how will all the border police keep getting their mega pay-offs if they arent fighting marijuana? follow. the. money.

      but we wont know the truth- the masses are asses and conservatives still believe this drug is comparable to heroin (same class, after all, right? ugh). many states trying to revoke/limit MM laws and asking for feds involvement (how much $$ is this costing? whywhywhy spend fed $$ w/ the tanked economy?? ya gotta ask- why? DEA NEEDS pot to be illegal to justify the department? how about that??)

      dispensaries dont sell to kids. street dealers do. dispensaries are smartest thing for taking the weed off the streets, tax it and you’ve got profit for the state.there is a big secret reason they keep this illegal. and its about money. its always about money.

      stoners are typically NOT activists. but that is the only way to bring attention to this insane and contradictory argument about marijuana.if you cant get off the couch, then send an email to your congressperson, and to the white house. and get your friends to send emails. and send every week til we eliminate these arcane laws.

    45. Your Royal HIGHness says:

      wHY DON’T THEY DEVOTE THEIR FOCUS TO THE ESCALATION ON THE WAR ON MURDERERS, RAPISTS, AND HARD DRUGS LIKE HEROIN, METH, AND CRACK? THIS SHOWS HOW BIG OF IDIOTS THE GOVERNMENT REALLY IS. THEY NEED TO BUY A GLASS STOMACH SO THEY DON’T HAVE TO PULL THEIR HEADS OUT OF THEIR ASSES TO SEE THAT MARIJUANA IS A GODSEND AND THEY JUST NEED TO LEAVE IT ALONE. OVER HALF OUR GREAT NATION CANT BE WRONG… DECRIMINALIZATION NOW!!!

    46. Lynda Jones says:

      It is time for we the voters to let Jerry Brown, our State Attorney General, and the majority Democrats know that if they don’t tell Obama/Holder and their crowd to back off they will loose CA in the 2012 election. Do they truely believe we don’t vote?

      Why are they not out screaming bloody murder in defense of the laws we have enacted in this state? They were supportive of us previously, where are they now? Why are they hiding like wounded dogs? What do they know we don’t? Or are they so afraid of Obama/Holder that they will not act?

    47. Lynda Jones says:

      Hey take a look! Obama/Holder and gang give guns to the Mexican Cartel, then go after Legal Cannabis usage and sales in CA. Whose side are these people on anyway?

      Alot of the illegal Cartel money is being used to support Terrorism against the U.S. While alot of Cannabis growers in the last election sent $$$ to Obama’s campaign organization. Yet he wants to put us in jail, while he feeds guns to Mexico. Think about it, it is just a thought!

    48. Lynda Jones says:

      Just one more thought for the day. During which Republican Administration did any President/ or Federal Attorney go after the LEGAL cannibis industry or users as agressively as Obama/Holder? NONE baby NONE! Not Bush 1 or 2. If you voted for or supported Obama in the last campaign, then you deserve what you get.. he is from Chicago kids and they don’t know how to be anything but two faced liars there!

      BTW just so you all know I have degenerative disc disease, arthritis in my pelvis and colitis. The Morphine the doctors were giving me only lasted 2 hours for sleep time then the pain breaks through. Of course they gave me Vicodin or Norco’s for that, but then I was wide awake the rest of the night. Now I take a shot of ticture, or eat a brownie and I sleep right through the pain, and the best part is I am no longer spending $300 a month at the pharmacy. I do not smoke this stuff as no one can make he hack a lung for nothing, but ingesting it has helped me tremondously and I thank The Great One for the ability to grow my own!

    49. Bryan says:

      I don’t agree with you Lynda . When did a Bush help to
      legally procure cannabis .|. My opinion , GW Bush kind
      ~a said he would support Proposition 215 supporting the
      Green Cross standard and then disallowed changing older
      United States Code saying prohibition for payout to the
      Super Govern would allow or disallow state laws Govern~
      ing state’s rights to disseminate and dispense legally.

      Medical cannabis may be legal at state and decrim ideal
      though it won’t be allowed in national U.S.C unless the
      actual rights of Raich vs. State begin ~ending~ bylaws:
      keeping [m word] “ma ri jua na” prohibited as dangerous
      to the Schedule of Potency and instead refer to chemist
      rights to Schedule on Ballot to Organic and Miscible @~
      Standard of Chemical Value to consider cannabis valued:
      To Edible and Miscible Natural and Organic Standards so
      It Will Be Considered Beneficial to Health and Medicine
      as the ‘m word’ standard is what keeps it illegal with:
      Premise the Prohibition Wording of Cannabis as Illegal:
      refers to [m word] : ‘ma ri jua na’ as ‘dangerous among
      miscibility of loco properties of classically unnatural
      cannabis or species cannabe noted with Kingdom England*
      Ruling of Elizabethean 100 Year Council as Brazilian@!!
      Loco Manna and not as efficacy minded nor provoking the
      sanity of nobility who use it for calm mind and Peace’.

      Maybe Obama gets alot of ‘censure’ about ending older *
      Laws of Prohibition though he’s not the one prohibiting
      it or we would not have his administration’s blessing ^
      at D.C. medmana and East Coast medicinal availability .

      Maybe the Powers Being Money and Prohibition Payment .,
      disallow Obama Admin in speeches so he won’t say what :
      I Know He Said is : He , “inhaled , that was the point”
      and GW Bush couldn’t say it and Clinton wouldn’t say it
      so what if Republican Dishonesty affects his wording.,.
      for their Almighty Want of the Dollar uh Prohibition :(

      Did anyone other thn the GW Bush statement about States
      beginning Green Cross show any better progressive thots
      {thoughts} and will you support recreation equivalent :
      when the Midwest States begin Green Smoke with accorded
      promotion of trying National Legality thanks to *Barney
      Frank* and Ron Paul trying to sort out the Natl Ethics.

      Every President gets opposition from false bureaucracy.

      My opinion , Obama’s our most progressive recently . !!

      op po si tion : 2 : the relation between two proposi-
      tions having the same subject and predicate but differ-
      ing in quantity or quality or both 4 b : often cap ::
      a political party opposing and prepared to replace the
      party in power . , . is the opposition at caucus though
      who will take the power to run the govern~ment ecology*
      and health to promote cannabis and Obama is trying .!!.

      Admin : JaH Bless for the new NORML site information :)
      and please allow this comment ‘though oppositional’ as:
      it is written to begin new ideas and Free Will in Peace
      so thanks and hooray !! . Bryan , Green Smoke _\|/_ /~n

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