Obama plans to arrest state medical marijuana workers

(Stephen C. Webster, The Raw Story, May 4, 2011 )
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A recent letter from the Department of Justice (DOJ), threatening state employees in charge of implmenting medical marijuana laws with prosecution, has forced some governors to re-evaluate and even veto popular legislation — all seemingly in violation of what the medical marijauana community thought was a cease-fire with the federal government. . . . Ultimately, the administration’s confusing legal position has led to a stagnation of medical marijuana reform efforts, with some states simply deciding it’s not worth the risk. . . . It also represents a significant change in momentum for the prohibition reform movement as a whole, and one that’s taken them almost entirely by surprise. . . . Meanwhile, the DOJ’s letters are expected in other states too, posing a sobering argument that if governors are wary of waging legal battles with the feds to keep their employees out of jail, they should instead keep them far away from any and all private producers of medical marijuana. . . . But it’s not just state workers who DOJ is currently targeting in its efforts to end the sale of marijuana for medical uses. As previously reported [9], the DOJ is coming after licensed growers and dispensaries with a very old tool: the tax code. . . . NORMAL’s executive director St. Pierre told Raw Story that this marked a change in tactics for the Justice Department. . . . Chasing after medical marijuana dispensaries not with SWAT teams, but with tax attorneys [9], he said, was “like what they did to Al Capone” and represented a significant change in tactics for the DOJ.

ALSO SEE: What’s Up With Obama’s Cynical Approach to Medical Marijuana?
The Obama administration has attacked medical-marijuana providers on several fronts. Since January 2010, it has staged more than 90 raids on dispensaries and growers, according to figures collected by the patient-advocacy group Americans for Safe Access. That represents a pace double the Bush administration’s, says ASA spokesperson Kris Hermes.


Below is a video of Obama in 2008 telling one of the lies that caused people to vote for him, myself included. I would rather not vote in 2012 than to ever give this turncoat another vote of mine.

Around 2 minutes and 10 seconds into this interview Obama says, “What I’m not going to be doing is using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue [medical marijuana].” From the article above it is obvious that he was lying. So remember that if you vote for him in 2012 just because he is the lesser of two evils, you are voting for a lier.

2 Comments »

  1. Johnny Anonomous Said,

    May 7, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    The Arrogance of Authority

    A DEA officer stopped at a ranch in Texas , and talked with an old rancher.

    He told the rancher, “I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs.”

    The rancher said, “Okay , but don’t go in that field over there…..”, as he pointed out the location.

    The DEA officer verbally exploded saying, ” Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me !”

    Reaching into his rear pants pocket, he removed his badge and proudly displayed it to the rancher.

    “See this badge?! This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish…. On any land !!

    No questions asked or answers given!! Have I made myself clear……do you understand ?!!”

    The rancher nodded politely, apologized, and went about his chores.

    A short time later, the old rancher heard loud screams, looked up, and saw the DEA officer running for his life, being chased by the rancher’s big Santa Gertrudis bull……

    With every step the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it seemed likely that he’d sure enough get gored before he reached safety. The officer was clearly terrified.

    The rancher threw down his tools, ran to the fence and yelled at the top of his lungs…..

    (I just love this part….)

    “Your badge, show him your BADGE……..!!”

  2. Johnny Anonomous Said,

    May 7, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    Thanks for you blog and podcasts Lorenzo, a mirror of experiences in the world today.

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