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Feds target pot dispensaries

  1. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    APNewsBreak: Feds target pot dispensaries
    By LISA LEFF - Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors have launched a crackdown on pot dispensaries in California, warning the stores they must shut down in 45 days or face criminal charges and confiscation of their property even if they are operating legally under the state's 15-year-old medical marijuana law.
    In an escalation of the ongoing conflict between the U.S. government and the nation's burgeoning medical marijuana industry, California's four U.S. attorneys sent letters Wednesday and Thursday notifying at least 16 pot shops or their landlords that they are violating federal drug laws, even though medical marijuana is legal in California
    http://news.yahoo.com/apnewsbreak-feds- … 53739.html
    well it was bound to happen I guess...lot sof people jumping on the pot band wagon makes the Feds nervous..

  2. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    From May. Seems to be the Feds favorite past time. smile

    http://mosthi.com/marijuana-activists-c … j-threats/

    I wonder which Fed website will be crashed this time.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    And so much for the 10th amendment...

    "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

  4. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    There's seems to be a lot of confusion here...the Feds are stepping on the toes of the State leaders who are legally within their right to make up their laws about selling it..so who will win this battle?roll

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The one with the most guns.

  5. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    States vs Feds? States are going to win this battle.

  6. lovemychris profile image59
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    "The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill Thursday that would make it a federal crime for U.S. residents to discuss or plan activities on foreign soil that, if carried out in the U.S., would violate the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) — even if the planned activities are legal in the countries where they’re carried out. The new law, sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) allows prosecutors to bring conspiracy charges against anyone who discusses, plans or advises someone else to engage in any activity that violates the CSA, the massive federal law that prohibits drugs like marijuana and strictly regulates prescription medication.

    “Under this bill, if a young couple plans a wedding in Amsterdam, and as part of the wedding, they plan to buy the bridal party some marijuana, they would be subject to prosecution,” said Bill Piper, director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which advocates for reforming the country’s drug laws. “The strange thing is that the purchase of and smoking the marijuana while you’re there wouldn’t be illegal. But this law would make planning the wedding from the U.S. a federal crime.”

    It's here: the thought-crime police. Speilberg movie starring Tom Cruise years ago.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Now that's absurd.

  7. profile image0
    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    It is glaringly obvious the feds have two much time on their hands with nothing to do. Time to cut back on government; until such time as they can occupy themselves full time with more worthy pursuits.

  8. Evan G Rogers profile image76
    Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago

    IF you're upset about this, vote for Ron Paul.

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      Emile Rposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've got to ask. Does he pay you?

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image76
        Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        No - I'm just passionate against tyranny.

        It's just amazing to hear people on these forums say things like: "We need to bring our troops home", "The economy's in a mess", "Both parties are liars and the same", "we need to legalize drugs"...

        ... and then say something like "Ron Paul's a nut-job".

        You agree with 85% of what he says, but because people tell you he's crazy, you ignore him and vote for the guy you don't agree with at all.

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          Emile Rposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Well, I hope your passion isn't disappointed as mine has been over the years. Believing in a candidate, only to find out they are more of the same once they get in office.

        2. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I don't think he's a nut job, at all. When I first heard him speak, I actually thought that he was a Democrat.(excuse my ignorance of who's who in US politics) Without bringing this down to a left and right thing, to me at least, he appears to have quite a left wing stance on some issues, I'm thinking specifically of his anti-war stance. I think the problem is that that would not bode well with his party, and is even less likely to attract donations, or be popular with the right wing media.

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      After a couple more bong hits, I'll be ready to.  Otherwise, I'll vote for one of the candidates who is not coo-coo for Cocoa-Puffs

  9. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Ron Paul
    Now THAT'S funny. smile

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image76
      Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's my desktop background image.

  10. ahorseback profile image60
    ahorsebackposted 6 years ago

    Okay , I promise if you vote for me ,  a doobie in every set of lips , and a med card for pot for every child.........Okay .....does anyone get it?

  11. MikeNV profile image82
    MikeNVposted 6 years ago

    Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Each year, an estimated 443,000 people die prematurely from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, and another 8.6 million live with a serious illness caused by smoking. Despite these risks, approximately 46.6 million U.S. adults smoke cigarettes.

        * Number of alcoholic liver disease deaths: 14,406
        * Number of alcohol-induced deaths, excluding accidents and homicides: 23,199
    source:  Center for Disease Control


    Number of confirmed deaths from Pharmaceutical Drugs per year  100,000
    Number of deaths from Peanut Allergy 100

    Number of deaths from smoking marijuana ZERO

    You can turn on the evening news and nearly every night see the death tool from Alcohol, Cigarettes, etc.

    Have you ever seen a news story where someone died as a result of smoking marijuana?

    1. SandyMcCollum profile image67
      SandyMcCollumposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      MikeNV, why are you always arguing on this topic? Nobody's saying marijuana should/shouldn't be legalized here, or that it causes death or crime. We're talking about the feds over-ruling the states' laws and raiding dispensaries, and what the possible outcome may be.

      Personally, I think the feds need something else to do. If the states allow it, the feds shouldn't be able to walk in and make arrests. My doctor told me that one of their doctors prescribed marijuana in Oregon's early medical marijuana days, and the feds arrested him, so they don't prescribe it even if they think it's the best medicine for the patient. That's sad.

      I hope the feds don't continue this, it really screws things up for people when their pharmacy gets raided!

      1. MikeNV profile image82
        MikeNVposted 6 years agoin reply to this


        Because I have personally watched people DIE and ROT from Cancer when this Drug can help they that's why.

        Until you have sat right next to a person who for no reason suddenly starts sweating profusely and shaking and suffering you can't get it.

        Until you can see a man one day and know he died the next you don't get it.

        Until you witness a woman go blind from cancer and get hauled to the hospital and die two hours later you can't get it.

        That's why.

  12. L.L. Woodard profile image76
    L.L. Woodardposted 6 years ago

    I had thought the Obama administration was taking a hands-off approach to states with medical marijuana laws. Obviously not, as I read not long ago that the Feds cracked down on dispensaries in Montana, and now this with California.

    People who are concerned about this, myself included, need to act now by writing letters or making phone calls to the White House. Talking about presidential candidates means first waiting for the election and then seeing who wins.

    Currently Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) has introduced House Bill 2306 that would mandate the federal government take a back seat to state's rights in regard to marijuana and that the drug be taken off the Controlled Substances list.

    I've written my representative to the House about my feelings on this issue; he replied that while he appreciated my interest, he would be voting no on this because he "knows" marijuana has no medical purpose and is a dangerous substance. (Oklahoma is a Bible Belt state, my representative a conservative Republican.)

  13. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 6 years ago

    Silly. Let them have their pot. I've never seen what the big deal was in the first place.

  14. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Legalize pot!! Free up our police forces to combat REAL crimes.

  15. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    The perceived problem with pot is that it is anti-progressive. People tend become appreciative of the present rather than try to change it. It is incompatible with a good work force, and the pursuit of a great many things.