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Dear Media, Please Ask Obama to Explain His Escalating War on Medical Marijuana

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Monday morning's DEA raid of Oaksterdam University is making major headlines, but there's one detail missing from the coverage: why the f#$k is Obama at War with Medical Marijuana in the first place? Seriously, why is any of this even happening at all?

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Kit B (276)
Monday April 9, 2012, 6:52 pm

Monday morning's DEA raid of Oaksterdam University is making major headlines, but there's one detail missing from the coverage: why the f#$k is Obama at War with Medical Marijuana in the first place? Seriously, why is any of this even happening at all?

Under this administration, the idea of raiding state-approved medical marijuana facilities went from being "not a good use of our resources," to being a very popular pastime among federal police and prosecutors. They've been going completely berserk for the better part of a year now, and while they weren't exactly diplomatic before that, they've been acting lately like they won some kind of drug war lottery and are trying to spend all the money before they die.

Raiding Richard Lee is arguably the most audacious play the feds have ever made in the War on Medical Marijuana for a few reasons. He's in a wheelchair and exemplifies the image of a legitimate medical marijuana patient/provider. He runs a school that promotes professionalism in the medical cannabis industry. And most importantly, he was the driving force behind the Prop 19 campaign that nearly legalized marijuana in California.

by Scott Morgan, Stop the Drug

Posted in: Marijuana Industry, Medical Marijuana

Kit B (276)
Monday April 9, 2012, 7:07 pm

I must give full credit to MJ M, without his vast resources on this topic I would not have found this information.

Susanne R (234)
Monday April 9, 2012, 9:40 pm
And I hope we do get an answer. With all the problems we have to deal with in this country, raiding state-approved medical marijuana facilities should not be near the top of the list.

Thanks to Kit and MJ M for obtaining and posting this article.

Vallee R (280)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 1:13 pm
We have many medical marijuana clinics in CO - it takes away the control from the government - that easy

Kit B (276)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 1:16 pm

Well Val, the trouble is many of the state legal clinics are being raided by the DEA, so it doesn't really take control from the Federal government. Obama said this would not happen, so why is it still happening?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 2:56 pm
As I understand it, President Obama’s campaign theme this time around will be ‘Fairness’. My question would be, to who, the Medical Cannabis patients in 16 States that count on the relief they get from this medicine, or the distillers that promote their poison all over the world?

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 3:01 pm
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Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 3:11 pm
Isn't it strange that the President would invite combatants to the White House to drink beer, a substance that causes more violence than any other substance on earth, while continuing to lock up and demonize cannabis users for using a substance that is responsible for introspective thought, peace, love and well being?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 3:18 pm
President Obama, Fairness my ass!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 3:32 pm
Cannabis as a Substitute for Alcohol

'More and more people are finding themselves able to kick sometimes long-term, damaging and expensive alcohol habits without any of the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal which normally comes with long-term addictions, and they are doing it thanks to cannabis.'


mar l ene dinkins (264)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 3:38 pm
noted am not care about politics the whole hting is crap!!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 4:14 pm
Marlene, this issue goes far beyond politics and right to the heart of Justice.

Melody Long (1)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 4:32 pm
It is a natural herb and medicine, just like hemp. They both have their uses.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 5:18 pm
why would they be raiding a state - a - proved medical place when there are more important crimes to solve talk about a waste of time and money

Kathy Javens (104)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 9:25 pm
This is something we need. Why are they being such dumba***s and not realizing the benefits of cannabis?

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 12:39 am

wendy webber (28)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 1:42 am
Some times I think it keeps those fed. people employed.Does not make a lick of sense to me.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 12:58 pm
Just another promise our President has broken: after all, it was candidate Obama who promised to end federal persecution of med-pot clinics, dispensaries, and patients in med-pot states. This is the clearest illustration of what is wrong with the two party system: the American people are always forced to choose the lesser of two mediocrities. Thus, no politician really ever has to be held accountalbe for broken promises.

However, there is real hope this election year. This November, thirty states will have initiatives on the ballot to decriminalize marijuana and/or medical marijuana. Eight states will have initiatives on the ballot to fully legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for responsible adult consumption. No matter how discouraged our political system has made us all; we must go VOTE this year.

Tim L (86)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 1:15 pm
We need to keep pressure on congress. They're the only ones who change the assine laws. President Obama really has nothing to do with it, but anything is a good enough excuse for the anti-Obama crowd to beat up on the President.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 2:07 pm
As someone who voted for Obama and was quite happy to see him get elected, I don't think offering valid criticism automatically ranks one as "anti-Obama."

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 2:29 pm
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Dotti L (85)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 3:13 pm
I am very disappointed, but will still vote for President Obama.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 4:07 pm
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Kit B (276)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 4:38 pm

The problem I see it, once power is taken or given to a government it is not in the nature of government to return that power to the people. The solution then can only be a form of revolution. We do not suffer from numerous small problems, we suffer from numerous invasive and destructive problems. The only way for people to reverse the negative affect of invasive government is to come together in unity and fight back. Therein lies the real problem, THEY have lain the bait and the suckers are eating it up, we can't come together because we (the suckers) actually believe THEY are acting in our own best interest. No, THEY only act for the best interest of themselves and those THEY represent, and it sure ain't the average citizen.

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 5:25 pm
Thanks, Kit. I followed the links and took action,although I'm not sure if they're all "current."

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 5:47 pm
The explanation is that Obummer is a libtard idiot, and whoever is using him as a sock puppet (Biden? Reid? Pelosi? Holder?) is the actual hypocrite trashing medical pot with fraudulent DEA raids. Abolish the DEA and we'll eliminate half the problem; abolish the Democrat party and another 30% will go away. The last 20% would require banishing all current major party influence, leaving us with all new political parties and politicians, which would improve a lot of other things too!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 6:05 pm

the Drug Czar is Required by Law to Lie

'Most people know that the “drug czar” — the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) — is an advocate for the government position regarding the drug war. But not everyone knows that he and his office are mandated to tell lies as part of their Congressional authorization.'

'Now, let’s take as a simple example, the issue of medical marijuana. If the government finds that marijuana Has “currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States” or “accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision,” then by law, marijuana cannot remain in Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act, which would immediately legalize it for medical purposes.

But by law, the drug czar must oppose any attempt to legalize the use (in any form).

Therefore, despite the fact that there is extensive evidence of medical marijuana’s safety and effectiveness (including the fact that even the federal government supplies it to patients), and clearly the drug czar would know about all this information, he is required by law to lie about it.

'The job description also means that since he must oppose any attempt to legalize, he has no choice but declare that the drug war is working, that legalization would fail, etc., regardless of any… facts.'

There’s something horribly, treasonously wrong in a country of the people, by the people and for the people, where the government functions by lying to the people. Why aren't we all screaming in the streets how wrong this is? As the truth is learned about Cannabis and the lies exposed, treasonous doesn't begin to describe what is happening in the name of the so called drug war. This ONDCP policy spits in the face of ALL Americans, each and every day, just to protect the profits of those that are threatened by RE-legalization of one of earth's most beneficial plants. All at the expense of the planet and everyone one of it's inhabitants.
Treasonous, at least. More correctly, a crime against nature AND humanity.

We can stop this crime, and we will.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 6:08 pm

Thanks again MJ - always informative.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 6:27 pm
Fred, the fact that you didn’t mention tossing the Republican Party in the trash compacter with the rest of them, tells me that you really don’t have a clue and are just a distraction to what needs to be done. It was the likes of you that have used the fear mongering threat of 'soft on crime' that has us where we are today.
‘libtard idiot’? Does that make you, a conservatard idiot? Your profile declaration that you would ‘scrap all gun laws’ sure points in that direction. Something tells me you’re mourning the arrest of Zimmerman today.

Rachel k (9)
Thursday April 12, 2012, 12:48 pm
Legalization! Marijuana is less harmful in some studies than alcohol, and it's a natural plant!

kathy P (483)
Friday April 13, 2012, 10:32 pm
Noted. Thank you
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