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Old 05-05-2013, 06:45 PM   Topic Starter
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To hell with your votes, sheeple. /Obama

I know it's not just Obama. He's just a puppet for a bigger force.

Whatever. He still says, **** your votes people! The people voted. The government says, **** your votes. That's not very democratic is it? That's more of a dictatorship if you ask me.

It's pretty scary the police state is so present now that legally operating businesses are being raided.

Everytime Obama says **** your votes. I'm posting it here. Think about all of those tax dollars being spent to raid legally operating businesses over a plant that helps people.

This is a great example of why your votes do not matter one bit. Only the elite has a say in anything.


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Cease-and-desist letters were sent to 11 Seattle-area pot dispensaries because they are within 1,000 feet of schools or other prohibited areas, according to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The DEA would not identify the businesses or their precise locations.

Despite Washington state’s new legal recreational-pot law, enacted by voter-approved Initiative 502, all forms of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A policy statement from the Obama administration is supposedly coming on the new legal-pot laws in Colorado and Washington.

DEA spokeswoman Jodie Underwood said the 11 dispensaries received the same letters that went to 23 local dispensaries last August. She said the letters, dated April 29, did not have implications for Washington’s and Colorado’s new laws.

“DEA enforces federal drug laws, and these letters have nothing to do with any pending legislation or state law. The ballot initiatives in both states are under review by DOJ (the Department of Justice),” she said.

John Davis, a local dispensary owner who did not receive a DEA letter, has a different take. Davis contends the DEA did not send letters to some dispensaries with “egregious proximity to schools, playgrounds and child care.”

He believes the crackdown is related to the new recreational-pot laws.

The federal government “sees too much money and the whole looming specter of recreational cannabis going down,” Davis said. “It has more to do with keeping investors’ enthusiasm under control than any proximity” to schools, he said.

There appears to be investor enthusiasm. Medical Marijuana Daily, an industry journal, reports that a Delaware-based private-equity firm has created a $250 million fund to offer loans and credit to marijuana-related businesses with interest rates from 15 to 28 percent — because of the risky nature of the industry.

The DEA letters warned dispensary operators and landlords that the pot businesses appear to be within 1,000 feet of a prohibited area, which tend to be places such as schools and playgrounds frequented by youngsters. The DEA told recipients of the letters to stop distributing marijuana within 30 days or face property seizure and forfeiture.

“As we continue to identify locations, additional letters will be sent out,” Underwood said.

Underwood said the federal government doesn’t have the resources to go after every medical-marijuana business, so it focuses on high-priority areas such as those near schools.

The DEA sent letters to 63 dispensaries in California’s Orange County last week. But a Department of Justice spokesman and California marijuana activists saw those actions as part of a continuing crackdown in Orange County rather than a signal of new federal policy in Colorado and Washington.

Last week a DOJ spokeswoman in Washington, D.C., responded to questions about legal pot with a terse statement: “The legalization initiatives in Washington and Colorado are still under review by the Department.”

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Old 05-05-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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Duh....everyone knows that legal dispensaries take jobs away from street dealers! It's job preservation that's going on here!
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:06 PM   #3
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Duh....everyone knows that legal dispensaries take jobs away from street dealers! It's job preservation that's going on here!
Yup, and it drives prices down.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:53 AM   #4
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Duh....everyone knows that legal dispensaries take jobs away from street dealers! It's job preservation that's going on here!
Yeah - and Obama is more interested in helping those too stupid to do anything legally...
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:14 AM   #5
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:35 PM   #6
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if they use school perimeters as a basis to keep dispensaries away why not hold the same standard to gas stations that sell alcohol/cigs and pawn shops that sell guns? I can count a shit load of gas stations and pawn shops in walking distance from schools in my area.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
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if they use school perimeters as a basis to keep dispensaries away why not hold the same standard to gas stations that sell alcohol/cigs and pawn shops that sell guns? I can count a shit load of gas stations and pawn shops in walking distance from schools in my area.
See the school enhancement for illegal sales at least makes some since...because if you're selling near a school you're likely selling TO people at schools.

School enhancement for a dispensary makes zero since because they are clearly NOT selling to students..and if for some reason the patients are then bust those patients....
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It's pretty scary the police state is so present now that legally operating businesses are being raided.
Which business was raided?
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:39 PM   #9
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Feds Threaten Medical Pot Dispensaries with 40-Year Sentences

A lawful San Jose dispensary has been ordered to vacate in latest federal crackdown to challenge state laws.

April 30, 2013


In the latest act in the ongoing drama pitting federal drug laws against state legislation permitting the sale of marijuana, a U.S. Attorney is threatening the landlords housing medical marijuana dispensaries with 40 years in federal prison. After ballot measures legalizing the sale and possession of recreational use pot passed in Colorado and Washington state, we wondered whether Obama’s second term would see the beginning of the end of the federal war on drugs.

But as the San Jose crackdown among others suggests, the Justice Department will not be backing down. In January, South California medical marijuana dispensary operator, Aaron Sandusky, was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for running a business deemed legal in his state since California legalized marijuana for qualified patients, caregivers, and collectives in 1996 and 2003.

Now, as the East Bay Express reported, “a new round of actions against lawful medical cannabis dispensaries in the South Bay” has begun following crackdowns in 2011:

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In October 2011, Haag and three other US Attorneys declared war on California’s estimated $1.3 billion medical marijuana industry, threatening hundreds of landlords with forfeiture. Hundreds of dispensaries across the state moved or closed. Haag is attempting to seize Harborside Health Center in Oakland, as well as its sister club in San Jose.

Last year, California Gov. Jerry Brown asked the feds to call off their crackdown, saying California didn’t need “federal gendarmes” kicking in the doors of lawful businesses. In January, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano told a San Francisco crowd that Haag had “gone rogue,” adding, “I’m sorry a house fell on her sister,” alluding to the wicked witch in The Wizard of Oz. Last week, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom called for decriminalizing, regulating, and taxing California’s multi-billion dollar marijuana industry.
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U.S. Attorney is threatening the landlords housing medical marijuana dispensaries with 40 years in federal prison.
You see I wouldn't be incredibly against this if they weren't doing this....you want to go after the people running the dispensaries. Fine give them their day in court and we'll see where it goes. If you want to practice terroristic tactics and threaten everyone who rents to them, etc so that you run all of them out of business based upon instilling fear upon any who would work with them is excessive. Frankly the US attorney's need to be brought up on RICO charges but who would try them? At this point they are acting little better than common thugs.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:11 AM   #11
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according to this man, weed saved his life.

According to our government. He deserves prison time.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:39 AM   #12
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according to this man, weed saved his life.

According to our government. He deserves prison time.
According to this dude at the bus stop yesterday, weed gives him X-ray vision and invulnerability to bullets....
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:43 AM   #13
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According to this dude at the bus stop yesterday, weed gives him X-ray vision and invulnerability to bullets....
Thats not weed. thats ,that K-5 bullshit. Bad bad stuff Fish.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:52 AM   #14
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According to this dude at the bus stop yesterday, weed gives him X-ray vision and invulnerability to bullets....
I know it's frightening for people to think that the government has held weed down because of it's positives, not because of it's negatives, if there are any.

But lots of people are curing their own cancer with cannabis oil. It's quite amazing what this plant can do. But that's why the feds want it kept down. Having free and effective medicine is bad for them. Not to mention the hundreds of other great uses that this plant could bring to the table.

It's not something that you are going to see on fox news though. They don't want people knowing about this. But unfortunately, if it's not of fox news it's not real to most. Or CBS news if you are a follower of the other side.

Illegal because it can help people. That's disgusting to me.
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I know it's frightening for people to think that the government has held weed down because of it's positives, not because of it's negatives, if there are any.

But lots of people are curing their own cancer with cannabis oil. It's quite amazing what this plant can do. But that's why the feds want it kept down. Having free and effective medicine is bad for them. Not to mention the hundreds of other great uses that this plant could bring to the table.

It's not something that you are going to see on fox news though. They don't want people knowing about this. But unfortunately, if it's not of fox news it's not real to most. Or CBS news if you are a follower of the other side.

Illegal because it can help people. That's disgusting to me.
You're so full of shit...

Weed is definitely amazing, and has many positive uses. But curing cancer is not one of them. It's illegal because the "War on drugs" is big business.
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