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Friday, October 07, 2011

U.S. THREATENS TO SHUT MEDICAL POT SHOPS

from wire reports.
San Francisco..
Federal prosecutors have launched a crackdown on some pot dispensaries in California, warning the stores that 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, at least 16 pot shops or their landlords received letters this week stating they are violating federal drug laws, even though medical marijuana is legal in California. The state's four U.S. attorneys were scheduled Friday to announce a broader coordinated crackdown.
Their offices refused Thursday to confirm the closure orders. The Associated Press obtained copies of the letters that a prosecutor sent to at least 12 San Diego dispensaries. They state that federal law "takes precedence over state law and apples regardless of the particular uses for which a dispensary is selling and distributing marijuana."

Them fucking hypocrites..They give with one hand and take with the other..Personally? I think if every single person wrote a letter to the President of the United States..uhh, what was his name again?...Oh yea, President Obama. Seems like part of his platform for running for the presidency a couple years back was legalizing marijuana. Maybe if he thought he might lose some of them votes in Calif. Washington, Oregon, etc. he might step on one of them hands that are reaching out to take away with. just a thought.

9 comments:

Bob said...

Seems to me like a good opportunity for the Republicans/tea party to get good and upset about how this is another instance of the federal government overstepping its bounds and trampling on states rights.

Somehow, though, I think they will remain uncharacteristically silent on this.

One of the people about to be arrested mentioned that he's always declared the income from his shop and paid federal and state taxes on it. With the poor economy now's a funny time to be removing a lucrative source of tax revenues.

(I think the fed is also using the excuse (on top of fed drug laws trumping state laws) that the pot dispensed in these places is not approved by the FDA and they are therefore dispensing untested, non-FDA approved drugs. So - the Department of Justice is really only trying to protect the public.)

Jan said...

I'm watching this with great amusement. What will happen when people vote to make something legal and the feds say you are breaking laws? It's fun to have a ringside seat to all this.

MarkD60 said...

This is why the USA has the right to bear arms.
It is the California Militia's duty to protect it's citizens from the federal government that doesn't respect California State Law.
And I am totally completely 100% serious.

jadedj said...

What Bob said (sorry, I can't remember the short hand way of noting that).

What pisses me off about this shit is (not the shit the shops are selling...the Fed shit), we have so-called religious organizations, and churches, and mega corporations sitting on vast real estate holdings and not paying one Goddamn dime in taxes. And these assholes are going after the mom and pop pot shops. WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON????????? MUTHERFUCKER!

Dark Mother said...

Every time, and I mean EVERY TIME, I've voted I always felt like I was casting a vote for the lesser piece of shit. Even though I loved Obama....I had a feeling underneath all that charisma that he too would be a pretty piece of shit. This pisses me off more than you can imagine.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I love jadedj's rant..think everyone should do a post on these exact 2 subjects...power to the people.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

im with you bob..but that's not going to happen..

heartinhand said...

I could use a joint right now. Shame it makes me paranoid as fuck.

Intense Guy said...

Its really gotten sad/bad and sorry when the local, state, and federal governments start suing each other....

If we are lucky, maybe they will lock all of each other up?