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Old 30-08-2012, 04:18 AM   #1
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You would think this might impact the election but I doubt it. Liberals don't care that Obama sends drones to kill kids and they certainly don't care that he's closing pot dispensaries and damaging the California economy.

"Obama's War On Weed In California: Cannabis Crackdown Has Dire Economic Consequences

SAN FRANCISCO -- It's been less than a year since the Obama administration launched an aggressive crackdown on medical marijuana in California, and the government's actions have already taken a significant toll on the economy.

Since Department of Justice officials announced last October that they would be going after cannabis operations throughout the state, hundreds of dispensaries from San Diego to Yuba County have been forced to shut down. Thousands of employees at said businesses have lost their jobs as a result, and California is losing out on much-needed sales tax revenue.

"The average dispensary employs half a dozen to ten people and has gross revenues on the order of $500,000 to $1 million per year," Dale Gieringer, director of the California chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), told The Huffington Post. "Therefore we are talking about thousands of legal jobs and tens of millions in tax revenues lost."

Though the drug remains illegal under federal law, California became the first state to legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes when voters passed Proposition 215 in 1996. Recent figures released by Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a national coalition dedicated to promoting legal access to the plant, revealed that medical marijuana sales generate upwards of $100 million in annual tax revenues for the state.

California's coffers could certainly benefit from that money. State leaders are struggling to close a foreboding $16 billion budget deficit. Governor Jerry Brown has repeatedly warned that if voters fail to pass his plan to temporarily increase taxes in November, he will be forced to implement severe cuts to schools and public safety services.

But federal officials have plunged ahead with their war on weed, sending threatening letters to dispensaries across the state warning that their storefronts operate too close to parks and schools. Oakland's Harborside Health Center, known as the "nation's largest pot shop," has been targeted for closure simply because it's too big.

Harborside brings in some $20 million each year and employs more than 100 workers. Since Oakland imposes a five percent business tax on cannabis, its shuttering would not only cost the city dozens of jobs, but more than $1 million in potential revenues.

Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag has been seeking information about every dispensary currently open in San Francisco. The city has lost nearly half of its pot shops in the past year -- nine have been forced to close since October. This summer, two dispensaries known for their close-knit communities of patients, The Vapor Room and HopeNet, shut down.

During his time on the campaign trail and shortly after taking office, President Obama and other high-level members of his administration repeatedly stated that they would not go after marijuana operations in states that had legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes. The reasons behind the government's about-face largely remain unclear.

"I can't speak for the Obama administration; I can't speculate," said ASA spokesman Kris Hermes. "The federal government is not giving up and it's absolutely puzzling why they would put so many thousands of patients into harm's way."

Hermes pointed out that many patients have been forced to purchase marijuana using illegal means or simply go without, a plight highlighted in a recent video featuring a variety of regular Harborside customers. "People should be able to benefit from a medicine that is legal under their own state's law," he added.

Obama broke his relative silence on the issue in interview with Rolling Stone in April. "What I specifically said was that we were not going to prioritize prosecutions of persons who are using medical marijuana," the president said. "I never made a commitment that somehow we were going to give carte blanche to large-scale producers and operators of marijuana."

Hermes disagrees that the federal government has only been targeting a specific type of business. "It's an indiscriminate attack. They arent going after dispensaries that are breaking state law; they're investigating all of them," he explained. "They've been pretty effective at intimidating the entire medical marijuana community. Much more so than Bush was during his time in office." "

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Old 30-08-2012, 07:26 AM   #2
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Right down to the most simplist of things such as medical marajuana...maintaining control over all our freedoms will be the basic theme until we change it. The government dominates the world thinking we the people are more foolish then they are and that they can keep their greesy fingers wrapped around our necks. Mother Earth wont have it and neither will the righteous peoples of truth. In 2013, freedom will up-root our ridiculous system. Divine Order will be manifested here...peace
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Old 30-08-2012, 07:57 AM   #3
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Shitt Romney is against medical marijuana to.

Just more proof there is not a dimes worth of difference between romney and obama.

It's just hard for me to understand why anyone would vote for either one of these anti-freedom scumbags?
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Old 30-08-2012, 03:09 PM   #4
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Yet the FDA can pass this?


Marinol (dronabinol) is a man-made form of cannabis (marijuana is an herbal form of cannabis). Dronabinol causes many effects on your central nervous system.

Marinol is used to treat loss of appetite in people with AIDS. It is also used to treat severe nausea and vomiting that is caused by cancer chemotherapy. Marinol is for use only when other medications have been unable to control the nausea and vomiting.

Marinol may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
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Old 31-08-2012, 01:54 AM   #5
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Marinol (dronabinol) is a man-made form of cannabis (marijuana is an herbal form of cannabis). Dronabinol causes many effects on your central nervous system.

Marinol is used to treat loss of appetite in people with AIDS. It is also used to treat severe nausea and vomiting that is caused by cancer chemotherapy. Marinol is for use only when other medications have been unable to control the nausea and vomiting.

Marinol may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Yes, because corporations can make money off of it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:48 PM   #6
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Marinol (dronabinol) is a man-made form of cannabis (marijuana is an herbal form of cannabis). Dronabinol causes many effects on your central nervous system.

Marinol is used to treat loss of appetite in people with AIDS. It is also used to treat severe nausea and vomiting that is caused by cancer chemotherapy. Marinol is for use only when other medications have been unable to control the nausea and vomiting.

Marinol may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

yes with VERY LIMITED USE unlike medical marijuana in herbal form. They will only allow you to have this unless you have the two big diseases that they gave you--AIDS and CANCER!

I have a medical card for pain, but if I tried to get this for pain, I wouldnt be able to get it even with my card.
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Report on MSNBC today says MAry Jane linked to Testicular cancer, Total Farse?


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48969102...-mens_health/#
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48969102...-mens_health/#
This figures since right now the truth about cannabis is starting to spread that it actually kills cancer cells...they are SUCH LIARS! testicle cancer my ass, yeh prevents and destroys it!
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #9
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Right down to the most simplist of things such as medical marajuana...maintaining control over all our freedoms will be the basic theme until we change it. The government dominates the world thinking we the people are more foolish then they are and that they can keep their greesy fingers wrapped around our necks. Mother Earth wont have it and neither will the righteous peoples of truth. In 2013, freedom will up-root our ridiculous system. Divine Order will be manifested here...peace
Yep, absolutely. That's why it isn't really Obama doing this. Obama, like Romney is nothing but a gutless, empty suit who does what he is told by the people who got him elected. No doubt it was made known to him 2 seconds after he took office that if he didn't follow the game plan he could be "taken out" of the game real quick like.

It's just like new members of Congress. Before they even get to see their new offices they have to attend a one-on-one meeting with the senior congressional leaders where they are told that if they ever hope to get any future campaign funds, if they ever hope to get their name on a bill, if they ever hope to do anything or have their voice heard in any way, they will play the game as ordered. Otherwise they will find themselves out on the street, their careers done and their character destroyed.

The system is run by con men from top to bottom, and that's just how they like it.

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:35 AM   #10
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48969102...-mens_health/#
Total crap.

"Links" mean nothing.

But you can expect the mainstream media, which ignores any article about the medical benefits of pot, to saturate the news with this lie. Funny how MSNBC failed to promote the article bwlow, which is based on real science and not links:

Marijuana Fights Cancer and Helps Manage Side Effects, Researchers Find
Sep 6, 2012 4:45 AM EDT
Mounting evidence shows ‘cannabinoids’ in marijuana slow cancer growth, inhibit formation of new blood cells that feed a tumor, and help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...hers-find.html
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Old 14-10-2012, 04:44 PM   #11
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"Obama's Embarrassing Silence on Marijuana
Posted: 09/04/2012 8:26 am

One thing you can bet we won't hear anyone talking about at the Democratic National Convention is marijuana. Nobody will be discussing how bad it is, how good it is or even acknowledging that it exists. Then, at the end of the day, a not-insignificant number of attendees will be getting high at every hotel in Charlotte and bitching about what a buzzkill Mitt Romney is.

It sounds silly to even suggest that marijuana would get a mention at our nation's biggest political showcase. Of course it won't, and I actually agree, in theory, that it shouldn't. But somehow our policymakers have managed to turn this mostly-helpful plant into a massive international fiasco that's becoming increasingly difficult to deal with from one day to the next.

I've heard many democrats address Obama's handling of the marijuana issue by asking, "what do you expect?" and I'm happy to answer them. I expect change. Absent that, I expect an explanation. An explanation is something you ought to have when you're arresting millions of people to protect them from a piece of plant material they put in their own pocket. The billions we spend trying to stop people from relaxing in this particular fashion should be subject to the same scrutiny as any other enormous amount of money our government spends, if not far more.

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Meanwhile, we lead the world in incarceration and we've got a gigantic drug war bloodbath bubbling under our southern border and nobody knows what to do about it. Nobody, that is, except the emerging majority of Americans who believe that marijuana shouldn't be illegal in the first place. Even as the Obama Administration is doing everything it can to alienate supporters of reform, a legalization measure is activating young voters and out-polling the president in a battleground state that might make or break the whole election. To say nothing at all at a time such as this is embarrassing indeed, and reeks of unpreparedness for a discussion that obviously matters a great deal to a great number of people.

Obama knows enough about public relations, and enough about marijuana, that you would think he could explain our current policies to us if any reasonable explanation existed. In that sense, his continued silence speaks volumes."

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Old 14-10-2012, 04:46 PM   #12
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"Despite Terrible Record on Medical Marijuana, Obama Cynically Tries to Appeal to Pot Smokers
By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 4, 2012

President Obama needs young people to turn out to vote for him if he is going to win this November. He also must know by now, since it dominated every online forum geared to younger voters, that one issue young people really care about is reforming our destructive marijuana laws. Yet instead of actually using his powers as President to improve the situation to appeal to these voters, he instead just made a web video with Harold and Kumar. The video heavily implied that the famous duo had recently been smoking pot.

The video might be funny if it was not so appallingly cynical. Despite the “being cool” image Obama is trying to sell with this video, when it comes to marijuana policy, he is the worst recent president; Obama is worse than Clinton or Bush on medical marijuana.

The Obama administration has waged an aggressive multi-agency war on medical marijuana. Under Obama agencies including DEA, IRS, ATF and DOJ have harassed patients, raided dispensaries and even openly threatened public employees to impede their state’s medical marijuana program.


If Obama actually wants to appeal to voters who care about marijuana, instead of appearing in a stupid video, maybe he should try simply being less horrible on the issue. For example Obama could take up the petition several governors have signed to have marijuana rescheduled. At a bare minimum Obama could publicly endorse the idea of medical marijuana. This would be a real symbolic move that should carry zero political risk, since 81 percent of Americans already support medical marijuana.

It would be remarkably easy for Obama to take actions that would prove he would at least be less awful than Mitt Romney on the issue of marijuana, but so far his administration’s behavior has been so bad Obama has failed to even clear that low bar."

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"Penn Jillette: Obama is a Hypocrite on Marijuana. Let the People Go!

Daniel Honan on May 22, 2012, 10:24 AM
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Penn Jillette has his vices. Jillette, the speaking side of the comic duo Penn and Teller, lives in sin city, after all, and has had the occasion to gamble on the Vegas strip.

When it comes to drugs and alcohol, however, Jillette often speaks about how he has never had "one sip of wine," nor has he taken "a puff" of marijuana. And yet, Jillette put one of his well-known vices on display recently when he exercised his famously foul mouth in an epic rant against President Obama's position on marijuana.

Sounding off on his show, "Penn's Sunday School," Jillette called Obama's position "beyond hypocrisy." He said:

Do we believe, even for a second, that if Obama had been busted for marijuana -- under the laws that he condones -- would his life have been better? If Obama had been caught with the marijuana that he says he uses, and 'maybe a little blow'... if he had been busted under his laws, he would have done hard f*cking time. And if he had done time in prison, time in federal prison, time for his 'weed' and 'a little blow,' he would not be President of the United States of America. He would not have gone to his fancy-a** college, he would not have sold books that sold millions and millions of copies and made millions and millions of dollars, he would not have a beautiful, smart wife, he would not have a great job. He would have been in f*cking prison, and it's not a god damn joke. People who smoke marijuana must be set free. It is insane to lock people up."

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Old 14-10-2012, 04:59 PM   #14
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Fuck the weed - your secret sections of Government/CIA - make a packet on cocaine alone!!
Adding to that - ET's can't understand why Human beings are, "asleep!" The only way that you can maintain control over your people - is if they are, "asleep" - and unaware! It's well known that weed - contributes to, "awakening" the Human mind!!
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Report on MSNBC today says MAry Jane linked to Testicular cancer, Total Farse?


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48969102...-mens_health/#
Smoking any thing makes the blood more acidic which raises the chance of cancer.
So does eating most food stuffs especially meat..so by their rational macdonals for example should be banned and the corporation have their assets seized and the whole lot of them workers and share holders alike thrown to the work camps.
And every cow farmer too for that matter.
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Not only is there an Embarrassing Silence on Marijuana, but not one mention in the debates of the one thing that would fix all our problems.

Possibly bigger than the Federal Reserve issue

WTF are all the items in the stores marked "Made in China"

Has any candidate addressed this? Why are all our jobs over in China, that manufacturing has been completely gutted from the economy

None of these off-shored corporations pay a dime in taxes. The poor are not paying the taxes, its the middle class. They are being annihilated.

Hard to believe Obummer has defected from the Choom Gang
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