Obama’s war, come on ? The war against marijuana goes back to the reefer madness era of the late 20′ s and early 30′s after the corporate elite discovered hemp was a threat to industrial economic commerce in medicine, paper manufacturing, oils, the fabric industry and countless other uses. In the late 80′s the Reagan administration backed by former CIA Director George Bush Sr., launched the real war on drugs, instead of fighting to eradicate drugs they took controlling interests of the illegal drug trade they’ve been profiting from the sales ever since.
The decriminalization of marijuana has had tough fight in the U.S. over the last decade as more and more states pass medical marijuana laws, the Feds still have a serious problem respecting the new laws and the rights of the citizens who voted to pass decriminalization referendums. Here in Hawaii, one of the first states to decriminalize marijuana they don’t have dispensaries, instead they allow individuals to become legal “caretakers” if they jump through all the right hoops and be sure to pay tax’s from the sales. What’s really sad about this is how thousands of people played fair by complying with state laws to sign-up and pay for a “medical marijuana” card allowing them to legally carry, consume or grow marijuana. Then the Fed turns around and violates state laws once or twice a year, by seizing the list of people who signed-up for cards and proceeding to launch helicopter raids on targeted people and their distribution networks ~ targeted people were naturally the ones with the largest distribution networks. The Feds claim it’s their right to trump state laws, right.
The Feds/DEA are better likened to a rogue operation loosely connected to the U.S. government, which begs the question how much control does Obama really have over the Fed’s in these matters? The illegal drug trade falls under the territory of the Bush cabal and it’s vested interests in controlling the flow of illegal drugs, as a means to launder money and fund black ops projects. The rise of medical marijuana dispensary’s has garnered a large enough market share from the cabal’s illegal distribution networks, that the Feds are now resorting to desperate measures to maintain a foothold on profits from the illegal drug market. If anyone thinks Romney is a better choice on this matter, think again. Mitt serves the same puppetmaster’s as Obama does, only worse. Mitt’s a born and bred prostitute the corporate elites interests ~ he’s one of them by birthright.
Here’s an informative video on the uses of hemp, you’ll have to follow the link below because I’m having difficulty posting hemp related material today….
VIDEO: The Power of Hemp
The federal government is moving to shut down the nation’s largest and highest-profile medical marijuana dispensary operation, filing papers to seize properties in Oakland and San Jose where Harborside Health Center does business.
Copies of the federal Complaint for Forfeiture were taped to the front doors of the two dispensaries Tuesday, alleging that they were “operating in violation of federal law.”
Medical marijuana advocates, as well as some state and local officials, decried the action, saying it hurts patients in legitimate need of the drug and breaks repeated promises by President Obama‘s Justice Department that it was targeting only operations near schools and parks or otherwise in violation of the state’s laws. [LA Times]
They’re not even pretending it’s about state law anymore. Harborside has a permit from the City of Oakland and pays millions in taxes to the state of California. They’ve been covered extensively in the press, and featured on the Discovery Channel program “Weed Wars”. Everyone knows exactly what goes on inside Harborside because we’ve seen it with our own eyes: they provide high-quality medical cannabis and other services to qualified patients. This is the definition of a legal and well-regulated medical marijuana dispensary.
So how are the feds justifying their attempt to shut down the most responsible business in the industry? They are claiming, I kid you not, that it’s just too successful:
I now find the need to consider actions regarding marijuana superstores such as Harborside. The larger the operation, the greater the likelihood that there will be abuse of the state’s medical marijuana laws, and marijuana in the hands of individuals who do not have a demonstrated medical need. – U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag
This is beyond outrageous and it flies in the face of even the most recent excuses put forward by the Attorney General and the President himself when attempting to justify their escalating war on medical marijuana.
By targeting Harborside solely on the basis of its reputation as the nation’s “biggest” medical marijuana provider, DOJ forgets something rather important: it’s the biggest because it’s the best. Harborside is a model of safe, secure, patient-oriented medical marijuana services. It’s also a model of legal compliance, and any effort to shut its doors simply obliterates the Attorney General’s recent claims that DOJ is merely upholding local laws. He really should stop saying that.
It boggles the mind to imagine what sort of perverted logic is driving Obama’s vicious assault on a voting block that helped elect him four years ago. What little the President has said on the matter in recent months is now even more obviously false, and if it isn’t about upholding state laws, then the question of the Administration’s true agenda is something about which we can only speculate. It isn’t winning him any votes, that’s for sure.
Today, anyone who’s tried to make excuses for Obama’s horrible handling of all this should just stop. Anyone who says this President is secretly a friend of the marijuana reform movement should close their mouth. Anyone who’s claimed that “they’re only busting bad dispensaries” can cut the crap. This is a war. It’s Obama’s war. And to my friends who are too afraid of Mitt Romney right now to criticize Obama, I say you’re making our President more dangerous by meeting his mistakes with silence.
If you don’t want Obama to destroy medical marijuana in America, this would be a good time to speak up about it.