Last Friday, the Committee to Regulate Marijuana Like Wine signed a contract with Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) to conduct a poll of our initiative. On Tuesday, January 31st, this campaign will be releasing the results of that poll. … Continue reading
Last June the Supreme Court rendered a stunning 9-0 decision in Bond v. United States that has enormous implications for limiting the enforcement of Federal drug laws. The key to understanding Bond, which reviewed the authority of the Federal government to … Continue reading
Thanks to our partners, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, who donated a booth for our volunteer petitioners, we made a noticeable impact at the Kush Expo in Anaheim last weekend. Not counting the doctor there providing exams, we were, by far, … Continue reading
The lawsuits were filed Friday and Monday against U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, Drug Enforcement Administration head Michele Leonhart and each of the four federal prosecutors, including U.S. Atty. Andre Birotte Jr. in Los Angeles. Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for Birotte and the Justice Department, said he could not comment on the lawsuits.
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"We saw this coming," Steve Kubby told us of the tougher stance by the Obama Justice Department.
Mr. Kubby was a co-author of Prop. 215, and has used medical marijuana for more than 25 years to keep in remission an otherwise fatal form of adrenal cancer.
Mr. Kubby disputes a 2005 Supreme Court decision, Gonzales vs. Raich, green-lighting a federal ban on medical marijuana on the basis of the Constitution's interstate commerce clause.
He cites the 10th Amendment, which stipulates, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Given that medical marijuana is not mentioned in the Constitution, therefore, its regulation by the states is permitted, he contends. Continue reading
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Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson issued the following statement:
"DOJ and the Administration have better things to do than mount an assault on medical marijuana dispensaries in California that are legal under state law.
"Regardless of one’s view of medical marijuana, Americans who believe in states’ rights should be extremely disturbed that the federal government is in the process of shutting down businesses, threatening criminal charges and confiscating the property of small businesses operating under good faith according to state law...
"It’s time for the Feds to just admit that their law is just wrong, and let the states decide for themselves how they want to handle the issue of medical marijuana." Continue reading
in light of the Obama administration's crackdown, the next step in California is to pass an initiative in which the state "opts out of the Controlled Substances Act," the federal law under which the government is acting, effectively legalizing marijuana. He is working on the initiative with attorney Bill McPike and retired Orange County judge Jim Gray.
We mentioned this strategy to Mr. Miron. He said the Supreme Court might have to settle whether a state could opt out of the Controlled Substances Act. Under the initiative, marijuana would be regulated like wine. It would not be complete legalization, as would have happened under Proposition 19, which state voters narrowly defeated last November. Continue reading
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Former LAPD Deputy Chief Asks Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs - "The federal government has put up another $72 million in "war-on-drugs-grants" to redirect your police resources once again from true public safety duties in order to extend their failed war on drugs; this time with a savage assault on California's 15-year-old medical marijuana law.
"Are you going to take the money and enforce federal law in lieu of upholding the will of the people of California or are you going to honor your sworn oath to uphold the laws of our sovereign state and send the money back?" Continue reading
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CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS - Federal prosecutors should be careful not to overreach in their crackdown on California's pot dispensaries, even though there are ambiguities in the state's medical marijuana laws, the state attorney general said Thursday. Continue reading
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NEWS UPDATES REGARDING THE REGULATION OF MARIJUANA AND OTHER RELEVANT POSTINGS-STORIES RE: CALIFORNIA MARIJUANA AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA (CANNABIS) Continue reading