Category Archives: Legislation

Poll Reveals 62% of California Voters Want Marijuana Regulated Like Wine

A recent poll reveals that California voters, by a 62% to 35% margin, with 3% unsure, support a ballot initiative to regulate marijuana like wine. The statewide poll, by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, Inc. surveyed 800 likely voters … Continue reading

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FEDs sued by Local California Lawmakers

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. Continue reading
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OpEd: OC Register: FED Crackdown on Medical Marijuana puzzling, wrong

"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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GOP Presidential Candidate Blasts FEDs CA Dispensary Crackdown

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
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BREAKING NEWS LINKS: CA Atty Gen Asks FEDS for Restraint on MMJ

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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FEDS Focus on Unlawful Manufacturing and Distribution of Pot

While the (Justice) Department does not focus its limited resources on seriously ill individuals who use marijuana as part of a medically recommended treatment regimen in compliance with state law as stated in the October 2009 Ogden Memorandum, we will enforce the CSA (Controlled Substances Act) vigorously against individuals and organizations that participate in unlawful manufacturing and distribution activity involving marijuana, even if such activities are permitted under state law. Continue reading

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