"Public opinion continues to evolve on the issue of drug policy, particularly in regards to marijuana. In fact, a recent Economist/YouGov nationwide poll found that 58 percent agreed with the following statement, “Some people say marijuana should be treated like … 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
Release Date: November 14, 2011 Contact: Steve Kubby 415 830 6070 Press Release: Regulate Marijuana Like Wine campaign collects over 10,000 signatures in first two weeks SACRAMENTO -- Last week the campaign chairman for a new voter initiative to regulate … Continue reading
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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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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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Sacramento County will abandon efforts to adopt an ordinance to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, the county said Thursday.
The county also reported that of a total of 99 dispensaries that had opened, 63 have closed due to the county’s enforcement actions, while 36 remain open. Continue reading
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