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The crackdown also involves new indictments and arrests of marijuana growers throughout the state over the past two weeks, said U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wager.
Not all of the thousands of storefront marijuana dispensaries thought to be operating in the state are being targeted. Instead, officials are initially going after shops located close to schools, parks and other places where there are a lot of children, as well as what Wagner called “significant commercial operations.” Continue reading
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
In recent months, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, together with its federal, state and local law enforcement partners, has taken a wide range of actions to enforce federal law prohibiting the cultivation and distribution of marijuana. These actions, many of which are detailed here, include bringing criminal charges against those responsible for growing marijuana and distributing in our district, searching grow and distribution locations, bringing forfeiture complaints against the properties involved, seizing proceeds of marijuana businesses, and sending notice letters to owners of properties where marijuana is being grown or sold.
As to each of the cases described in the publicly posted release, the charges brought are only allegations, and the individuals involved are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Continue reading
“It was a great mistake to put routine drug offenses into the federal courts,” he told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.
This isn’t a new problem. Chief Justice William Rehnquist complained as far back as 1989 that the war on drugs was overwhelming the federal judiciary. In 1995, Kathleen F. Brickley, an academic, found that “the Federal system is strained to capacity due, in large part, to the government’s war on drugs.” Continue reading
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. ” 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
We’re getting closer and closer each election cycle, and if we don’t make it this time we will try and try again until we succeed. We have the time and the talent to make it happen now, but we need every pot-loving person on this planet to pitch in and help. Vote like you’ve never voted before. Continue reading
Pop singer Kenny Loggins calls marijuana prohibition an “absurd law” and says, “The repression of marijuana is taking a long time to be overthrown.” That’s why he’s backing California’s Regulate Marijuana Like Wine initiative that hopes to be on the ballot in 2012. Continue reading
”If we don’t get a change in the IRS ruling, every legal, regulated distributor of cannabis in the United States is going to have to go out of business, and patients will be forced back into the hands of criminals”
–Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director, Harborside Health Center
Harborside Wellness | has lost it's battle | IRS States They Owe Millions "The IRS insists that medical marijuana dispensaries must obey a section of tax code that prohibits companies from deducting most expenses if they are 'trafficking in … Continue reading
Jobs was told if it [using medical marijuana] didn’t work and he tested positive for cannabis, he would be denied a liver transplant, which his physicians told him was his only other option. Steve Jobs decided against using medical cannabis to treat his cancer, not based on science or medicine, but upon the consequences for him if he used this legal medicine, because of Prohibition and a federal government that puts policy above lives. Continue reading
Drug prohibitionists like former White House drug czar staffer Kevin A. Sabet seem to be in a panic over Ken Burns’ PBS documentary broadcast “Prohibition” because of its clear and convincing parallel to today’s equally disastrous war on drugs. The earlier experiment lasted less than 14 years, but today’s failed prohibition was declared by President Nixon 40 years ago and has cost our country more than $1 trillion in cash and much more in immeasurable social harm. Continue reading