Feds Threaten Landlords of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries with Forty Year Prison Sentences

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Picture: Anti-Pot DA Melinda Haag

Go into any strip mall “pain clinic” and grab a bottle of Oxycontin. Wander into a corner liquor store and grab a few bottles of Everclear and a pack of cigarettes. Load up on McDonald’s and Burger King until your heart explodes. All of that is fine. Meanwhile, controversy continues over the sale of a readily available, easily grown plant of proven medical benefit. A that law stands against the wishes of a majority of the populace is an unjust law.

Via Alternet:

In the latest act in the ongoing drama pitting federal drug laws against state legislation permitting the sale of marijuana, a U.S. Attorney is threatening the landlords housing medical marijuana dispensaries with 40 years in federal prison. After ballot measures legalizing the sale and possession of recreational use pot passed in Colorado and Washington state, we wondered whether Obama’s second term would see the beginning of the end of the federal war on drugs.

But as the San Jose crackdown among others suggests, the Justice Department will not be backing down.

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  • http://artasith-m-nasdsnre.tumblr.com/ Simon Valentine

    the threat irregardless of whether or not that’s a weasel word
    is illegal solicitation
    for goods or services
    and indeed now with knowledge of law
    it cannot be that it is not a threat
    even if only purportedly legislative (potential energy)
    and so it awaits merely ‘the someone to fuck up’
    the witch
    the illegal application of undue influence, illegal intimidation or coercion as it has been and inevitably would be (any objections?) committed by executive branch (kinetic)

    accusation is a number of illegal actions
    illegal conversion of intrusted property
    religious suppression, solicitation, suggestion, etc
    law is seen to be in violation of law as per nuisance
    trespass with intent to initiate illegal and unlawful games lauded by those who are found to be guilty of charges according to wht law it was they failed to maintain

  • Dingbert

    She looks like her name.

    Jerry Brown should pull an Orval Faubus of sorts on the Feds and lawyers if he truly feels that strongly. Although not a guy to normally take lessons from, it could at least cause the political and media crisis necessary to get the right thing done.

  • Juan

    Prisons need bodies, therefore the “drug war” will continue for as long as the industries that benefit from it are able to keep it going.
    The prison industrial complex is also a huge paymaster of many puppet whores in gubmit. The pharmaceutical and alcohol industries also benefit by keeping the “drug war” humming along.

  • Jin The Ninja

    i can almost say with 100% certainty that the feds will not nor probably ever legalise the green herb.

    • http://artasith-m-nasdsnre.tumblr.com/ Simon Valentine

      conveniently there’s no such thing as legalization
      only myth
      and which illegal action

    • Hadrian999

      it’s worth too much illegal

      • Jin The Ninja

        exactly. it lines far too many pockets and ruling powers never want entheogenic substances to be widely used by their subjects.

    • DeepCough

      I think, as his final act as president, Barack Obama will dissolve the DEA, effectively
      ending the War on Drugs. Because I know he’s gonna start hittin’ the bong again
      after being president for eight years.

  • alizardx

    Obama is the product people voted for, this is what was described in the extremely fine print people didn’t read. Along with foreign wars, selling out to Big Health and Big Pharma, and privatizing education towards a goal of McSchools whose graduates will be unable to compete with kids whose parents can afford to buy them real traditional education plus high-end technology at high-end private schools which don’t have to worry about NCLB “teach to the test” and “zero tolerance” laws.

    Of course, Romney would be at least equally aggressive about attacking anything that cuts into the profits of Big Pharma. The only choice one has at the polls is which neo-liberal centrist marketing strategy fits your personal lifestyle best, it’s the choice between Coke and Pepsi.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.cheatham Édwârd Jáck Chéãthäm

    by that vary train of thought, then every law made with the wishes of the majority of the populace is just and thats not true.

    My thoughts on this is while the pen is mightier then the sword, a pen cant call off an attack dog mid bite.

    now we need to bring social justice to the judicial system which in diligence will take time. Maybe the thing to do here is bring this mans case to light and peacefully, calmly and making sense protest it. Raise money for the case, just bring awareness to it. Not a bunch of conspiracy theories

    • http://artasith-m-nasdsnre.tumblr.com/ Simon Valentine

      fallacy of extension is itself
      was not stated in detail
      recommend request
      currently anti-republican as distinct from democrat
      if democratic is not rule, law, justice per majority, then what are any component of this logic?
      anti-republican republican is republican
      consider every law irregardless of populace
      extend further
      time
      not on this earth
      every law imaginable
      every law, therefore for each law there will be an opposite law
      and for each pair
      there will be we

  • http://twitter.com/lefleck phil barnes

    Until the general population hits the street to stop the madness it will continue. The drug war flies under the radar because it prays on the economically depressed and voiceless. Lets see if people wake up over the next boondoggle to the hit the population, Obamacare. It pains me because I voted for the man and basically support altruistic legislation, but Obama sold us hard down the river with his health care legislation. I don’t understand how the general population will not become pissed when its figured out that you will be fined for not buying overpriced insurance from crooks. Perhaps since most without insurance are voiceless and economically depressed anyway, there will not be the outrage that I’m hoping for. I can only hope there is an eventual deep collective realization that we’re being shaken down.

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