State-Federal Cannabis Sweep in Colorado Illuminates the Essential Flaws of Prohibition

By: Saturday November 23, 2013 5:00 pm

This past week state and federal officials raided more than a dozen Colorado cannabis dispensaries and greenhouses and two homes. The agents, including officers from both the DEA and the IRS, had obtained warrants for 10 individuals connected with the raided properties. The Denver Post obtained a copy of the search warrant that allowed the agents to seize “everything from pot plants and cash to financial records, safes and computer flash drives”. No arrests were made during the sweep that took place over the course of several hours on Thursday.

 

Obama DEA Employs ‘Smashing’ New Tactic to Intimidate Cannabis Pharmacies

By: Sunday August 25, 2013 4:00 pm

The Drug Enforcement Administration in cooperation with a patchwork of Michigan state law enforcement entities has, over the past three weeks, conducted a series of cannabis dispensary searches in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas that have been described by the press as “smash and grab” raids.

In a series of raids beginning on July 30, agents did not leave copies of the state warrants at the three cannabis pharmacies that were raided.

Obama Tells the Truth, Obama Re-Tells the Lie on Medical Marijuana

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 6:06 pm

Following the punch-a-hippy&sick-person scheme that has worked so well for President Obama, the White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest, responding to a reporter’s question, stated on August 21, apparently reading from a prepared text, that the president will not reschedule the substance cannabis for medical or recreational use, even suggesting that Obama will not even consider rescheduling to allow for medical research of the curative and pain management potential of the promising natural medicine. And that’s the truth.

Uruguay Contributes to Humanity; In the US, It’s Contraband and Criminality

By: Friday August 9, 2013 5:40 am

A “contribution to humanity” is how Uruguayan President, Jose Mujica, described the courageous step taken by the leaders of Uruguay who agreed earlier this month to fight back against the crime, violence and suffering that has been caused over the course of the ongoing 50-year-log ‘war on drugs’ by repealing prohibition and legalizing cannabis for consumption by adult Uruguayans. Mujica told Agency Press France that the real goal of legalizing cannabis in Uruguay is to eliminate the black market for the substance and consequentially end the savage violence of the drug war.

“Things are going to be hell for you”

By: Saturday July 27, 2013 4:00 pm

We live in a country that arrested over 800,000 citizens last year for cannabis related offenses, primarily small scale possession. Those unlucky enough to be convicted, and of course this means primarily Black and Latino Americans, will be stigmatized for their entire working lives, having their ability to contribute to our society be compromised forever. If you are a young American who uses the same natural substance recreationally that was used by honored and lionized Americans including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, “Things are going to be hell for you.”

Obama DEA Stormtroops Into the Evergreen State

By: Thursday July 25, 2013 7:00 pm

Reports that the Drug Enforcement Agency, a federal agency under the auspices of President Barack Obama’s Justice Department, is in the midst of conducting a broad based ‘sting’ raiding cannabis pharmacies in Washington state.

The raids, three of which were carried out by dozens of gun-brandishing heavily armored federal police officials over the course of the past few days, resulted in the seizure of cash, medical cannabis and employee cell phones, among other items present at the cannabis dispensaries.

Obama’s Drug War: DOJ’s Threats and Seizures Imperil Vets With Seizures

By: Friday June 14, 2013 5:00 pm

The White House’s war on medicine; President Obama’s cynical stance of dragging out his and his Justice Department’s ‘analysis’ of how to respond to the citizens in Washington and Colorado who have moved to legalize cannabis for personal consumption by adults using the small-d democratic tools available to them as Americans, while at the same time pursuing providers of medical cannabis with unflinching, dis-compassionate, a-scientific and authoritarian aggression, blitzkreiged into California this week where US attorneys officially demanded the closure of more than 100 medical cannabis dispensaries threatening both criminal and civil actions against the medicine providers and the owners of property that house the pharmacies.

Obama’s Drug Czar Addicted to Pro-Prohibition Fallacies

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 3:10 pm

President Obama’s hand-picked ‘drug czar’, former police chief of Seattle Gil Kerlikowske, denounced legalization of cannabis for personal consumption by American adults at a National Press Club event.

“The Justice Department’s responsibility to enforce the Controlled Substances Act remains unchanged,” Kerlikowske reminded reporters in prepared remarks.

Obama Justice Department Serves Oregon Officials With Warrant Seeking the Identities of the State’s Medical Cannabis Patients

By: Friday April 12, 2013 4:00 pm

The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports that the US Department of Justice secured a court order demanding that the state agency in Oregon that oversees the provision of medical cannabis to Oregonian patients who are suffering from serious, and in some cases, life threatening diseases to turn over records that personally identify patients, care givers and suppliers of the medicine.

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