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Yep, another medical marijuana provider has been shut down. In fact, almost half of the pot shops in Sacramento have been shuttered by the Feds or intimidated out of business. All of the pot shops in the unincorporated part of Sac County have been raided or otherwise closed.

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If you read the link you will see that this place was all about compliance. I know, because I shopped there. They provide medicine for sick people.

I am seriously pissed off. This is the fourth time that my source has been raided along with my name in their data base. The Feds know me well by now. I want to be able to buy my fucking medicine.

The country is running out of money, and this is how we spend our tax dollars? Its population is strung out on expensive addictive harmful medications and this is what we do?

What is everyone so worried about? That someone who isn't sick might be smoking some dope, and god forbid, enjoying it? They might become president or a supreme court justice? Maybe they would found a company like Apple?

Don't get me wrong. I LOVE Obama. He is the only politician I have ever donated to. But I am one seriously pissed off sick mother fucker. Don't mess with my medicine!

Fuck You Obama! And please, no crap about how Obama can't do anything about it, I won't bother replying to this BS. To make matters worse, he is no Mormon. He knows the truth about pot. He knows what the right thing to do is. Please don't take my support for granted.

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  •  You do need a joint. Please open those dawn shops (2+ / 0-)
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    too many people, phonegery

    I was thinking about moving so I could get some of that weed to see whether it would work on my illness.

  •  good to hear you're still... (9+ / 0-)

    .... supporting Obama, because if Romney gets in, the rest of those dispensaries will get raided within his first year in office.

    Really the solution to this is to get FDA to reclassify marijuana as Schedule III so it can be prescribed and dispensed like minor prescription painkillers.  

    Or alternately just go for full-on legalization, recreational MJ included, so medical patients don't even need a prescription any more than they do for vitamin C.  

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Fri Jun 15, 2012 at 04:07:01 PM PDT

    •  This could be/could have been finessed. I don't (2+ / 0-)
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      too many people, G2geek

      know why The Administration finds more strength in preferencing young "illegals", than doing some sleight of hand for pot heads.

      Maybe political calculus this complicated just hadn't been perfected when I was being formally educated in the sixties.

      There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

      by oldpotsmuggler on Fri Jun 15, 2012 at 05:43:17 PM PDT

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  •  I support the legalization of marijuana, (4+ / 0-)

    and I think that states legalizing medical marijuana puts pressure on the people and politicians to push for legalizing all pot and applaud these laws.

    However, I don't get that upset about the President enforcing federal laws. Why? Because of the issue of states' rights.I do not believe that states can nullify federal laws. And the President has to be consistent on this issue.

    So I hope that this will lead to increased pressure by the electorate to repeal all laws criminalizing pot. But you can't say that states can't opt out of the PPACA, for example, but that the states can opt out of marijuana laws. We fought a bloody war about this issue.

    You can't scare me, I'm sticking to the Union - Woody Guthrie

    by sewaneepat on Fri Jun 15, 2012 at 04:10:30 PM PDT

    •  I am suggesting he should throw (3+ / 0-)
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      phonegery, happy camper, elkhunter

      his weight behind legalization. In the meantime, he needs to stop stepping up enforcement. Soon it will all go back to the black market and that will be worse. Otherwise law abiding citizens will become criminals. It will be easier for kids to get. But mst importantly, it is a moral issue above and beyond a legal issue. What is happening is wrong. Period.

      There is only one planet suitable for human habitation in our solar system.

      by too many people on Fri Jun 15, 2012 at 04:19:45 PM PDT

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    •  The problem with your argument is that the whole (4+ / 0-)

      world doesn't have enough wealth to pay for the full enforcement of everything that we've illegalized/regulated in this country. Every President always has had to, and every future one always will have to set priorities.

      And the setting of those priorities is quintessentially political.

      So Obama, like everyone else, has set priorities that he needs either to change, or openly own.

      There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

      by oldpotsmuggler on Fri Jun 15, 2012 at 05:36:59 PM PDT

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  •  there's a few ways to rationalize this (1+ / 0-)
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    behavior, but it all

    Every day there are votes being thrown away. This is a very important issue that cannot be glossed over.

  •  The Attorney General told us why they bust certain (1+ / 0-)
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    ..dispensaries. He said that some have decided to take advantage of the change in policy and are no longer otherwise in compliance with the law.

    I notice this diary omits certain allegations. Here from the first paragraph:

    ...The Internal Revenue Service has seized bank accounts it says took in more than $870,000 in cumulative deposits in recent months, part of a federal probe into alleged money laundering involving a Sacramento marijuana dispensary...alleges that the men registered their dispensary with the state as a nonprofit corporation – the Sacramento Nonprofit Collective – then "concealed the proceeds from their marijuana store."

    "The concealment and deposit of drug proceeds was primarily facilitated by false statements to financial institutions to disguise the true nature of their marijuana business," Park wrote.

    I believe pot should be legal, regulate, and taxed. At a minimum, I'd like to see it rescheduled.

    That said, I think it is naive and/or a bit dishonest to believe that the Administration has somehow gone back on it's promise.. I am also disappointed that certain diaries fail to include allegations that lead to federal action.

    For example, it wasn't long ago that certain dispensaries were busted in Colorado and there were all kinds of condemnations for what seem to be reneging of promises. What the diary did not tell us was that these shops had decided to locate within a short distance from schools.

    I am not accusing the diarist of questionable intent. I am glad that President Obama is still seen as a better choice than Governor Romney. I just want us to make sure that when a place is busted that we do not give a false impression that the action was done willy-nilly just for the heck of it. Let us give all the alleged facts and implore operators not to push the envelope and screw things up for law abiding operations.

    "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

    by sebastianguy99 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 12:52:14 AM PDT

    •  Have you been to the busted pot shop? (0+ / 0-)

      I have. I have met the now unemployed people that used to work there. I have met many patients there, many no doubt with phony reasons for their recommendation, and others clearly sick.

      I once said hello to one of the owners, whose assets have been seized without due process. I can say whatever money the owners made, even 100's of millions of dollars, was not nearly enough for the risks they took. I am grateful for their bravery. If you can sleep well with them in jail for providing me and others with access to medicine, then good for you. Like they say, if you are not outraged, you are not paying attention. We are wasting money putting theses kind compassionate people in jail, for allegedly turning a profit. I know fora fact they offer steep discounts to the needy for their meds.

      But hey, let's defend Obama. Let's talk about legalities and ignore morality.

      Sleep well.

      There is only one planet suitable for human habitation in our solar system.

      by too many people on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 06:25:12 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, if you read the diary you will note that (1+ / 0-)
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        sebastianguy99

        I am a big fan of Obama. Clearly, he is better than Mitt. In this case, Mitt is a strawman in more than one way.

        There is only one planet suitable for human habitation in our solar system.

        by too many people on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 06:26:57 PM PDT

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      •  This isn't about me or you. I doubt going to the (0+ / 0-)

        ...store will somehow enable a visitor/patient to know whether or not the allegations are true.

        Sadly, nothing in your comment responds to my point about omitting facts that explain why certain places are busted. The worse thing that we can do is coddle those who are not complying with the parameters of the promise.

        I still would like to know why I should defend people who open dispensaries close to schools?

        I say protect those who are doing business correctly, and those who want to f**k it up for everyone else. We should stop pretending that there are no businesses that did not invite being busted.

        Lastly, I live in a state without medical marijuana and suffered from a serious illness. I think I could have been benefited  from the medicine but it is not available. We continue to do the work of changing the law but businesses who do not operate in an honest fashion provide more ammunition to those who are pro prohibition.

        But hey, you go ahead and pretend this is all about defending President Obama.

        "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

        by sebastianguy99 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 04:52:02 PM PDT

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  •  The right thing to do (1+ / 0-)
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    too many people

    would be to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II drug. That does not require congressional approval.

    •  Severe physical or psychological addiction? (0+ / 0-)

      Not compared to nicotine, booze, coffee, high fructose corn syrup, to name a few legal substances.

      There is only one planet suitable for human habitation in our solar system.

      by too many people on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 07:33:42 PM PDT

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      •  Uh, my college roommate flunked out (0+ / 0-)

        because  he was high the entire semester. It is simply not true that marijuana has no abuse potential.

        •  Sure, but that is way different than severe (0+ / 0-)

          addiction. I know several people that earned advanced degrees while always stoned.
          I also remember this weird guy that got weirder and dropped out. I also know a bright woman that didn't abuse drugs and went crazy and dropped out.
          I suspect your roomie had more important things to deal with at that time. If he had become a drunk instead of a stoner, I would be much more worried about his fate.

          There is only one planet suitable for human habitation in our solar system.

          by too many people on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 04:52:03 PM PDT

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