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Feds Clamp Down On Medical Marijuana Shops
Friends of Ours ^ | 01/13/12 | Friends of Ours

Posted on 01/13/2012 3:42:04 PM PST by AtlasStalled

The feds continue to target medical marijuana dispensaries which otherwise are operating in accordance with state law.

In Colorado federal prosecutors gave 23 dispensaries which are operating within 1,000 feet of a school 45 days to shut down or face criminal prosecution as reported by John Ingold for The Denver Post.

They issued an identical ultimatum to medical marijuana dispensaries in California last October.

The threats are not idle.

The feds yesterday filed suit "to seize the building of a Sacramento dispensary, charging the marijuana store violated federal laws against drug transactions near schools" as reported by Peter Hecht for The Sacramento Bee, and on Wednesday DEA agents raided three dispensaries in San Diego as reported by Tony Shin for NBC: "landlords who rent to pot shops were warned to evict their tenants or face prosecution and lose their property."

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TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: 10a; co; colorado; denver; doj; drugs; holder; medicalmarijuana; obama; statesrights; tenthamendment; wod; wodlist; wosd

1 posted on 01/13/2012 3:42:08 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

I saw that they could do this in Article VIII of the US constitution.


2 posted on 01/13/2012 3:45:08 PM PST by Daveinyork
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To: AtlasStalled

Still think you live in a free country?

I realize this is pot, but if they can do this to medical marijuana, they can do it to anyone.


3 posted on 01/13/2012 3:48:50 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Daveinyork
I saw that they could do this in Article VIII of the US constitution.

That would be in the penumbra?

4 posted on 01/13/2012 3:49:11 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: AtlasStalled

Blowing Smoke: Obama Promises One Thing, Does Another on Medical Marijuana

5 posted on 01/13/2012 3:49:49 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: colorado tanker

“That would be in the penumbra? “

Ah, so you speak French too?


6 posted on 01/13/2012 3:50:23 PM PST by Daveinyork
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To: AtlasStalled

This is absurd, having conflicting state and federal laws on marijuana. Unfortunately, I don’t see a solution short of Congress acting.


7 posted on 01/13/2012 3:50:49 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: AtlasStalled
and you can forget about buying guns with a medical pot prescription...
8 posted on 01/13/2012 3:54:47 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

How bout a medical firearms prescription?


9 posted on 01/13/2012 4:02:23 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: AtlasStalled

You just cannot get any dumber than the DEA.


10 posted on 01/13/2012 4:03:54 PM PST by microgood
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To: AtlasStalled

They just raided three here in San Diego.

Medical MJ is a bullshite law. Just legalize it completely at the federal level and let the states decide.


11 posted on 01/13/2012 4:05:08 PM PST by BullDog108 (FUBO)
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To: colorado tanker

And which party would put it up for a vote?


12 posted on 01/13/2012 4:11:41 PM PST by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: AtlasStalled

I don’t think I have a dog in this fight, but maybe I’m just not prescient enough. I’m for States Rights. I think some criminals tied to Obama, and that’s a big number, feel threatened by the legal M so he’s going after his friends enemies. Plain and simple.


13 posted on 01/13/2012 4:13:13 PM PST by MrKatykelly
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To: mamelukesabre

Abusive crap like this is why I am for the decriminalization of all drugs. It would be far cheaper to treat drug addicts than to incarcerate them, it would defund criminal enterprises in the US, and would take away a HUGE amount of power from the federal governments.


14 posted on 01/13/2012 4:13:21 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: mamelukesabre

P.S. Ron Paul isn’t completely crazy.


15 posted on 01/13/2012 4:14:05 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: mamelukesabre
yeah, kinda like rape/robbery/murder preventative...
16 posted on 01/13/2012 4:16:00 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AtlasStalled
It's apparently okay to introduce homosexual curricula into the schools, look the other way when teachers and students skip school to attend an Occupy rally, etc.

Heaven forbid if a pot club--which requires a membership to even enter--sets up shop with a few blocks of a school.

17 posted on 01/13/2012 4:19:18 PM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: worst-case scenario
And which party would put it up for a vote?

I know who would like to.


18 posted on 01/13/2012 4:40:56 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: AtlasStalled

There is no such thing as medical grade marijuana. The stuff people grow in the federal forests or in their own back yards or find in the desert, are the same thing. And I’m tired of the liars who say otherwise.


19 posted on 01/13/2012 4:59:16 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: mamelukesabre

The feds sure do love to go around seizing property don’t they?

How about we seize our govt back?


20 posted on 01/13/2012 5:55:37 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: MrKatykelly
I don’t think I have a dog in this fight, but maybe I’m just not prescient enough. I’m for States Rights.

I humbly submit that you do have a dog in this fight and you just named it.

Amendment X

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.


21 posted on 01/13/2012 6:02:14 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Bullish

Won’t work. It’ll just be you, me, and a few dozen others against the local government, the state government, the feds, and the media. It would be like a pack of chihuahuas going after a pride of lions with a horde of fanatical lion worshipers backing up the lions.


22 posted on 01/13/2012 6:06:00 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: righttackle44
There is no such thing as medical grade marijuana. ... And I’m tired of the liars who say otherwise.

Who, other than you, has used the phrase "medical grade marijuana?"

23 posted on 01/13/2012 6:11:09 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: righttackle44
There is no such thing as medical grade marijuana. The stuff people grow in the federal forests or in their own back yards or find in the desert, are the same thing. And I’m tired of the liars who say otherwise.

Who are these liars, and why are you so emotional about semantics? Medical grade marijuana. Killer bud. Who claims or cares about a distinction?

24 posted on 01/13/2012 9:38:24 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: colorado tanker

If that cigarette has a filter (which it looks like it does), then it ain’t no joint - just a real ‘70s attitude.


25 posted on 01/15/2012 2:20:47 PM PST by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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