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DUmmie FUnnies 07-12-12 (HUffies Outraged Over Fed Crackdown on Largest Marijuana Dispensary)
DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 12, 2012 | HUffies and PJ-Comix

Posted on 07/12/2012 12:48:51 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

It can't be! It can't be! The feds are now cracking down bigtime on medical marijuana dispensaries despite a promise from the Obama Regime that it would leave them alone if they were in compliance with state laws. That is why the HUffington Post HUffies are so upset over the news that the feds are cracking down on the Harborside Health Center of Oakland, CA, the biggest medical marijuana dispensary in the world. You might remember Harborside and its owner, Steve DeAngelo, from the discovery channel's "Weed Wars" last year. Your humble correspondent, despite never having partaken of the green weed himself, watched the show with interest. And now it turns out that Harborside's greatest enemy is NOT vicious rightwingers with blood on their fingers but the Obamatons whose fingers are lined with green bucks from Big Pharma. Yes, medical marijuana has grown into a very lucrative business which is why Big Pharma wants hippie types like DeAngelo in which is by the DOJ is cracking down on them. This is all just starting to dawn on the HUffies as you can see in this THREAD, "Harborside Health Center Targeted: Feds Go After 'Largest Pot Shop On The Planet'." So far the Obama betrayal is just starting to dawn on the DUmmies with only a small thread and the KOmmies, who tend to shun any news that could affect The One poorly at the polls, are thus far shunning this news entirely. So let us now watch the first of the lefty reactions to their marijuana policy betrayal in Bolshevik Red, while your humble correspondent, wondering how many of these Reds might go Gary Johnson Green on Election Day, is in the [barackets]:

Harborside Health Center Targeted: Feds Go After 'Largest Pot Shop On The Planet'

[I wonder how many of Obama's Choom Gang were "patients" there.]

SAN FRANCISCO -- An Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that has been billed as the largest pot shop on the planet has been targeted for closure by federal prosecutors in Northern California, suggesting that a crackdown on the state's medical marijuana industry remains well under way.

[The most famous Choom Gang member cracks down on his formerly favorite form of vegetation.]

U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag has threatened to seize the Oakland property where Harborside Health Center has operated since 2006, as well as its sister shop in San Jose, executive director and co-founder Steve DeAngelo said Wednesday. His employees found court papers announcing asset forfeiture proceedings against Harborside's landlords taped to the doors at the two locations on Tuesday.

["This is to inform you that your business is too successful and generating too much local tax revenue. Cease operation immediately."]

Although medical marijuana is legal in California, a federal court complaint that Haag's office filed Sunday says the dispensaries are violating federal law by selling marijuana. It cites a federal law that "makes it unlawful to rent, lease, profit from or make available for use, with or without compensation, a place for the purpose of unlawfully manufacturing, storing, distributing or using a controlled substance, to wit, marijuana," as justification for going after the landlords.

[So much for the promise from the Choom Gang Guy not to crack down on such dispensaries if they were following state laws.]

The court action represents an escalation in a months-long, statewide crackdown on medical marijuana by Haag, who said last year that she would try to shut dispensaries that were within 1,000 feet of schools, parks and playgrounds, which Harborside isn't.

[Doesn't matter. Choom Gang Guy gets his bucks from Big Pharm so it MUST close.]

Haag issued a statement Wednesday, saying that while taking action against pot shops operating near children had been her first priority, "marijuana superstores such as Harborside" are now on her radar, as well.

[Choom Gang Guy put it on her radar via Eric Holder.]

"The larger the operation, the greater the likelihood that there will be abuse of the state's medical marijuana laws, and marijuana in the hands of individuals who do not have a demonstrated medical need," she said.

[It's like that movie, "Minority Report." A crime hasn't taken place but the feds imagine it could in the future. Do they have a fish tank full of clairvoyants imagining these things?]

DeAngelo, who was the subject of a Discovery Channel reality TV show called "Weed Wars" last year, vowed to fight the Department of Justice's attempt to put him out of business and called Haag's claim that his shops must be running afoul of the law because of their size "completely absurd." Harborside serves about 100,000 medical marijuana users a year, sells about $20 million worth of pot and marijuana products, and pays $3 million in federal, state and local taxes annually.

[No problem. The Choom Gang Guy can put them all on food stamps.]

"Because of our size, we are able to have the resources that enable us to do things like have an inventory control system that is extremely sophisticated and having five security personnel on duty all the time and 37 security cameras," DeAngelo said. "Just because in the abstract, something larger might tend not to adhere to the law, that is no reason to target Harborside."

[The clairvoyants floating in the pool says you COULD be violating the law sometime in the future.]

City officials in Oakland, which has reaped about $1 million a year in tax revenue from Harborside, are planning to join DeAngelo on Wednesday at a news conference decrying Haag's action. Earlier this year, federal prosecutors and the Internal Revenue Service raided Oaksterdam University, a medical marijuana trade school in Oakland, and forced its founder to step aside.

[And now on to the angry reactions from the HUffies. The ironic thing is that at least 90% of the dopers voted for the Choom Gang Guy in 2008.]

Whether we like it or not, Obama believes federal law trumps all state laws, except if he wants to bend federal law for political/campaign purposes. Obama knows weed smokers have no other option but to vote for him. So he is free to strip state rights and consolidating power in the hands of the few in DC.

[Psst! Your stash of weed is hidden inside the Kewpie Doll I'm awarding you for having a brief moment of mental clarity.]

Let's get real about Harborside: -Their employees have an outstanding insurance plan; -I believe their minimum wage is $20 / hr; -They provide free medicine (actual Rx medication bills are covered) and medical services to the local community (which is poor); -They pay millions in taxes to a city that's horridly run. If I were the mayor of Oakland, I'd literally park a SWAT team and an APC in front of Harborside with instructions to arrest any US Marshall that comes around to disrupt the business.

[How does it feel to be closed down by the Choom Gangster?]

Funny that Bush let them thrive...

[Before the Choom Gangster arrived on the scene, the medical marijuana dispensaries were allowed to thrive. BUSH'S FAULT!]

Does Obama want to give his supporters reasons to stay home or vote 3rd party?

[Gary Johnson?]

They can vote for Gary Johnson, who is popular in Colorado.

[And maybe now California.]

Many of these people are so ideologically died-in-the-wool that they can't understand that this is Obama's doing. It's his priority and his policy.

[But...but I NEED to blame Bush!]

after this California could become a toss up state.

[From your lips to goddess Gaia's ears.]

What did Holder say? He wasn't targeting medical marijuana?

[LOL! And you actually believed him?]

When we wake up to President-elect Romney some morning in November you can thank totally ridiculous policies like this for convincing the youth and the left to stay home.

[Thank you, totally ridiculous policy.]

It makes me wonder if all of the crackdowns has anything to do with him being allies with pharm companies. They did help him out a lot with his new healthcare legislation. Obviously, they would rather people get addicted to their pain killers rather than a herb people don't get addicted to and can grow.

[Just follow the money to find out what really motivates the Choom Gangster.]

US attorneys are under direct control of the A.G., who answers to the President. A single phonecall from Obama to Holder ends this. BUT... Obama took money from the pharmaceutical industry to oppose the public option, and to wage all-out war on medical marijuana. This is what you are voting for in November.

[May I now send you an Obama 2012 bumper sticker?]

These US Attorneys really want Obama to lose in the fall. If they keep it up, California might end up for Romney.

[Are you listening, goddess Gaia?]

Holder is Obama's Yes-man and follows his orders to the letter.

[Including allowing guns to walk to Mexico.]

Obama IS the problem. These pot dispensaries existed under Bush, and Bush left them alone.

[STOP with the ugly truth!!!]

They are discriminating against my church.

[LCMS? Love Cannabis Marijuana Smoke. (Sorry, Charles. I couldn't resist.)]


TOPICS: Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: cannabis; drugs; drugwar; federalism; huffies; marijuana; medicalmarijuana; medpot; obama; pot; tenthamendment; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd
It's going to be interesting to read the KOmmie reaction to this news. They want only upbeat news favorable to the Bamster's electoral chances.
1 posted on 07/12/2012 12:49:03 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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Top 10


2 posted on 07/12/2012 12:52:10 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Xenalyte; RMDupree; AlexW; CzarNicky; Mike Fieschko; motzman; codercpc; thingumbob; tje; ml1954; ...

PING!


3 posted on 07/12/2012 12:53:14 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Choom Gang Guy Cracks Down On Medical Marijuana)
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To: PJ-Comix

Their reaction is as one would expect when the “Satan” of the Oval Office suddenly outlaws sin for the sinners. Satan uses sin to attract followers, but under his domain there will be no freedom and thus no right to use recreational drugs.


4 posted on 07/12/2012 1:00:06 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: Sudetenland

Reminds me of “The Stand” when the criminal followers of Randall Flagg are complaining that he outlawed booze and drugs.


5 posted on 07/12/2012 1:28:00 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: PJ-Comix
When we wake up to President-elect Romney some morning in November you can thank totally ridiculous policies like this for convincing the youth and the left to stay home.

The Kenyan should have known better than to mess with their pot!

6 posted on 07/12/2012 1:31:12 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: PJ-Comix

wow - slow day today? Top 10!?!


7 posted on 07/12/2012 1:34:18 PM PDT by Dooderbutt
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To: PJ-Comix

All too rare Top 10 for me!


8 posted on 07/12/2012 1:40:32 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Whether we like it or not, Obama believes federal law trumps all state laws, except if he wants to bend federal law for political/campaign purposes. Obama knows weed smokers have no other option but to vote for him. So he is free to strip state rights and consolidating power in the hands of the few in DC.

[Psst! Your stash of weed is hidden inside the Kewpie Doll I'm awarding you for having a brief moment of mental clarity.]

To recognize this as a states' rights issue is indeed mental clarity. Would that FR's Drug Warriors had such clarity.

9 posted on 07/12/2012 1:41:25 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Hey Huffers,

Now that the federal government has taken control of your health care, they own your physical being. They can mandate or prohibit the consumption of any thing that they chose. It will change as political winds blow, or powers change. It will be driven by the party in power.

You are about to experience what life is like as things can change from day to day with the stroke of a pen. It will only matter which lobbyist was able to get his foot in the door that day, or what mood the beaurocrat wakes up in...

You asked for it, now you can suck on it. Me, I am stocking up on pre-assembled precious metals.


10 posted on 07/12/2012 1:48:24 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Future Snake Eater; RandallFlagg

As you know, when you reference a FRiend, it is only polite to ping them....

;-)

On a serious note, I haven’t seen Randall in a long time. Thank you for the reminder.

Hey Randall,

How you doin buddy?


11 posted on 07/12/2012 1:50:29 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Dooderbutt

Awesome. If there was any single thing that could actually turn California to Romney, this could actually be it.

Young voters who turned out for the Bamster were all high on hype and hope when they hit the bricks, pulled the levers and jazzed it all up. Now the hype is hypocritical, the hope is gone, and Bammy boy is after their weed.

They have to be feeling totally disillusioned, and while they admit it or not, they have to be nervously aware that Obama is incompetent and they need a grownup in charge — if for no other reason than they can have fun protesting against him.

Oh, I doubt that many of these DUmmies would ever pull a lever for Mitt, but if this keeps up, expect a lot of them to stay home rather than vote in November.


12 posted on 07/12/2012 1:53:01 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: PJ-Comix
What a pathetic waste of federal resources.

Big pharma has worked in collusion with our DC overlords since 1937. In 1936, the mechanized processing of hemp began. That same year, dozens of 100% safe, non-addictive cannabis medicines were patented. It was an obvious threat to the cotton and narcotics industry.

Sounds crazy? Simply read the full text of the 1937 Senate debate on the “Marihuana Stamp Act”. The biggest steaming pile that ever came out of DC until Hussein showed up. Even the name of this law is a corrupt lie.

There has never been a single recorded case of cannabis causing damage to anyone - even when abused beyond all reason. There has never been a single proven case of cannabis causing any permanent changes to any part of the brain or body. There is no physical withdrawal/addiction from cannabis at all.

Compare this to alcohol that is 100% proven to cause damage or death when abused. It is 100% proven to rot every single organ, including the brain. However, liver failure or poisoning usually claims alcoholics before anything else fails. Alcohol is also one of the most physically addictive substances - it is possible to literally die from alcohol withdrawal.

Then look at how big pharma is free peddle their dope. They sell entire warehouses full of it. Since 2008, medical emergencies from legal Rx dope has exceeded that of all illegal narcotics combined. Go to any big pharmacy or ‘pain clinic’ about an hour before opening time. Ghost-white silent people sweating, shaking, standing in any weather while watching the seconds tick down until their fix. Then there are those that can't even leave their homes. They get their Rx dope delivered and often paid for by taxpayers. The Bob Marley listening stoners hanging out in front of pot shops have nothing on these guys.

13 posted on 07/12/2012 2:09:20 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: PJ-Comix

I guess even the DU freaks is missing GWB this days.


14 posted on 07/12/2012 2:15:13 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: PJ-Comix
"Because of our size, we are able to have the resources that enable us to do things like have an inventory control system that is extremely sophisticated and having five security personnel on duty all the time and 37 security cameras," DeAngelo said. "Just because in the abstract, something larger might tend not to adhere to the law, that is no reason to target Harborside."

[The clairvoyants floating in the pool says you COULD be violating the law sometime in the future.]

I'd bet the inventory control system also has some "under the table" sales that make more profit than the actual medical marijuana dispensary on many days.

They are discriminating against my church.

[LCMS? Love Cannabis Marijuana Smoke. (Sorry, Charles. I couldn't resist.)]

LOL.. Beer sprayed on screen alert.

15 posted on 07/12/2012 2:40:24 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
“I'd bet the inventory control system also has some “under the table” sales that make more profit than the actual medical marijuana dispensary on many days.”

The larger established shops are actually the most tightly controlled because they do not want to risk their huge legal profit. They have continuous control including scanning, weighing and sometimes even photographing at each point of transfer. If there is a discrepancy, every part of the shop is on camera and they can simply review the tape during the time of the discrepancy. They also typically pay their employees more than than most other business in the area would. That encourages employees to be honest and keep their jobs.

The hole in the wall shops are more likely to do under the table sales and not care about ‘lost’ inventory.

16 posted on 07/12/2012 2:58:09 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: PJ-Comix

On the other weed show (I forget the name of it), the brothers from Colorado all supported Ron Paul for President. I wonder if they’ll be voting for Romney or Obama come November? If Romney were a true Federalist he would denounce the 0bama regimes encroachment into California.


17 posted on 07/12/2012 3:09:14 PM PDT by lwd
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To: PJ-Comix

See, what they don’t realize is: Øbama and his pals want their cut see. So they’ll cut the state out of it and bring it back under ZerØcare. Then it will be FREE! Free pot for everybody. Yea! All you have to do is sign up for ZerØcare, and the taxpayers will pay the bill.

Øbama loves you man.

Chooms for everyone.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 3:24:21 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: PJ-Comix

I think this is the first time I’ve seen them say the name “Bush” without a sneer in their tone....simply because he
believes in states’ rights and “left them alone”. LOL!


19 posted on 07/12/2012 4:34:43 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson
Whether we like it or not, Obama believes federal law trumps all state laws, except if he wants to bend federal law for political/campaign purposes. Obama knows weed smokers have no other option but to vote for him. So he is free to strip state rights and consolidating power in the hands of the few in DC.

[Psst! Your stash of weed is hidden inside the Kewpie Doll I'm awarding you for having a brief moment of mental clarity.]

If you see more than one, you MIGHT be a pothead. :)

20 posted on 07/12/2012 4:40:33 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: PJ-Comix
after this California could become a toss up state.

Why not? Cally is already a slad tossing State.

21 posted on 07/12/2012 5:24:16 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: CSM

:: pre-assembled precious metals. ::

Brass and lead, I presume.


22 posted on 07/12/2012 5:26:22 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: PJ-Comix
They are discriminating against my church.

[LCMS? Love Cannabis Marijuana Smoke.

No, LDS.

Love Dope Smokin'.

23 posted on 07/12/2012 5:27:35 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: CSM

Meh. No worries.
Been doing well. I hope you’re doing the same.
Working. Target shooting every week.

Life is good.


24 posted on 07/12/2012 6:07:55 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: PJ-Comix
Many of these people are so ideologically died-in-the-wool that they can't understand that this is Obama's doing.

Died in the wool? Hmmmm, that opens interesting possibilities....

25 posted on 07/13/2012 5:25:54 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: RandallFlagg

Things are good here too, just working hard....I better keep it up as I have so many moochers to carry.

Take Care and KYPD.


26 posted on 07/13/2012 5:29:53 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: varyouga
The larger established shops are actually the most tightly controlled because they do not want to risk their huge legal profit.

This is also why teens report that they can get marijuana more easily than cigarettes or beer - sellers of the latter but not the former have a legal profit that would be put at risk by selling to teens.

27 posted on 07/13/2012 7:40:40 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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