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Feds raid pot-laced-candy factory
Boston Globe ^ | September 28, 2007 | By Paul Elias

Posted on 09/28/2007 1:27:37 AM PDT by ninonitti

Edited on 09/28/2007 1:32:58 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

SAN FRANCISCO --Federal agents said Thursday they shut down a factory that made marijuana-laced barbecue sauce, chocolate-covered pretzels and other "enhanced" snacks intended for medical users of the drug.

The Drug Enforcement Administration said it arrested three people Wednesday and was looking for a fourth who operated Oakland-based Tainted Inc.


(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: children; dope; law; medicine; statesrights; unsanitary; weed
"Rice Krispy treats."

Another favorite becomes a victim in the WOD

1 posted on 09/28/2007 1:27:41 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: ninonitti

Goodbye, good riddance..

2 posted on 09/28/2007 2:51:46 AM PDT by LowOiL (Duncan Hunter .. a man you're not ashamed to support full heartedly..)
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To: ninonitti

How much $$$ has this company donated to Ron Paul?


3 posted on 09/28/2007 2:57:44 AM PDT by Baladas
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To: ninonitti
This is an example of where social conservatism is a drag on society; a tyrant under color of the law. All the laws regulating marijuana are a direct result of the effort by an oligarchy to control behavior and protect the members of the oligarchy's interests in business. It was done to deny an intoxicant of modest price and availability, while promoting one far more detrimental to society, difficult to produce and distribute ...

The excise tax system was corrupted in order to pick-and-choose who would and who would not grow hemp, and to manage that production with police state actions against the new class of felons -- the poor and itinerant workers of America -- those who were otherwise slaves to alcohol and its poor ability to stave off the misery of their lives.

The tyrants of government aren't satisfied with their taxes, now, and don't even attempt to collect them! Instead, they deny states their constitutional privilege to assume the rights not enumerated to the government and where they have legitimized the medical use of marijuana ... They raid against state law and in the state where this activity is controlled and legal to deny a right they maintain under the constitution; both state and individuals involved!

In this regard, at failing in directing this agency not to f'around with states rights, this administration is just another example of petty tyranny supporting an ancient oligarchy ... and is that what our soldiers are fighting for in Iraq? Anti-constitutional Repression under color of the law ... tax law?
4 posted on 09/28/2007 3:14:53 AM PDT by tadowe
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To: Lijahsbubbe; martin_fierro; aculeus; dighton
Oakland-based Tainted Inc.

Well, at least it wasn't a tattoo parlor.

5 posted on 09/28/2007 3:18:00 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: tadowe

LOL.


6 posted on 09/28/2007 3:22:50 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: tadowe

Hey, are you a Ron Paul supporter? You sure sound like one - if so, can you answer my question?

Legalize industrial hemp, w00t!!!


7 posted on 09/28/2007 3:26:37 AM PDT by Baladas
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To: ninonitti

Well. I certainly feel a lot safer now and am glad that the feds are using their personnel and funding for such a worthy purpose.

(Que the Drug Warriors(Armchair Division.))


8 posted on 09/28/2007 4:30:53 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Attila the Hun... wasn't he a liberal?)
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To: tadowe

Remember, Freedom is something we want for ourselves, not the other guy. Want proof? Go look up a tobacco thread.


9 posted on 09/28/2007 4:33:06 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Thinkin' Gal; Lijahsbubbe; martin_fierro; dighton
Oakland-based Tainted Inc.

Suggestion to owners: Now that you're busted, sell the corporate shell to the Chinese.

10 posted on 09/28/2007 5:30:28 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: tadowe
All the laws regulating marijuana are a direct result of the effort by an oligarchy to control behavior and protect the members of the oligarchy's interests in business.

Yes, it's all a Big Conspiracy by The Man to harsh your buzz and keep you down so The People like, can't recognize that Everything is One, man. Far out.

11 posted on 09/28/2007 5:36:24 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: Wolfie

Remember when this used to be a small government, pro freedom website?

The times, they are a changing.


12 posted on 09/28/2007 6:11:33 AM PDT by t_skoz ("let me be who I am - let me kick out the jams!")
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To: ninonitti

Gosh I feel safer already.


13 posted on 09/28/2007 6:13:59 AM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: ninonitti

They were having a substantial effect on commerce among the several states, doncha know.


14 posted on 09/28/2007 6:19:10 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: t_skoz

“Remember when this used to be a small government, pro freedom website?

The times, they are a changing.”

Yep. Now it’s a small government, pro-freedom except when I want the feds to keep people from doing something that I think is immoral website.


15 posted on 09/28/2007 6:20:08 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: t_skoz

Yeah, I fell for that too. It was really just an anti-Clinton website, dressed up with a pro-Constitutional slant. As soon as Bush took office, Feds Uber Alles became the norm.


16 posted on 09/28/2007 6:28:26 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: wideawake
Uhh dude your screen name is like a joke, right?

This is just another example of a Gubmint mindset that reacts to what is citizens are doing.

Hello, Nanny State?

Big difference from when this country was started

17 posted on 09/28/2007 6:28:50 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: ninonitti
This is just another example of a Gubmint mindset that reacts to what is citizens are doing.

Like, totally dude. It's an inside job, man.

Big difference from when this country was started

"Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington, man, and everyday George would come home, she would have a big fat bowl waiting for him, man, when he come in the door, man, she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man."

18 posted on 09/28/2007 6:51:00 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: wideawake

The way it was told to me was she’d roll him a big fatty of the mad kronik.....then they’d lay around the shanty and get a mad buzz on and rejoice King George wasn’t on their case.
Word


19 posted on 09/28/2007 7:14:50 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: ninonitti

Sounds doobyous.


20 posted on 09/28/2007 7:20:28 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: ninonitti
Federal authorities contend that marijuana is an illegal drug, no matter how it used or who uses it, and they don't honor the state laws.
21 posted on 09/28/2007 9:58:32 AM PDT by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: t_skoz
Remember when this used to be a small government, pro freedom website?

That was a loooong time ago man.

22 posted on 09/28/2007 10:00:28 AM PDT by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: ninonitti

Wow, more tax dollars wasted to protect us from a naturally growing plant. Yippee.


23 posted on 09/28/2007 10:00:39 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: tacticalogic
Sounds doobyous.

Stuneing

24 posted on 09/28/2007 12:01:44 PM PDT by ninonitti
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To: Baladas

I am not a member of any party. I lean toward Washington’s opinion of partisanship.

It is unconstitutional to directly tax individuals by the federal government. It is unconstitutional to apply an excise tax as a direct tax against an individual.

Not hearing a case by the Supreme Court, using those defenses, doesn’t change the illegal nature of using the color of law to repress and deny a right, or rights, to individuals.

Your apparent mockery of my comments gives the impression that you support such misuses of government and the constitution. I’m disappointed by that ends-justify-the-means appearance of support for repression.


25 posted on 10/01/2007 4:54:49 AM PDT by tadowe
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To: Wolfie
“Remember, Freedom is something we want for ourselves, not the other guy.”

Your cynicism is unhelpful, at best. Why even reply if you are so comfortable with such repression?

“Want proof? Go look up a tobacco thread.”

It is the reason that ‘democratic’ agreement should be mocked as ‘mob rule’ when it adopts repression of individuals for their rightful choices. The tyranny of the majority is what the Founding Fathers hoped to end/moderate with our republican system.

Instead, you address me mockingly, even patronizingly, and dismiss my concerns in support of the mob; which you appear to give the power to do so by simply seizing it, a fait accompli, unstoppable ...

Sad.

26 posted on 10/01/2007 5:08:53 AM PDT by tadowe
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To: wideawake
“Yes, it’s all a Big Conspiracy by The Man to harsh your buzz and keep you down so The People like, can’t recognize that Everything is One, man. Far out.”

I think I must be at the Daily Kos! Mockery in response to constitutional concerns in regards to states’ rights!?!

Or, are you down here from Kos or some other Leftist/Democratic site, and looking to troll your insults here, for a laugh and to mock some conservatives?

If you are, then of course there will be no reason forthcoming from your keyboard. And, I probably won’t be seeing your nick around much with this kind of commentary you think pertinent and appropriate.

27 posted on 10/01/2007 5:17:27 AM PDT by tadowe
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To: tadowe
I think I must be at the Daily Kos!

Totally, dude. The Feds put some kind of secret chemical in your bud to fool you into thinking DailyKos was FR, man.

Mockery in response to constitutional concerns in regards to states’ rights!?!

Perhaps you confused FR with the League Of The South website.

Or, are you down here from Kos or some other Leftist/Democratic site, and looking to troll your insults here, for a laugh and to mock some conservatives?

Righteous, captain! I totally fooled people on this site for, like, nine years, in a long-term plan to undermine a core conservative principle that has animated the GOP platform for years: namely the right of scam artists to sell dope.

28 posted on 10/01/2007 5:26:26 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: ninonitti
The hypocrisy with the governments is this. The states are in the BOOZE business which has killed more people, ruined more marriages and health than marijuana.

The only reason mary jane is illegal is because they can not TAX it. Period. Like moonshine.

29 posted on 10/01/2007 5:28:09 AM PDT by JackDanielsOldNo7 (On guard until the seal is broken)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
Hey have a STATE monopoly on booze in NH-don't know about other states......and big Kennedy money came in from bootlegging.

Why, I understand a presidental candidate or two is married into Big Booze money.

The hypocracy isn't suprising just the lengths that gubmint goes to rationalize it.

30 posted on 10/01/2007 6:33:05 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: ninonitti

Medicine.

Yeah................


31 posted on 10/01/2007 6:36:00 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
Medicine. Yeah................

You won't see me taking it for a headache.

But I can't see where the costs to have cops round folks up, courts try them and jailers guard them can be justified by any measure.

Just another excuse the Public Safety Industry to grow bigger at the expense of our liberty.

32 posted on 10/01/2007 11:19:22 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: wideawake
Wideawake sneers, "Totally, dude. The Feds put some kind of secret chemical in your bud to fool you into thinking DailyKos was FR, man."

I know that Leftist/Democratics like you always attempt to turn the subject into the target they stalk to mock and revile. You are sociopaths who only care about your ability to demean and dehumanize your target(s), and are actually incapable of reasonable discussion.

"Perhaps you confused FR with the League Of The South website."

Yes, you Leftist/Democratics like to mock the South, now that conservative Democratics have realized just how unpatriotic and socialistic you subversives are. That allows you another 'evil' icon to compare the persons you attack and libel on the internet. You sadists are sick, know that?

"Righteous, captain! I totally fooled people on this site for, like, nine years, in a longterm plan to undermine a core conservative principle that has animated the GOP platform for years: namely the right of scam artists to sell dope."

I'm surprised a stalker like you has managed to last that length of time, here. Someone like you who seeks schadenfreude from mocking a serious expression of constitutional concern. You must have a great deal of disrespect for yourself, inside. I'm sorry for you.

33 posted on 10/01/2007 11:17:02 PM PDT by tadowe
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