Skip to comments.Feds won't give assurance on medical pot
Posted on 07/01/2011 4:11:36 PM PDT by george76
The U.S. Justice Department says that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws... Deputy Attorney General James Cole said a 2009 memo by then-Deputy Attorney General David Ogden did not give states cover from prosecution.
Starting in February, 10 U.S. attorney's offices have asserted they have the authority to prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws. Prosecutors, the states complained, are not even willing to declare that state employees who implement such laws are immune from prosecution.
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Federalism??? We don’t need no steeeenkin federalism!
(I hate having idiots for friends but what can you do?)
Whether you agree or disagree with state positions on MJ, the feds have no business in the matter.
medical pot is a fiction.
especially when the quacks “prescribing” it work for the pot shop and have a 100% rate of “prescribing” it.
That would violate dozens of laws if hospitals and clinics ran that way.
This "war" is over. We have these shops on every other corner it seems. Last 4-20 they gathered in Civic Center Park to have a mass smoke-in -- under police supervision.
Legalize it, regulate it, and get the Mexican drug gangs out of the distribution chain.
Maybe the Mexican government is complaining about all of the business that Mexico is losing to the American “Mom and Pop” growers.
First, I don't smoke pot. With that out of the way...
Why is our government so adept with respect to arresting its own citizens, but at the same time it refuses to enforce the law regarding our sovereignty. Millions of illegals go to and fro on our border. Laws are passed so that the police can't even seize illegals.
This is the greatest problem right now?
Hey government, get off your @$$eS and protect our borders. The way you treat your own citizens is shameful compared to how you treat illegals. We are second class citizens when it comes to illegal immigrants. So shut up, because you don't care about us, all you do is pander to illegal minorities for votes. And kick us to the curb at the same time.
Another 0 promise goes up in smoke
Why, medical quackery is illegal.
When my friends told me that I looked them in the eye and said “That will be the first promise he has kept.” They had nothing further to say. lol
What a vicious little government thug...
I'm sure there are others who haven't missed the irony of us being caught between a rock and a hard spot. On the one hand legalizing dope is generally a libtard cause; on the other, states rights and 10th Amendment issues generally a conservative cause, particularly since Jug Ears was coronated. We're left defending a practice we generally find destructive to advance a greater principle of a limited feral government.
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The refutation of a dilema is performed according to the philosophical rules of logic by either grasping one of the horns, or escaping between them. Either demonstrate one or the other horn is invalid and the problem is solved; or propose another solution (thereby nullifying the dilema).
I can not condone libertarian idealism because I’m a pragmatist and realist. Libertarianism is nothing but pie-in-the-sky utopian idealism.
In an ideal world communism would be great also, but given human nature it ultimately is one of the most evil forms of governance.
If but for the socialst nanny-state predeliction of our Overlord leaders, there’s nothing wrong with letting people fail and conduct in sefl-destructive behavior. Same with immigration, let anybody in that wants to come in; there aren’t any government programs for them to parasite off of. Eventually they’ll go back to where they came from (or go somewhere else, e.g., Canada).
What business does the government have telling people not to be stupid? What business does government have in outlawing stupidity? You want to smoke crack? Idiot. I’m not going to stop you. But my Smith & Wesson will make sure you don’t leave my premesis with my belongings to feed your habit.
On the other hand, does society have a right to protect itself from practices that are known to be a danger to society itself? For exsample: is it a crime to operate a motor vehicle with 0.30 BAC? Or is it a crime to crash into and kill somebody? Or is it so DANGEROUS to drive with BAC 0.30 that it is considered wantonly and depraved recklessness? Same with illicit drug use, prostitution, etc. (all those libertarian ideals of ‘freedom’).
I'm sorry, but it's enough to make you ill. I know I'm sick of it.
No rock, no hard spot. Principle is principle. Either we believe in the 10th or we don’t. I even thought it was a good idea when Boooosh was POTUS.
No it wouldn't. Even in theory, the collective gets to tell you what to do under communism. It's inherently tyrannical.
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