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Pelosi calls on Obama to respect states’ rights, end medical marijuana raids (Hussein's fault!)
Yahoo ^ | 5/03/12 | Steven Nelson

Posted on 05/03/2012 7:15:44 PM PDT by Libloather

Pelosi calls on Obama to respect states’ rights, end medical marijuana raids
By Steven Nelson | The Daily Caller – 5 hrs ago

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants President Barack Obama to lay off the weed.

Reacting to an ongoing crackdown on medical marijuana facilities in California, Pelosi said in a Wednesday statement, “I have strong concerns about the recent actions by the federal government that threaten the safe access of medicinal marijuana to alleviate the suffering of patients in California.”

The California Democrat said that medical marijuana is “both a medical and a states’ rights issue.”

California legalized the use of medical marijuana in a 1996 initiative vote. It’s comically easy for many residents to acquire the necessary medical diagnosis to legally purchase the drug.

In 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration would “effectively end the Bush administration’s frequent raids on distributors of medical marijuana.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: abortion; california; cannabis; deathpanels; drugs; drugwar; libertarians; marijuana; medical; medicalmarijuana; medpot; nancypelosi; obamacare; pelosi; pot; raids; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd; zerocare
How does that affect Commiecare™? She may not know or care since she's exempt.
1 posted on 05/03/2012 7:15:56 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

HAHA...blatant pander to the OWS’ers.


2 posted on 05/03/2012 7:20:47 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Libloather

Aren’t we just a little selective on the “states rights” issues? AZ on immigration, other states on voter ID?


3 posted on 05/03/2012 7:21:01 PM PDT by RGF
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To: Libloather

We have 5-7 medical marijuana stores on one street. All of them have doctors onsite. They will prescribe for any ailment of pain.


4 posted on 05/03/2012 7:23:02 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: RGF
Aren’t we just a little selective on the “states rights” issues? AZ on immigration, other states on voter ID?

That is exactly what I was thinking.

The democrats are shameless.

5 posted on 05/03/2012 7:33:06 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: umgud

they should de regulate all prescription drugs and let people have what they want. the illuminate want to kill off 75% of the population is what I keep reading on numerous sites, so why not let people take what they want anyhow?


6 posted on 05/03/2012 7:34:13 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: umgud

I agree. On Venice Beach, they have tables set up outside these “dispensaries” with a nurse or doctor, who will listen to your complaint, then prescribe medical marijuana and give you a card, then you walk inside and buy dope, “legally”.

I was tempted to sign up, saying that I had too much ambition and did not cough enough, to see if that qualified. But I suspect I’d never get another Federal contract again. Cough


7 posted on 05/03/2012 7:36:01 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: television is just wrong

I don’t believe the law stops anybody from getting dope and if they legalized it, I don’t believe that many more folks would become dopers.


8 posted on 05/03/2012 7:41:32 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Irish Eyes

How many States are suing the gov’t over Pelosi’s all time favorite, Obamacare?


9 posted on 05/03/2012 7:42:34 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Libloather

No such thing as “medical” pot, especially in lala land where your kid can get a “prescription” for toe jam.


10 posted on 05/03/2012 7:45:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Libloather

OMG!!!! HAHAHAHA!!! Pelosi supports States Rights now. How cute.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 8:00:47 PM PDT by therut
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To: Libloather

12 posted on 05/03/2012 8:12:29 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Libloather

I know it’s not nice to kick a girl’s ass.
But just this one time?


13 posted on 05/03/2012 8:16:00 PM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: Libloather
Pelosi calls on Obama to respect states’ rights, end medical marijuana raids (Hussein's fault!)

States have rights?

Whodathought??

The uncoordinated senile marionette can't connect the dots that this might have a much bigger effect on COMMICARE?

Ha ha and ha!

14 posted on 05/03/2012 8:17:57 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Libloather
I think Obama is trying to jockey for government control and distribution of medical reefer. Just thin of the votes that would lock up.
15 posted on 05/03/2012 8:18:27 PM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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To: Libloather

Did I ever mention how much I loathe that woman?


16 posted on 05/03/2012 8:19:46 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: publius911

“Pelosi calls on Obama to respect states’ rights, end medical marijuana raids (Hussein’s fault!)
States have rights? Whodathought?? The uncoordinated senile marionette can’t connect the dots that this might have a much bigger effect on COMMICARE?


Nah, she’s too high....


17 posted on 05/03/2012 8:22:13 PM PDT by MWestMom (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, But the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: Libloather
This is SanFran Nan....

PLOSI_WANT

**********

This is SanFran Nan on some of that new-fangled Kaliforny "medication"....

PLOSII_JOKE

18 posted on 05/03/2012 8:27:38 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Libloather

Nazi is all for states rights as long as its CA and its drug rights.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 8:34:57 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Libloather
When they were pushing the Medical Marijuana Initiative in CA, the advertising focused on Cancer Patients suffering through Chemotherapy. The tears were flowing in the ads.

Nowadays, you can get a Medical Marijuana Card if you have Hay Fever. It was just a scam to get Marijuana Legalized.

The ironic part of this story is that I am the only person at work without one of those Cards, while I am the only person at work that has been through Chemotherapy, twice.

20 posted on 05/03/2012 8:40:48 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

wow.. must be hard to get a snack out of the machine huh?

How do people in CA pass employment drug screenings?


21 posted on 05/03/2012 8:54:15 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: RGF
Aren’t we just a little selective on the “states rights” issues? AZ on immigration, other states on voter ID?

Does Bob Stewart get his machine gun back?

22 posted on 05/03/2012 9:05:26 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Libloather

there is a lot more to states rights than the mj issue.


23 posted on 05/03/2012 9:16:37 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Libloather
October 2012.

1. Obama decides he is for Gay Marriage and promises to repeal DOMA, (even though he refused to enforce it anyway).

2. Obama decides that all Home Mortgages will be refinanced at One Percent Interest with no Income Qualifying or Appraisal required. It will be illegal to foreclose on a Home unless you are a prominent Democrat Donor. Coincidentally, George Clooney and Jon Corzine will partner on a new Housing Development called Pharaoh Obama Village.

3. Student Loans will be forgiven five years after Graduation. If you never Graduate, don't worry about it.

4. Parents will be able to keep their Children on their Health Insurance until the Children can apply for Medicare.

5. Gun Control will skip the wasteful Registration Phase and jump ahead to Total Confiscation. The Legaliation will be named “The Trayvon Martin Bill”. Obama will symbolically sign the Bill at the new George Zimmerman Museum of Racial Hatred. An Official Hoodie will be sold at the Museum Store with all proceeds sent to the Debbie Wasserman Schultz Center for the Cure of Frizzy Hair.

6. Talk Radio will be outlawed and replaced with an endless loop of President Obama singing Michelle Obama’s favorite Al Green Hits.

7. The entire U.S. Military will be outsourced to China after we sell them Taiwan and Israel to forgive the National Debt. Taiwan and Israel won't be notified of the Sale until our former Submarine Fleet's ICBM’s are targeted to strike Taiwan and Israel.

24 posted on 05/03/2012 9:27:16 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: cableguymn
I'm a retired Banker. Now I work Part Time with a bunch of old Musicians doing Band and Orchestra Instrument Rentals, Sales and Service.

They are all pretty straight laced, but I hear that they do partake at home when self medication is required. Small Company, no snack machines there. LOL

You would be surprised who has those Cards. Lots of old geezers my age and older. California, the What Me Worry State.

25 posted on 05/03/2012 9:42:56 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
In your opinion, should CA have authority under the Tenth Amendment to regulate intrastate marijuana as it chooses?

Or do you support fedgov authority under the Commerce Clause to overrule the states?

26 posted on 05/03/2012 10:13:14 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Ken H
IMHO - States Rights issue.

Personally, I have no problem with Marijuana being Legalized with the same restrictions that Alcohol and Cigarettes have.

In CA, even with the Liberal Medical Marijuana Laws, it really isn't a problem from my experience. I don't partake, but there are more than a few “Conservative”, or should I say “Libertarian” Freepers who have admitted using it.

Since Marijuana would have a “second hand smoke” issue that Alcohol does not have, there would need to be many more restrictions on its use.

27 posted on 05/03/2012 10:36:30 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Since Marijuana would have a “second hand smoke” issue that Alcohol does not have, there would need to be many more restrictions on its use.

You mean it would have to be regulated like cigarettes?

28 posted on 05/04/2012 1:33:12 AM PDT by Roland
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To: umgud

Some doctors will prescribe marijuana just for a rash on your foot. This is the problem with this whole game.


29 posted on 05/04/2012 1:39:30 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Roland
Let's see, restrictions on smoking it around children and young adults under 18, absolutely. Maybe that should be 21 like Alcohol.

Restricting possession and use to those 21 years or older, again like Alcohol. The only relation to Cigarette use is the fact that the smoke can be ingested by others who choose otherwise. In other words, not in Public.

I speak from experience. My older Brother took me to the Cream Farewell Concert when I was around 13 or so. We were in the Nosebleed seats at the Forum in L.A. (I think), and all I remember is the cloud of smoke rising to the ceiling. Never smelled it before then. That and the guy sitting one row down handing a Joint back to us which my Brother politely declined. He mentioned my young age to the generous fellow who apologized. It was a nice friendly No Bogart kind of crowd, if you know what I mean.

Like the song said, “Don't Bogart that joint my friend, pass it over to me”...

Absolutely no smoking it before or while operating vehicles, absolutely a must. Not sure how it is measured, but I'm sure there could be some standards. Don't really know.

As long as it doesn't affect someone else, no problem. I guess restricting it to indoor use on private property would be acceptable.

I'm not really into writing Legislation. Just common sense stuff that a consenting adult does behind closed doors.

I look at it the same way I look at Alcohol. Of course, it affects people differently and I hear the stuff they grow nowadays is nothing like the weak stuff that was around forty years ago. Heck, I had a Uncle tell me that they smoked Pot when he was a kid back in the Thirties.

30 posted on 05/04/2012 2:13:17 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

This should make the FINOs happy. Thanks Libloather.


31 posted on 05/04/2012 4:15:10 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Irish Eyes
Aren’t we just a little selective on the “states rights” issues? AZ on immigration, other states on voter ID?

That is exactly what I was thinking.

The democrats are shameless.

Republicans are just as shameless. They scream "states rights"  when it suits their purposes, but when the war on drugs comes into play, suddenly that's all out the window.

Is consistancy too much to ask?

32 posted on 05/04/2012 5:54:50 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: umgud; pepsionice; GeronL
It may be easy to get medical pot but it's not much harder to get legal heroin. All one needs is a doctor's signature, which is how it should be.

Opiates are incredibly physically addictive and even toxic at high doses. When taken out of their coating, they are pretty much identical to heroin. Pot is not physically addictive at all and completely non-toxic. It also impairs less than opiates.

I've seen many first-hand examples of people getting opiates like candy. Last month my friend jammed his finger and lost a nail. He got Vicodin just by saying the codeine was too weak. Another had a small surface cyst removed a few weeks ago. They gave him Percocet right away.

There are ‘pain clinics’ busted all the time for selling pills to anyone that comes in. If you think the people wearing tie-die in front of the pot shops are bad, check out the outright junkies shaking in front of these pill mills waiting for the doors to open in the morning. In fact, you often see the same types hanging around pharmacies.

33 posted on 05/04/2012 5:55:04 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: GeronL
No such thing as “medical” pot

False - the beneficial medicinal properties of marijuana are well established.

34 posted on 05/04/2012 10:18:41 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: SunkenCiv
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Is that a federalism ping list? Can I get on it?

35 posted on 05/04/2012 10:23:10 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: pepsionice
Some doctors will prescribe marijuana just for a rash on your foot. This is the problem with this whole game.

That's also true for other abusable medications - see post #33.

36 posted on 05/04/2012 10:26:04 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Ken H
Or do you support fedgov authority under the Commerce Clause to overrule the states?

I think you should rephrase the question, since (as I know you know) the feds have no legitimate Commerce Clause authority to regulate intrastate drug matters.

37 posted on 05/04/2012 10:30:43 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Morgana

bump


38 posted on 05/07/2012 6:43:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Libloather
Funny, she's okay with Schmuckie Schumer inserting himself into State's gun laws.
39 posted on 05/07/2012 6:45:46 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

good one!!


40 posted on 05/08/2012 9:48:07 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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