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Judging From Prosecutions, Obama Is 80 Percent Worse Than Bush on Medical Marijuana

Jacob Sullum|

 

Jun. 14, 2013 12:14 pm

 

According to a new report from California NORML, "over 335 defendants have been charged with federal crimes related to medical marijuana in states with medical marijuana laws." Despite Barack Obama's promises of prosecutorial restraint in this area, "153 medical marijuana cases have been brought in the 4¼ years of the

Obama administration, nearly as many as under the 8 years of the Bush administration (163)." In other words, Obama is averaging 36 medical marijuana prosecutions a year, compared to 20 a year under his predecessor. And although Attorney General Eric Holder has repeatedly claimed the Justice Department is not targeting suppliers who comply with state law, "the DOJ has targeted many facilities that were in full compliance with local laws and regulations."

 

The overwhelming majority of these cases, 259, involve California dispensaries. California NORML also counts at least 31 cases in Montana, 15 in Nevada, 12 in Michigan, 10 in Washington, six in Oregon, and two in Colorado. Nine out of 10 cases concluded so far have resulted in convictions, with 158 defendants receiving prison sentences totaling more than 480 years. About 50 are in federal prison right now, while others await sentencing or have been sentenced but have not begun serving their time yet.

 

Yesterday Americans for Safe Access released a report that puts the price tag for these prosecutions at $500 million. "Far outspending all of his predecessors," it says, "President Obama has dedicated nearly $300 million to such enforcement efforts, despite his repeated pledges to not use Justice Department funds in this way."

 

And who are these dangerous characters the feds are spending your tax dollars to put behind bars? This description from California NORML gives you an idea:

One seriously ill defendant, Richard Flor, has died while in federal prison, and two others, Peter McWilliams and Steve McWilliams (no relation) died while being denied access to medical marijuana on bail. Other seriously ill patients who have who have been sentenced to lengthy terms include Dale Schafer, a hemophiliac currently serving 5 years along with his wife Mollie Fry, a cancer patient (pictured above); Vernon Rylee, who served nearly 5 years in a wheelchair (pictured right), and Jerry Duval.

More details on federal medical marijuana defendants here.

 

Read Original Story at: http://reason.com/blog/2013/06/14/obama-is-80-percent-worse-than-bush-on-m

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That definitely has to be factored into this increase in patients being arrested but for sure the total opposite from what we hoped in 08 but I doubt it would have been any better under a Romney white house but who are we kidding all of Washington is corrupt and there is no such thing as a division of party's they are all out to screw the people of this country.

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The vast vast majority of these federal busts are dispensaries and people growing LARGE amounts of cannabis.

 

 Yes they were patients... but not just a patient.

 

 It still sucks anyone is getting in trouble... but you have to look at the numbers realisticly.

 

 Ya have to be crazy to think things in the mmj movement are worse than during Bush. :-) Heck even Clinton for that matter.

 

 We had zero dispensaries in Michigan. Colorado went from around 30 to 700. California went from 2000 to 4000. Oregon went from zero to a hundred. Washington State went from 5 to 100 now.

 

 I mean... ya really have to put it into context.

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" The overwhelming majority of these cases, 259, involve California dispensaries.

California NORML also counts at least 31 cases in Montana,

15 in Nevada,

12 in Michigan,

10 in Washington,

six in Oregon,

and two in Colorado.

Nine out of 10 cases concluded so far have resulted in convictions. 

 

Thank you ASAtoDispensaries.

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Still...even with those numbers, you have to ask why?i dont think it matters much who are president is.if hillary clinton had one it would of been the same two familys in the white house for almost two decades...that alone should be a red flag to us citizens.

yep and when jeb bush wins it will be 3 bushes as prez in my lifetime, just imagine, a dad who served 8 yrs as vice prez and 4 as prez, 1st son 8 yrs as prez, and most def the 3rd son as prez for 8 yrs, it always takes at least 8 yrs to fix what the dems broke after they have been in for 8 yrs, if ole jeb dont run, a rep will def win either way!  At least that is what my christal ball says, bawahahahaha!

 

Peace

Jim

 

 

p.s or maybe it always takes a dem 8 yrs after a repub is in their, but you can count on a repub prez next!

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p.s or maybe it always takes a dem 8 yrs after a repub is in their, but you can count on a repub prez next!

yep and when jeb bush wins it will be 3 bushes as prez in my lifetime, just imagine, a dad who served 8 yrs as vice prez and 4 as prez, 1st son 8 yrs as prez, and most def the 3rd son as prez for 8 yrs, it always takes at least 8 yrs to fix what the dems broke after they have been in for 8 yrs, if ole jeb dont run, a rep will def win either way!  At least that is what my christal ball says, bawahahahaha!

 

 

Not if they run a tea party darling like Ted Cruz.  Which I believe they will.  (Ted can't run for president anyway.  He wasn't born in the US, he's Canadian.)

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Not if they run a tea party darling like Ted Cruz.  Which I believe they will.  (Ted can't run for president anyway.  He wasn't born in the US, he's Canadian.)

why not obama ran w/o showing his birth cert, or is that a conspiracy theory to the 3rd degree lol!

 

Peace

Jim

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Judging From Prosecutions, Obama Is 80 Percent Worse Than Bush on Medical Marijuana

Jacob Sullum|

 

Jun. 14, 2013 12:14 pm

 

According to a new report from California NORML, "over 335 defendants have been charged with federal crimes related to medical marijuana in states with medical marijuana laws." Despite Barack Obama's promises of prosecutorial restraint in this area, "153 medical marijuana cases have been brought in the 4¼ years of the

Obama administration, nearly as many as under the 8 years of the Bush administration (163)." In other words, Obama is averaging 36 medical marijuana prosecutions a year, compared to 20 a year under his predecessor. And although Attorney General Eric Holder has repeatedly claimed the Justice Department is not targeting suppliers who comply with state law, "the DOJ has targeted many facilities that were in full compliance with local laws and regulations."

 

The overwhelming majority of these cases, 259, involve California dispensaries. California NORML also counts at least 31 cases in Montana, 15 in Nevada, 12 in Michigan, 10 in Washington, six in Oregon, and two in Colorado. Nine out of 10 cases concluded so far have resulted in convictions, with 158 defendants receiving prison sentences totaling more than 480 years. About 50 are in federal prison right now, while others await sentencing or have been sentenced but have not begun serving their time yet.

 

Yesterday Americans for Safe Access released a report that puts the price tag for these prosecutions at $500 million. "Far outspending all of his predecessors," it says, "President Obama has dedicated nearly $300 million to such enforcement efforts, despite his repeated pledges to not use Justice Department funds in this way."

Some lies on Obama's part, such as this, are merely egregious; others are criminial (IRS, Bengzihi) impeach the lying African. 

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Not if they run a tea party darling like Ted Cruz.  Which I believe they will.  (Ted can't run for president anyway.  He wasn't born in the US, he's Canadian.)

 

 

 I always wonder why fabulously wealthy people (like the Koch brothers) throw their support behind the Tea Party darlings. What does the Tea Party offer them? I mean, I know that the Tea Party is all about freedom, but wouldn't possessing a billion dollars make you feel pretty free enough? And when the Tea Party speaks about freedom, they are talking about freedom from government regulation. Why then do they support government regulation of abortion and government regulation of the border? Why do they carry signs supporting Medicare and Farm subsidies? It doesn't make sense to me.

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 I always wonder why fabulously wealthy people (like the Koch brothers) throw their support behind the Tea Party darlings. What does the Tea Party offer them? I mean, I know that the Tea Party is all about freedom, but wouldn't possessing a billion dollars make you feel pretty free enough? And when the Tea Party speaks about freedom, they are talking about freedom from government regulation. Why then do they support government regulation of abortion and government regulation of the border? Why do they carry signs supporting Medicare and Farm subsidies? It doesn't make sense to me.

yea dont that make ya wonder,,You know what I wonder about? why is it any ones business what news I watch(I watch all stations) or what political party I want in office!  so dems are the best in the world,,,,the only thing they are good for is tax and spend, remember that saying that has never been lost on dems, oh plus all of the wellfare people, have more babys get more money, get all of your babys on wellfare when they grow up, how many generations of wellfare familys do we need?

 

Peace

Jim

 

edit= fox has the sexiest blondes!  better than all other news channels, if you can lead me to one like it, well I will check it out, I dont care what they are saying, I only look at the pictures lmao!

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I thought you may like this cell, lol!

 

http://www.jacksonforlg.com/the-speech-that-rocked-virginia/

 

 

 

 

 

E.W. Jackson’s vision inspired and united Richmond and his words have rocked Virginia. We need your help to continue to spread the agenda to help keep Virginia the best state to do business in America, to empower our families to have a choice in how their children are educated, and to bring all Virginians together based on the very shared values that founded this great nation.

The Democrats and their allies are scared. They’re afraid of voices that seek to inspire and unite instead of deride and divide. They’re afraid of people who are willing to stand up and fight for the values that matter most to them and their communities.

They’re afraid of YOU. They want you to give up. Let’s tell them that we’re not going anywhere!

 

 

Peace

Jim

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I thought you may like this cell, lol!

 

http://www.jacksonforlg.com/the-speech-that-rocked-virginia/

 

 

 

 

 

E.W. Jackson’s vision inspired and united Richmond and his words have rocked Virginia. We need your help to continue to spread the agenda to help keep Virginia the best state to do business in America, to empower our families to have a choice in how their children are educated, and to bring all Virginians together based on the very shared values that founded this great nation.

The Democrats and their allies are scared. They’re afraid of voices that seek to inspire and unite instead of deride and divide. They’re afraid of people who are willing to stand up and fight for the values that matter most to them and their communities.

They’re afraid of YOU. They want you to give up. Let’s tell them that we’re not going anywhere!

 

 

Peace

Jim

 

 

But is he in favor of legalizing marijuana? Is that one of "the shared values that founded this great nation" and "one of the values that matter most"? I seriously doubt it. The values he is talking about are the ones that say abortion, homosexuality, and science should be banned by the government and religion should be taught in schools. Same old conservative/Republican "values". These people haven't changed in centuries.

They always trot out the Constitution as justification for their agenda. What a joke. The Constitution was set up to protect the average Joe from over reach by the government. Aren't they kind of over reaching when they say that the government should be able to determine what a woman does with her body and who is an acceptable sex partner for a citizen? And there is no question that the framers of the Constitution did not want government and religion to mix.

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Honestly I think that's exactly what they want so they can enact Martial law .

 

Yup.

 

Rolling out martial law may depend on the percentage of citizens who partake in the uprising. If 60% of the population supports an uprising, the government would be hard pressed to contain that many people.

 

But that is never going to happen. We have a system in place to prevent the need for an uprising - Democracy. If people become informed on the issues, and not lap up all the propaganda (the "News"), we can create the America that we all want.

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Yup.

 

Rolling out martial law may depend on the percentage of citizens who partake in the uprising. If 60% of the population supports an uprising, the government would be hard pressed to contain that many people.

 

But that is never going to happen. We have a system in place to prevent the need for an uprising - Democracy. If people become informed on the issues, and not lap up all the propaganda (the "News"), we can create the America that we all want.

 

 

we can create the America that we all want i will add Or Had

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Our government is now owned and run by large corporations that can buy the political voting machinery to get the legislation passed that they choose for their own interests, which they cloak and hide behind slogans and the fear that we are going to lose freedoms that we already lost a long time ago.

 

I personally became certain that we were all being made fools of when a conservative Republican (G.W.Bush) used government money in a socialist move to bail out the banks and large corporations in 2008 during the economic crash which was brought on by the very same people that received the bailout money ... the LARGEST SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAM this country has EVER seen... and all done by a CONSERVATIVE Republican.

 

This political game is a very large joke that, for some reason, many of us are still buying into.

 

But I'll keep right on voting (independent / libertarian / green party) just for the hell of it... everybody needs a hobby.

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