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(NORML)   America's largest pro-cannabis publication: We miss Bush, He gave all this money for Medical Marijuana studies and looked the other way on usage and had less raids. This Obama guy is like the Gestapo   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, obama, Northern District of California, Harborside, HHC, OPD, Controlled Substances Act, civil forfeiture, adult stores  
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1332 clicks; posted to Politics » on 14 Jul 2012 at 9:11 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-07-14 09:19:30 PM  
3 votes:
Shame on Obama for this but I'd rather see what he does the next four years than Romney's drug policy.
2012-07-14 08:20:04 PM  
2 votes:

cman: Refresh my memory, please.

Didn't Obama campaign on stopping this, or at least slowing this down?

Yeah, but let's be honest -- if he told the DoJ to lighten up, the Teahaddis would find every crime in every state that could POSSIBLY have involved medical marijuana, and claimed that Obonghit was causing rapes, murders, arsons and rapes. Now he can at least claim that he's "tough on drugs", which might get him some conservative Democrat votes. It's not like the libertarians were going to vote for him, and the people whose votes swing entirely on medical MJ aren't (probably) a very large crowd. It's a horrific political calculation, but in all likelihood its the right one for Obama. Even if it's the wrong one morally/ethically.
2012-07-14 09:53:07 PM  
1 vote:
Harborside is being targeted because:
A) They are HUGE.
B) They had their own TV show

They're just too high profile to look the other way. When you get your own TV show and spend every episode thumbing your nose at the federal government while documenting yourself breaking federal law, you are practically forcing the feds to take action.

Its just like when dad gives you chocolate cake for dinner when mom is out working late. As long as you keep quiet about it, dad will keep doing it. But as soon as you say "but dad let's us eat chocolate cake" when mom serves up some steamed veggies, you can damn well bet dad isn't going to be giving you chocolate cake for dinner again any time soon.
2012-07-14 09:34:34 PM  
1 vote:

wedun: cman: Refresh my memory, please.

Didn't Obama campaign on stopping this, or at least slowing this down?

Obama has taken every opportunity to tell cannabis fans to fark off.

If Obama isn't pro-weed they lose their biggest talking point to support individual states defying federal law defying the health care plan.
2012-07-14 09:34:16 PM  
1 vote:
I don't know what these pot guys are on about, he made his feelings clear:

The president stressed that this is a personal position, and that he still supports the concept of states' deciding the issue on their own. Link
2012-07-14 09:33:23 PM  
1 vote:
It would be nice to see Eric 'keepin busy' Holder sidelined for Obama's second term.
2012-07-14 09:17:31 PM  
1 vote:
Let me guess, they endorse RON PAUL right?
2012-07-14 06:58:22 PM  
1 vote:
Wait, I thought the medical marijuana thing was trotted out as the b-b-but Obama whenever someone mentioned states defying the Federal government about the healthcare plan.
2012-07-14 06:42:25 PM  
1 vote:
I thought Obama was the libbiest lib that ever libbed? It's almost as if he's a center right politician....

2012-07-14 05:58:11 PM  
1 vote:
dopers weren't getting killed needlessly in Iraq - send them first next war.
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