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2013-07-25 11:21:30 AM
Agents told her the raid was part of a two-year investigation


Five minutes:  Look up law saying marijuana is illegal

Four hours, tops:  Notice that person is selling marijuana openly and publicly.

One year, 364 1/2 days:  Sitting on ass drawing government salary
 
2013-07-25 11:22:14 AM
The lack of detail and officials silence on justification for the raids is a little disturbing.

Are these dispensaries actually engaging in inter-state sales or are they just being harassed because fark You, We Can?
 
2013-07-25 11:22:51 AM
The war on drugs right now resembles the war in the pacific after we dropped the two atomic bombs on Japan:

It's OVER, but there are plenty of people out there who are still fighting for their lives who have not gotten the message yet.

The anti pot brigade is in danger of losing funding, and being replaced by not only eliminating their JOBS, but by replacing them with an INCOME STREAM, and let me tell you that that has to Hurt.  Here you have hung your career on being an anti-drug warrior and now the earth crumbles beneath your feet.

We need to feel compassion for the drug warriors, we need to make sure that we can take care of them as they make the transition from Parasite to productive member of society.  I think that some of our income from pot sales should be earmarked for medical and psychological care for former drug warriors - even if we need to get them prosthetic drug sniffing dogs and other crutches to help them adjust to the new world.

If there is one reason for me to hate President Obama it is because he smoked dope as a member of the Choom Gang, and is still able to be a hypocrite on the issue.  If the president still had his balls, he would sack Eric Holder, and use his pen to declassify pot and tell the FDA/DEA, and etc. to SUCK IT.

But he's not got the manhood left.  I'm sorry for him.
 
2013-07-25 11:22:58 AM
My guess is the ones that were raided stood up to the IRS audits the Feds use to shut down the California dispensaries.
 
2013-07-25 11:23:06 AM

Faith Logic Passion: I'm not in favor of legalizing marijuana


how old are you?
 
2013-07-25 11:24:37 AM

Faith Logic Passion: I'm not in favor of legalizing marijuana, but unless these dealers were involved in transporting this stuff directly to another state (interstate commerce) than this is WAY out of line for the Feds, Constitutionally.

But, then again, when was the last time the Constitution really mattered in our society?

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Perhaps you should use an image of FDR or Nixon.
 
2013-07-25 11:24:45 AM

Headso: Faith Logic Passion: I'm not in favor of legalizing marijuana

how old are you?


Go easy on him. He lost a cousin to marijuana injections. One needle and he died.
 
2013-07-25 11:26:08 AM

spagunk: Apparently everything ISN'T going to be alright!


+1
 
2013-07-25 11:27:37 AM

randomjsa: So are they making an example out of this one or what? More to come? This doesn't make sense.


I can't say that I know more on it than what's in the article, but my guess is that the raided dispensaries had some "extra-curricular" activities going on (trafficking to other states, dealing in heavier narcotics, etc.) that were under investigation prior to when Washington state legalized possession of marijuana.  Again, I'm not too knowledgeable on the law, but I figure if there  was a full-blown anti-marijuana move by the feds, there would be a legal movement by the feds to sue the state or strike down the law.
 
2013-07-25 11:27:52 AM
There has to be more to the story here since the article said this was part of a two year investigation. My guess is that this dispensaries were selling to people without medical cards.
 
2013-07-25 11:28:55 AM
According to the amazingly reliable and accurate wikipedia, the DEA has over 10,000 employees.  For those of you putting this solely at Obama's feet, are you really that confident he's personally overseeing all 10,000 of these people?  If so, how does he find the time to do this AND tell every single employee of the IRS how to do their jobs?
 
2013-07-25 11:29:01 AM

scottydoesntknow: Headso: Faith Logic Passion: I'm not in favor of legalizing marijuana

how old are you?

Go easy on him. He lost a cousin to marijuana injections. One needle and he died.


Judging by his profile, I'd say he's anti-legalization because it would cut into his profits.
 
2013-07-25 11:29:59 AM

OnlyM3: nekom


scottydoesntknow: They're fighting a losing battle, and they know it.

So fight back. Spread the word about jury nullification, but don't EVER hint to a judge that you are even aware of it. I will not have any part in sending someone to prison for possession of a relatively harmless plant. That's patently absurd.
An interesting idea, but ultimately not workable.

1- Even coked up fools support the drug laws, once given the power to punish.

2- Most drug "crimes" don't even come to trial. Prosecutors threaten life sentences to scare the $@%% out of people and force them into plea deals.


97% of folks indicted for Federal crimes plea-bargain. Win for the prosecution.
Of the 3% that go to trial, the chance of winning is 1in 212.

/liberty and justice for all
 
2013-07-25 11:33:16 AM
Good, these low life drug peddlers need to be locked up in Gitmo for putting our children at risk. Everyone knows that one hit of the Devil's Lettuce dooms you to a life of morbid obesity, chronic masturbation, and radical leftism, much like your typical Politics tab poster.
 
2013-07-25 11:33:57 AM

cman: [www.crestock.com image 473x497]


Change We Can Believe In??

How about a President we can believe?
 
2013-07-25 11:34:03 AM

Grimble Crumble: Agents told her the raid was part of a two-year investigation


Five minutes:  Look up law saying marijuana is illegal

Four hours, tops:  Notice that person is selling marijuana openly and publicly.

One year, 364 1/2 days:  Sitting on ass drawing government salary


That's a big part of the reason that I think there must be more to the story than "Oh, look, it's one of the thousands of dispensaries in the US, let's bust it".  If they just wanted to close them all down under Federal law, it really wouldn't take all that much time or effort to close them up.
 
2013-07-25 11:35:10 AM

Faith Logic Passion: I'm not in favor of legalizing marijuana


so you think someone smokes some herb, they should go to jail and/or have an arrest record?  why?
 
2013-07-25 11:35:44 AM

Konowalchuk22: According to the amazingly reliable and accurate wikipedia, the DEA has over 10,000 employees.  For those of you putting this solely at Obama's feet, are you really that confident he's personally overseeing all 10,000 of these people?  If so, how does he find the time to do this AND tell every single employee of the IRS how to do their jobs?


If he's incapable of running the executive branch, either he isn't capable of being President or the parts he is incapable of running shouldn't exist.

Now I'm happy with his removal and/or eliminating the DEA, but which do you choose?
 
2013-07-25 11:36:17 AM
I dont even smoke and I'm ready for it to be legal. It would be nice because then my roomates room wont smell like the art teachers office.
 
2013-07-25 11:37:50 AM

scottydoesntknow: Headso: Faith Logic Passion: I'm not in favor of legalizing marijuana

how old are you?

Go easy on him. He lost a cousin to marijuana injections. One needle and he died.


That was my friend's cousin. He injected 3 drugs of the pot dope and went crazy. The cops had to shoot him to end his pain.
 
2013-07-25 11:41:14 AM

offmymeds: That was my friend's cousin. He injected 3 drugs of the pot dope and went crazy. The cops had to shoot him to end his pain.


Consider him lucky. My brother's friend's sister was bludgeoned to death by her weed-crazed boyfriend over a pint of Cherry Garcia. They had to identify her by her dental records. :(
 
2013-07-25 11:41:25 AM
cdn.meme.li

This is the guy you have to thank for this, not Obama.

fark this guy.
 
2013-07-25 11:42:40 AM
You can thank the helpful lobbyists from the pharmaceutical companies and your friendly liquor/adult beverage producers for the continued charade.  Mom is in the final stages of terminal pancreatic cancer, and one of the first things she did was get her medical marijuana card.  The difference it has made is incredible - has extended her time and quality of life.  Thanks Arizona, for having sensible citizens!

/Fark Self-interested lobbyists
/Fark the feds for this short-sigtedness
 
2013-07-25 11:43:15 AM
And its about damn time!!

The last thing Seattle needs is another stoned hippy on the street.
 
2013-07-25 11:43:52 AM

groppet: I dont even smoke and I'm ready for it to be legal. It would be nice because then my roomates room wont smell like the art teachers office.


Like legalization would change that. Just saying.
 
2013-07-25 11:44:02 AM

MrJesus: [cdn.meme.li image 300x300]

This is the guy you have to thank for this, not Obama.

fark this guy.


Damn it, you did it again, Lando!
 
2013-07-25 11:46:50 AM

OdradekRex: You can thank the helpful lobbyists from the pharmaceutical companies and your friendly liquor/adult beverage producers for the continued charade.  Mom is in the final stages of terminal pancreatic cancer, and one of the first things she did was get her medical marijuana card.  The difference it has made is incredible - has extended her time and quality of life.  Thanks Arizona, for having sensible citizens!

/Fark Self-interested lobbyists
/Fark the feds for this short-sigtedness


Until a few months ago, the majority of American voters thought marijuana should be generally illegal.  You can thank them.
 
2013-07-25 11:47:22 AM

Obscene_CNN: And its about damn time!!

The last thing Seattle needs is another stoned hippy on the street.


You mean like this guy?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-25 11:49:12 AM

vbob: cman: [www.crestock.com image 473x497]

Change We Can Believe In??

How about a President we can believe?


Going to have to stop voting (D) and (R) to get that.
 
2013-07-25 11:51:28 AM

MrJesus: [cdn.meme.li image 300x300]

This is the guy you have to thank for this, not Obama.

fark this guy.


While it's true that Eric Holder is a treasonous douche master, I gotta think that Obama could reign him in if he wanted to.
 
2013-07-25 11:51:32 AM

Where wolf: my Google-fu is weak today.  I know that in Colorado, part of the tax money from sales went to a fund for the Attorney General to 1) sue the fed and 2) protect anyone tried by the fed.  Was something similar put on the books in Washington?


Not sure myself, but I figure with Colorado jumping on to the legalization bandwagon we'll probably have some raids of our own in the near future.  Sucks.  Just stop wasting tax payers money and leave people alone.  I don't smoke anymore but admittedly it is tempting to start again since it's legal(ish) here now.  Unfortunately most employers still drug test for it.
 
2013-07-25 11:53:28 AM
sooooo let me get this straight...

The Government spent tax dollars for 2 YEARS investigating an open storefront selling marijuana ... 2 years.. it took them to realize "Hey, this pot dispensary is actually selling as advertised, pot"

/WTF
 
2013-07-25 11:53:59 AM

steppenwolf: offmymeds: That was my friend's cousin. He injected 3 drugs of the pot dope and went crazy. The cops had to shoot him to end his pain.

Consider him lucky. My brother's friend's sister was bludgeoned to death by her weed-crazed boyfriend over a pint of Cherry Garcia. They had to identify her by her dental records. :(


How was the ice cream?

My college roomates best friends sister's friends roomate from college ATE the dental records of an entire office when she got stoned the first time - I guess she got a vein with that needle.

As a consequence, no one in her area could be idenfied with dental records and several deaths from pot went unsolved.
 
2013-07-25 11:55:23 AM

Konowalchuk22: According to the amazingly reliable and accurate wikipedia, the DEA has over 10,000 employees.  For those of you putting this solely at Obama's feet, are you really that confident he's personally overseeing all 10,000 of these people?  If so, how does he find the time to do this AND tell every single employee of the IRS how to do their jobs?


If only the Czar knew this was going on!

He could simply give an order to the DEA (the head of which was appointed by him) and his drug czar (ditto) to honor state laws and focus somewhere else.  Including making budget requests based on those decisions.  Unless Congress specifically allocates funds to be used to raid pot dispensaries, he can do that.
 
2013-07-25 11:56:25 AM
Charlottes Web


In a just world the faithful would be using this story as proof God exists.
 
2013-07-25 11:56:33 AM

ToastTheRabbit: sooooo let me get this straight...

The Government spent tax dollars for 2 YEARS investigating an open storefront selling marijuana ... 2 years.. it took them to realize "Hey, this pot dispensary is actually selling as advertised, pot"

/WTF


That justifies continued employment for the agents.
 
2013-07-25 11:57:15 AM
The anti-Drug war machine is too big to fail!  Think about all those out of work employees of the machine! Why do you hate Armenians!
 
2013-07-25 11:57:58 AM

Gunslinger013: vbob: cman: [www.crestock.com image 473x497]

Change We Can Believe In??

How about a President we can believe?

Going to have to stop voting (D) and (R) to get that.


THIS
 
2013-07-25 11:58:18 AM

Lovesandwich: It all comes down to federal jobs. As long as there are federal law enforcers and for-profit federal prisons, there will be a war on "drugs".

These agencies rely on a federal budget and if suddenly there isn't a need to have officers chasing after the pot smokers, then they lose their budgets and their fat pay cheques. Also, the corporations that sell weapons to these agencies, the corporations who supply the for-profit prisons, etc. lobby to keep the war on drugs going. They don't want to lose their government contracts.

It is all about big business and federal budgets and they don't give a damn about what "we the people" actually want.

-=-
That is it right there. It's like speed cameras for safety, when it's really about the money.

 Now if three fifths of the states legalize marijuana, you would think that would mean that the Senators and HR's of those states would vote to at least decriminalize it. But those that would vote against it, you just have to look at the money trail.
(Probable speculation.)
 
2013-07-25 11:58:42 AM

Gunslinger013: I gotta think that Obama could reign him in if he wanted to.


He won't Eric Holder is Obama's scape goat.  The blame is always going to be on Holder if Obama tried to reign him in he would get the blame not Holder.
 
2013-07-25 11:59:07 AM

AeAe: ToastTheRabbit: sooooo let me get this straight...

The Government spent tax dollars for 2 YEARS investigating an open storefront selling marijuana ... 2 years.. it took them to realize "Hey, this pot dispensary is actually selling as advertised, pot"

/WTF

That justifies continued employment for the agents.


Explain to me why the government which is supposed to be working for us, not the other way around, has not be fired?

its not an Obama issue... this has been going on for a loooooooong time
 
2013-07-25 11:59:40 AM

Gunslinger013: vbob: cman: [www.crestock.com image 473x497]

Change We Can Believe In??

How about a President we can believe?

Going to have to stop voting (D) and (R) to get that.


Cause voting anything else really does make a difference amiright?  You too can join the 4% or so that doesn't vote one of the main 2 parties!

Face it, until we have complete, sweeping election reform, including disbandment of all major political parties currently existing, we will not have anything change.
 
2013-07-25 11:59:45 AM

Faith Logic Passion: I'm not in favor of legalizing marijuana, but unless these dealers were involved in transporting this stuff directly to another state (interstate commerce) than this is WAY out of line for the Feds, Constitutionally.

But, then again, when was the last time the Constitution really mattered in our society?

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 334x420]


Ding ding ding, we have the Winner
 
2013-07-25 12:01:54 PM
Good luck getting a jury.
 
2013-07-25 12:02:25 PM
This is why we need to elect the character "House" into office.
 
2013-07-25 12:02:46 PM

Gunslinger013: MrJesus: [cdn.meme.li image 300x300]

This is the guy you have to thank for this, not Obama.

fark this guy.

While it's true that Eric Holder is a treasonous douche master, I gotta think that Obama could reign him in if he wanted to.


That Eric Holder really makes you wonder why the founders set up a system where a treasonous douche master like him can just violate laws and waste resources with impunity and there's nothing the President or anyone else can do about it, doesn't it? It's like nobody is Eric Holder's boss.

/oh wait
 
2013-07-25 12:03:23 PM

ToastTheRabbit: AeAe: ToastTheRabbit: sooooo let me get this straight...

The Government spent tax dollars for 2 YEARS investigating an open storefront selling marijuana ... 2 years.. it took them to realize "Hey, this pot dispensary is actually selling as advertised, pot"

/WTF

That justifies continued employment for the agents.

Explain to me why the government which is supposed to be working for us, not the other way around, has not be fired?

its not an Obama issue... this has been going on for a loooooooong time


I don't have a good answer.  the government is huge and there are people there working all their lives.  They are entrenched in their positions and these people dictate policy.  Maybe it's greed.  Maybe it's protecting your turf.  the system is broken.
 
2013-07-25 12:04:24 PM

syberpud: Konowalchuk22: According to the amazingly reliable and accurate wikipedia, the DEA has over 10,000 employees.  For those of you putting this solely at Obama's feet, are you really that confident he's personally overseeing all 10,000 of these people?  If so, how does he find the time to do this AND tell every single employee of the IRS how to do their jobs?

If only the Czar knew this was going on!

He could simply give an order to the DEA (the head of which was appointed by him) and his drug czar (ditto) to honor state laws and focus somewhere else.  Including making budget requests based on those decisions.  Unless Congress specifically allocates funds to be used to raid pot dispensaries, he can do that.


Sure he could.  I could win the lottery while felating the entire population of Zimbabwe.  But is it likely? or is it likely that a cadre of hammers in the DEA found what appeared to be a nail?  You're looking at it top-down, when it's more than likely mid-level cowboys working with the okay of their still mid-level boss, who probably got the okay from his still mid-level boss.
 
2013-07-25 12:04:26 PM

bmwericus: How was the ice cream?

My college roomates best friends sister's friends roomate from college ATE the dental records of an entire office when she got stoned the first time - I guess she got a vein with that needle.

As a consequence, no one in her area could be idenfied with dental records and several deaths from pot went unsolved.


I just literally shat myself. Good God, when will the Green Sorrow end?!
 
2013-07-25 12:05:12 PM

stuffy: Good luck getting a jury.


Maybe they don't need to go to trial.  If the feds grabbed all their stuff, and closed the store, they can let the case fester in the system for years.  They've done what they wanted to at that point and the store is out of business.
 
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