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Pay no attention to the the jack-booted thugs breaking down your door

Federal Interference In State Medical Marijuana Laws Is A Low Priority, Attorney General Affirms

Attorney General Eric Holder reiterated his absolute, one-hundred-percent, firm commitment to the administration’s vague support of law-abiding medical marijuana operations in states with medical marijuana laws, firmly promising not to assign any specific priority to medical marijuana arrests, thereby showing the compassionate approach of an administration which isn’t interested in getting sidetracked by minor details of any actual raids that may or may not be occurring.

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45 comments to Pay no attention to the the jack-booted thugs breaking down your door

  • claygooding

    I thought you had to take an oath before testifying before congress.
    How can the attack on the mmj dispensaries by every letter gang in the federal government be considered low priority?

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  • Francis

    Well, I’m sure the people whose lives are being ruined by these raids will be able to take some comfort in the knowledge that the man responsible considers them a “low priority.”

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  • darkcycle

    Yes, and all of those “low priority” prison sentences just handed down in Montana..those folks should feel better as the begin their stretch in Federal custody.

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    • Francis

      Isn’t this a bit like being told by the man who’s raping you that he doesn’t find you particularly attractive? I mean, if you’re gonna f*** us, you could at least pretend to be into it. (Too vulgar?)

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  • Servetus

    ‘Any specific priority’ can mean anything. The priority all the prohibidiots miss is public health. Health, not drugs. They don’t understand health. Drugs, by comparison, are chemical objects they can see and attack.

    The most dysfunctional Congress in recent U.S. history can’t round up its lunatics in time to save its own asylum. And let’s not forget the third component of this inquisitorial tribunal, the Supremacist Court, an activist court whose number one priority is to promote pirate capitalism via Big Pharma, et al.

    At least the prohibs are shooting themselves up their posterior by their focused attacks on medical marijuana dispensaries. The public irritation meter is pegged in the red zone and on major overload. Total legalization of drugs is inevitable.

    So here’s a toast to the gratuitous irritations provided by the prohibitionist do-goodies, pffft; thanks schmucks.

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    • kaptineno

      Long ago I read Taylor Caldwell’s The Devil’s Advocate and it made a lasting impression on me as to how a nation slides into despotism…and what it takes to regain your freedom under such a system.

      The basic idea was that the Resistance to a future totalitarian America wormed its’ way into the government at multiple levels, and endeavored to make the system even more violent, corrupt, etc. because, just as Frederick Douglass stated long ago, the people up to that point had resigned themselves to a level of servitude and wouldn’t remove their own chains until they were so beaten down there was only one thing to do, and that was revolt.

      The Resistance became the ‘devil’s advocate’, forcing change in the only way that most people would accept…by a collective arse-kicking.

      In a rather distorted way, that’s what’s happening right now. Things are so bad we’re beginning to see what amounts to a kind of proto-Resistance forming in this country, in response to the corruption evident when you combine Big Business and Government. That’s partly why the Occupy Movement exists.

      But who was in the vanguard the whole time, sounding the warning of the drift toward outright fascism? Who sounded the alarm about the destruction of civil liberties and the rise of the police state? Sure wasn’t the so-called ‘progressives’, whose noses I tweak at every opportunity on their Websites, reminding them of their cowardly silence on the issue of illegal drugs as the machinery of fascism was assembled, with “Made by the DrugWar” stamped in big block letters in stark relief, right in front of their eyes.

      Who were these ‘paladins’? It should be obvious it was the drug law reformers, the ones perpetually being condescended to and told that their issue isn’t important enough to be considered as such by ‘Serious People’. And now those who berated us are howling when they get a dose of pepper spray, are LRAD’ed and lose their hearing, or are beaten with truncheons, all supplied to police to ‘fight drugs’. Seems to me they’re fighting citizens more than inanimate objects. Just as we warned would happen…for decades.

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      • kaptinemo

        I meant to add: The DrugWarriors themselves have become, in my estimation, the unintentional Resistance, by acting just as the Resistance in that book did, by making things so bad, so intolerable, WRT the issue of cannabis law reform, that just as Servetus pointed out, it’s becoming clear that we can no longer accept any half-assed incremental methodologies.

        The time has come for ‘make or break’. The ‘big brass ring’ doesn’t come in sections. Freedom ain’t no ‘Chinese menu’. It’s all or nothing.

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      • darkcycle

        So it went and so it goes. The OWS movement is largely rejecting drug law reform as a platform. It is in a misguided effort to remove the potential ammunition from the press and critics. And, of course, it hasn’t worked at all. Witness the spate of stories alleging that Zuccotti Park had become an “open air drug market” around the time Bloomie was getting ready to raid. The Drug law reform issue is still a leper to the organized Left. We’re on our own here (always have been, so no biggie).
        ….I never found “I told you so” to be particularly satisfying. And they are still not ready to listen. When it finally sinks in, (and it is slowly dawning on them,)they will come to us.

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        • kaptinemo

          DC, whether they want to hear it or not, they will. From me, or from others, it doesn’t matter. Because something much more important is at stake here than just one old fart (pointing at self) venting bile from his spleen.

          They can stuff their fingers in their ears, they can turn their eyes away, hum real loud all they want, but if enough of us start doing so, it will sink into the rank-and-file’s minds that their Achille’s Heel has to be dealt with before they’ll see any real change for the better.

          The drug laws have always been the ‘backdoor’ in the ‘software’ of ‘justice’. The hidden-in-plain-sight ‘kill-switch’ that negates all the hard-won protections that were supposed to prevent tyranny. A ‘kill-switch’ that so-called ‘progressives’ allowed to be installed, despite them supposedly (at least, in their eyes) being better educated in such matters than their purportedly more benighted fellow citizens.

          Down through history, there have been moments that, had a hard decision rather than an easy one been made, future generations would have been spared the damage that those decisions caused later. Ford pardoning Nixon was a perfect example. Had Nixon wound up in the slammer, future Prez’s would have thought twice about ever using the Constitution again as toilet paper, and we might not be where we are now.

          Likewise, had real progressives spoken out and acted against the drug laws rather than acquiesce to them, we would not have had the monstrous fascist police state that those laws have led to and that has grown up around us, and is now savagely attacking citizens for simple expressions of their First Amendment rights.

          Every blast of pepper spray, every sick ‘crack!’ of a truncheon connecting with a skull, every eardrum destroyed by an LRAD, every burn caused by a microwave crowd control weapon, every single such instance of that fascism in action was born in the DrugWar creche. Midwived by those same ‘progressives’, who now, with wide, shocked eyes, are on the receiving end of what’s been aimed at us all these years.

          They’re acting as if this is some kind of monster that suddenly dropped from the skies without warning seconds ago and began attacking…when in fact this particular Frankenstein’s Monster has been shambling around and destroying parts of the village for decades.

          So, I’ll keep showing up at their sites and reminding them of their role in – and responsibility for – allowing this monstrosity to continue, until we begin to see real efforts on the part of lawmakers to disconnect that damn ‘kill-switch’ attached to the Bill of Rights.

          If it grates their ears and rakes their eyes, tough. It’s nothing compared to what so many of us have had to endure…no thanks to them. Because this mistake has to be rectified, once and for all, so that future generations need not suffer as we have had to for so long. Those of us that have survived, that is…

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        • darkcycle

          Well spoken as always. I’m the last one to say that their faces shouldn’t be rubbed in it…just that I find it less than satisfying. It’s like
          “My god! You people can’t be helped!”
          I get disgusted at constantly being called a cynic shortly before I am proven correct.

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    • claygooding

      Is this the proverbial painted corner they have going or what,,they can’t afford to back off and increasing pressure only results in public dissent.

      Now,if someone could catch NIDA buying science,with F&F and DEA money launderers,,hmmmmmmmmmmmm

      Your right,thanks schmucks covers it.

      PS: I am not seeing anyone ask the ATF or the DEA how much money we made from our gunrunning and money laundering schemes,,would we ask the GAO?

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  • Francis

    Marijuana prices rising after federal pushback.

    A crackdown by federal prosecutors is casting a long shadow over the state’s marijuana industry, but there is one bright spot, at least for some Northern California growers willing to risk prison time: Wholesale prices appear to be on the rise.

    After slumping precipitously, prices for a pound of high-grade, outdoor-grown marijuana are stabilizing and in some areas are up between 20 and 40 percent, according to interviews with growers, law enforcement agents and analysts.

    I’d hate to see the prices if the feds had decided to make mmj a high priority. I also liked this:

    LaNier said creating market disruptions has been a top priority for law enforcement because it could make marijuana less affordable for minors. But law enforcement agencies are not the only groups welcoming the changes. Black market growers [operating outside state law] say rising prices mean a return to higher profits.

    So THAT’S why cops are so keen to keep locking adults in cages for plant possession, to make the plant “less affordable for minors.” I buy that. I mean, it’s so… logical. But I’m SHOCKED to hear that the interests of law enforcement and criminals are aligned in that they BOTH want higher prices. I thought those guys were sworn enemies?

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  • malc's first draft

    Proof readers welcome:

    Wondering whether or not it may be wise to maintain your affiliation to any one of the estimated sixteen currently-active Mexican Drug Cartels? Then maybe you should consider the following information very carefully:

    As a gesture of good will vis-à-vis cross-border relations, key members of the American Federal Government have recently pledged a solemn oath, declaring a continuation of their willingness to encourage people like yourself to increase performance and productivity. In particular, the United States Department of Justice will guarantee you achieve a respectful level of technology in both military grade weapons and equipment while actively facilitating the laundering of that swirling cascade of cash that a business like yours invariably and continually generates.

    Still not convinced that during prohibition the humongous benefits of remaining an international drug criminal far outweigh the remotely possible, negative consequences? Here’s another recent DOJ announcement, written personally by a man who’s main priority is keeping himself out of jail:

    “For nearly three years, I have been privileged to work closely with many of the most ruthless organizations to the south of our border. I am extremely proud of our record of abuse, fraud, waste and misconduct, and I pledge a continuation of all such policies that will further weaken our national security and compromise all honest efforts of law enforcement.”
    - Attorney General Holder.

    Some people, it appears, have absolutely no problem being simultaneously absurd and evil.

    Should we wait for a complete economic collapse to regain our “unalienable­” rights? Or is it high time we all stood up and told our government that we’re pooped at being beaten and jailed in order that Transnational Corporations can continue to addict & poison us for obscene profits?

    ‘I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

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    • Duncan20903

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      humongous works, but sounds rough. I’d go with monumental, elephantine or behemothic, in that order of preference

      Say, what’s another word for thesaurus?

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      • darkcycle

        тезаурус. Russian. But it’s PRONOUNCED “Thesaurus”.
        ;)

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      • Deep Dish

        “In linguistics, the lexicon (or wordstock) of a language is its vocabulary, including its words and expressions. A lexicon is also a synonym of the word thesaurus. More formally, it is a language’s inventory of lexemes.”

        Lexicon is one of my favorite words. It’s so poetic.

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    • darkcycle

      “the United States Department of Justice will guarantee you achieve a respectful level of technology…”
      “respectable”?

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    • Francis

      “whether or not it may be” –> “whether or not it’s”
      “a continuation of their willingness to encourage” –> “their commitment to encouraging”
      “guarantee you achieve” –> “guarantee that you achieve”
      “who’s main priority” –> “whose main priority”
      “popped at” –> “tired of”

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      • Francis

        Er…looks like auto-correct didn’t think “pooped” was a word.

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        • malc's second draft

          Thanks Guys for all the excellant corrections and suggestions. Anything else needed?

          .
          Wondering whether or not it’s wise to maintain your affiliation to any one of the estimated sixteen currently-active Mexican Drug Cartels? Then maybe you should consider the following information very carefully:

          As a gesture of good will vis-à-vis cross-border relations, key members of the American Federal Government have recently pledged a solemn oath, declaring their commitment to encouraging people like yourself to increase performance and productivity. In particular, the United States Department of Justice will guarantee that you achieve a respectable level of technology in both military grade weapons and equipment while actively facilitating the laundering of that swirling cascade of cash that a business like yours invariably and continually generates.

          Still not convinced that during prohibition the phenomenal benefits of remaining an international drug criminal far outweigh the remotely possible, negative consequences? Here’s another recent DOJ announcement, and this time written personally by their principal corporate attorney whose main priority is keeping himself out of jail:

          “For nearly three years, I have been privileged to work closely with many of the most ruthless organizations to the south of our border. I am extremely proud of our record of abuse, fraud, waste and misconduct, and I pledge a continuation of all such policies that will further weaken our national security and compromise all honest efforts of law enforcement.”
          - Attorney General Holder.

          Some people, it appears, have absolutely no problem being simultaneously absurd and very evil.

          Must we wait for a complete economic collapse to regain our “unalienable­” rights?
          Or is it high time we all stood up and told our government that we’re pooped at being beaten and jailed in order that unconscionable Transnational Corporations can continue to addict & poison us for obscene profits?

          “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
          - Friedrich Nietzsche

          Thanks Pete for allowing me to use part of this thread as a ‘Rant Checker”

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  • claygooding

    or just huge,,,I get 2 syllable words purty good.

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  • warren

    What is the difference between dea and gestapo?

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    • claygooding

      75 years,better equipment and goals,the dea want to keep America at odds with each other while the gestapo wanted all to march with them

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    • Paradoc

      …the spelling? Certainly not much other than what claygooding added. Intent to Suppress? Same for both.
      “Creation” of truth?…DEA all the way-
      At least the gestapo had better uniforms~ the pointy hats worked for em’-

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      • darkcycle

        ..the leather trench coats were stylish…

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        • kaptinemo

          I once read somewhere, long ago, that jackboots were a sign of repressed sexuality. The Nazi higher-ups certainly had their own hang-ups. Just as a lot of them were hard drug users like Hermann Goering…and they whupped up on other drug users not in their little circles. Typical authoritarians; rules are for thee, not for me…

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    • “What is the difference between dea and gestapo?”

      their logos

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      • Duncan20903

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        To be fair we should note that the DEA isn’t anti-Semitic. They’re equal opportunity haters. Well, at least as far as religion and race.

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  • darkcycle

    Repugnicans in the House want to drug test unemployment recipients. Everybody gets to pay in, but only special classes of citizens are entitled to aid:
    http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/801-economy/198441-house-republicans-propose-drug-testing-for-unemployment-benefits

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  • Cy Klebs

    Maybe the house of reprehensibles are backing up Steven Harper. And maybe the blue-dogs will vote for it. Aren’t you all excited about having to earn your wings every day?!

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  • JDV

    Get a load of this:

    >”Where a state has taken a position, has passed a law and people are acting in conformity with the law — not abusing the law — that would not be a priority with the limited resources of our Justice Department,” Holder said.<

    I'd say the people abusing the law are the ones enforcing the law.

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  • Medical marijuana, and all marijuana should be legal! It is helpful to people for pain reduction and other maladies, plus marijuana can be a much less harmful recreational drug than liquor, heroin, crack, and cocaine.
    Great e-book on medical marijuana: MARIJUANA – Guide to Buying, Growing, Harvesting, and Making Medical Marijuana Oil and Delicious Chocolates to Treat Pain and Ailments by Mary Bendis. This book has great recipe for marijuana oil and tasty, yummy chocolates!

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  • ezrydn

    Did anyone catch the story the other day that there’s an “Anti-Incumbent” move beginning? As my granny would say, “That just tickles the peewadden outta me!” This is also considered good news, albiet, politically seat-based.

    If they won’t enact Term Limits legislation, then it’s up to the People to force the issue. DO NOT VOTE for anyone who is an incumbant (currently in office). And if they’ve been in before, DON’T allow them back! They’ll just continue to piss in the pool.

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    • claygooding

      No deposit,,no return,,give the boot to all of them,the good with the bad,,wake them the fuck up.

      We need term limits and to have the constituents approve of any retirement or health benefits for retired legislators,after retirement.

      That would keep them listening to the majority.

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      • Duncan20903

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        Oh poodles. What we need is a system of involuntary conscription for politicians. We need people who don’t want the jobs filling the positions.

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    • divadab

      Ya but she did kill someone with her negligence. Despite the absurdity of the law regarding thc metabolites, shouldn’t this gal be off the road forever?

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      • darkcycle

        Yes. But they’re trying to give her 28 years, not for negligence, but for smoking a joint two days before the accident. Shouldn’t people actually be punished for what they’ve done?

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    • Peter

      Why is she pleading guilty? They’re just going to hang her out to dry now.

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  • divadab

    Does anyone else have the impression that the Obama “administration” is about as weak a gang of sniveling cowards as as ever occupied the White House?

    viz. their hanging out to dry of the climate talks negotiator. typical of these weaklings.

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  • MethForSexMayAlsoInclude

    Murder?

    Remember that ‘Sheriff of The Year’, the one they also named a jail after?

    “His arrest raised many questions, including why Denver police wanted to question him about Sean Moss, whose body was found on Jan. 26. Sullivan was a reference for Moss, who applied for a school district security job.
    The coroner determined Moss drowned, but not why. An autopsy found methamphetamine in Moss’ system and a rave drug known as “Liquid Ecstasy,” which is also a date rape drug.
    The Denver Post reported that Sullivan had posted bail for Moss 12 days earlier after Moss was arrested in a domestic violence case involving a fight with a man described in documents as Moss’ boyfriend.
    Investigators have declined to comment about why they wanted to question Sullivan about Moss. A judge has issued a gag order in Sullivan’s case.
    Meanwhile, county officials are looking at banning the naming of buildings, parks and streets after living people. “You never know what they’ve done until after they’re dead,” Ward said.”

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