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Monday, Nov. 02, 2009 | It’s nice to see some coverage from the dispensary perspective.
Cities do not want to make rules/guidelines. Without the grey area of the law, they will not qualify for drug war funds.
The Supreme Court ruled that Federal Law trumps state law in Gonzales vs. Raich due to the interstate commerce laws. We must focus on Congress rewriting these insane laws in order to revisit this issue.
So, what can the average taxpayer do who wants the government, including our own city, to knock this, what should be illegal, shit off? Go to a sleep clinic and then go get a recommendation for cannabis. Or a depression/anxiety clinic. These are two of the most common uses of cannabis. You don’t have to use it, but if everyone did that, the government just might finally take notice.
Even the elderly from Leisure World in Orange County have realized its benefit, found a doctor and formed their own collective. Maybe when the DEA starts raiding all the retirement communities and nursing homes with guns blazing, people will finally have the awakening we have all been waiting for.
There will never be a way to convince the power structure of cannabis’ benefit. They are addicted to the money it brings. Just like the Mondale Act of 1973 when federal funds opened up for CPS. Suddenly, we had millions of abused children. When the government opens up federal funds, states clamour to get the money.
Anyone have a tally of the cost for Operation Endless Summer or for the 09.09.09 raids? Juxtaposed against the large bottomless pit of what we call our city budget, I smell change or is that cannabis, in the air?
Don’t even get me started on the private prison/slave business.
It’s time for all of us to come out of the smoky closet and clear the air. Come on, you millions of users I keep hearing about? Come protest with us. Stop being afraid.
Watch “American Drug War” and google Irv Rosenberg’s testimony in Michigan. Pretty much says it all.