Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dear Media, Please Ask Obama to Explain His Escalating War on Medical Marijuana

Scott Morgan
StopTheDrugWar

Monday morning's DEA raid of Oaksterdam University is making major headlines, but there's one detail missing from the coverage: why the f#$k is Obama at War with Medical Marijuana in the first place? Seriously, why is any of this even happening at all?

Under this administration, the idea of raiding state-approved medical marijuana facilities went from being "not a good use of our resources," to being a very popular pastime among federal police and prosecutors. They've been going completely berserk for the better part of a year now, and while they weren't exactly diplomatic before that, they've been acting lately like they won some kind of drug war lottery and are trying to spend all the money before they die.

Raiding Richard Lee is arguably the most audacious play the feds have ever made in the War on Medical Marijuana for a few reasons. He's in a wheelchair and exemplifies the image of a legitimate medical marijuana patient/provider. He runs a school that promotes professionalism in the medical cannabis industry. And most importantly, he was the driving force behind the Prop 19 campaign that nearly legalized marijuana in California.


If you're thinking all of this explains exactly why they want to take him out, well…yeah, but it isn't nearly that simple. Everyone knows who Richard Lee is, and almost everyone supports him. To go after him now, after everything he's done, is to manufacture the most perfect martyr ever to emerge in the increasingly ugly War on Medical Marijuana in America.

I could spend all afternoon speculating as to why the Obama Administration would choose to escalate a policy that's already so deeply unpopular with the American people. But I shouldn’t have to. It's Obama's turn to tell us what the hell happened here, and it's the responsibility of the press to demand an answer.

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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Medical marijuana is a joke. 99.9% of the people who use it supposedly for medical purposes don't need it for medical purposes. The whole thing is a lie.

Tyler said...

^^^ If you really believe that, You're a moron. The fact that marijuana is illegal is because 99.9% of the people who use it, don't need pharmaceuticals. I think the rest of the readers would agree...The American Medical Association
= Big Pharma

end of story.
Try educating yourself!

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous
The war on drugs is a joke. It shouldn't be illegal to grow, cultivate, smoke, or trade, a plant. Especially one with as much potential as Cannabis Sativa.
The whole thing is insane. People have been using 'marijuana' for medicinal purposes for eons before it was even dubbed 'the devil's weed, the narcotic menace mexican marijuana' by all the Reefer Madness propaganda and lies spread by the highest office.

Frank said...

Anonymous you are a troll. The stuff has been used for more than 10,000 years for various ailments. My gramma was an R.N. Almost 100 years ago. She gave me her Merck pharmacoepia and cannabis based drugs take up almost 2 pages.
Go troll somewhere else you LE Piggy!

Anonymous said...

what difference does it make what percentage of people who use medical marijuana truly need it or not? If anything, it should show us all that people want to use it and will do so whether illegally, or by lying about medical conditions. Prohibition is a failure....again.

Anonymous said...

legalize freedom

Anonymous said...

The act of thinking independently and choosing what you as individual is extremely dangerous to the Leviathan. People asking questions that are not guided by these fictional masters is also dangerous. Cannabis, imo is the ultimate FUCK YOU to groupthink. Peace to you all.

Nickicee said...

I have never used it, but from all I have read and from speaking with people, it seems to have powerful medicinal properties. Also I have read that in its raw form (made into juice), it can prevent and reverse diseases and conditions. If I were in a position to need something like that to make myself better, I would find a source and go for it. People need to wake up and do some research and thinking on their own. I think Big Pharma is the driving force - they don't want you to know about this natural medicine.

Truthistreason said...

Fully legalized cannabis would destroy big pharma and the medical mafia industry over night. It really is that simple. Although recently it appears they're becoming desperate in trying to suppress Cannabis by all these raids going on.

Anonymous said...

Dear christians & republicans your opinions have chopped at americans freedoms for to long. So they fuck what if someone grows/smokes pot. At least the mexican cartel/gangsters isnt making money off the pot. Oyea making something illegal keeps it off the streets.. shut the fuck up dumbasses. If someone wants it they will get it. the war on drugs is a huge fucking money pit that needs a buget cut like 20years ago. War on drugs isnt helping anyone. We should put the money in to schools, and not the fucking lobbyist bullshit war on drugs. Inmates cost 47k a year. Students 24k year some thing wrong with that? Our schools fucking suck dick, because no one cares.

Anonymous said...

Why is this a surprise? Before the election didn't Obama say he would not go after medical marijuana? Hasn't it turned out that almost everything he campaigned on was a lie? To anyone paying attention it's totally expected.

Anonymous said...

The Feds are going after Med MJ because the big guys are losing money that used to be derived from their monoply. If people can use it legally than the people that can bring it in under colour of authority don't make money.
Simple!

otter walks said...

Good Grief!... It's the treason committed through operations, in this case "Fast and Furious" among many that have been escalating that are the reason for Barry's motives... They need to be able to control the prices. As long as the overview of the entire agenda regarding drugs and pay back to the Banksters' balances in a manor wherein there is more money being made by the current system, it will not change. Many "Think" it is logical that through legalization the government could tax and generate HUGE revenues to reduce both state and national debt. That is not the equation that the actuaries and computer algorithms graph as the bigger power generator. Money equals power in this sense. You have to take all facets of the inherent behind the curtain "Uneliteists" agenda into account. Coming to the understanding that "Freedom and Liberty" is not worth a wooden nickel anymore. Weed is on the wrong side of the: How else do we make the most using this system? It goes from the branches of government, to military, the prison system, and innumerable "Orwellian" equations we are to face before long. Given what has happened already, "We The People" will be lucky to vote in the next election cycle. Even if "We" do the system's already fixed and in place in The Fascist State of America. As to a positive end note, we by our thoughts control the burgeoning forth of the future from the as yet unborn. It is our focus that will undo the multifaceted Tyranny that is in motion "Here and Now"... Survive-All... Awareness is Preparedness...

Anonymous said...

"All use is medical use" Dennis Peron

Please support Jack Herer's California, Cannabis Hemp and Health Initiative 2012 to end this cycle of abuse from DC...Jack thought it out, beautifully crafted the perfect Bill to protect a state from federal intrusion...

Anonymous said...

Although I'm well aware of what is involved in the War of Drugs, the fortunes it's creating and the lives it's destroying, what I would really like to ask the Obomber to explain is his escalation of the war on the working class. That one concerns me and the War of Drugs is only one component (shall we say, a battle?) or that larger war on the people.

Anonymous said...

Quit smoking for a week or two and maybe your mind will clear enough that you will realize you are medicating yourself into stupidity.

Den Riot said...

Cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, sugar are all harmful and mind altering, so they should be ILLEGAL. STOP THE HYPOCRISY!

Marijuana supporters should start having OWS style marches in their cities & protest at their City Halls & DEA offices, & UNITE to have Legalize Marijuana rallies at the National Mall in Washington D.C., until they federally & locally LEGALIZE Marijuana for Recreational use.

Marijuana should be sold over the counter in stores 20 - 30 sticks a pack, for $10 + tax, with age & driving restrictions on it.

Kids get Marijuana easier because it ILLEGAL.

LEGALIZE MARIJUANA!!!

Anonymous said...

OHNO here What up tylr Mr anompiss isnt in the know he is probely stoked on his new Iphone anompiss can you tell me why are troops are seas protecting poppy fliedsfor $$$ thats why the taliban isnt the probelm. who gets to control 86% of the worlds opuim doesthis recent invasion by the feds on cali is about $$ not pot what worries me is are pres chipping away @ are bill of rights and most are in the dark. All I know its coming we all know it is were not shure what it is when its going to start but chances are when all is said and done morther earth and are race my be cavemen.

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