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California Marijuana Opponents Blast Obama  
Posted by CN Staff on August 29, 2013 at 19:43:25 PT
By Ari Bloomekatz
Source: Los Angeles Times
California -- Opponents of marijuana legalization in California criticized the Obama administration's announcement Thursday not to interfere with state laws permitting recreational use of cannabis."Decades from now, the Obama administration will be remembered for undoing years of progress in reducing youth drug use in America," Dr. Paul R. Chabot of the Coalition for a Drug Free California said in a statement.
"This president will be remembered for many failures, but none as large as this one, which will lead to massive youth drug use, destruction of community values, increased addiction and crime rates," he continued.Scott Chipman, Southern California co-chair of the group Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana, said the stand "is another mixed message from this administration regarding U.S. drug policy when what is needed is clear messages that drug use, including marijuana use, is harmful to public health, public safety and society at large."Meanwhile, marijuana advocates in California and elsewhere cheered the decision from the Justice Department. In addition to saying it will not seek to block new state laws in Colorado and Washington that legalize the recreational use of marijuana, the administration also said it will not bring federal prosecutions against dispensaries or businesses that sell small amounts of marijuana to adults.A department official stressed, however, that marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and that U.S. prosecutors will continue to aggressively enforce the law against those who sell marijuana to minors or to criminal gangs that are involved in drug trafficking.Also under the new guidelines, a marijuana dispensary will not be targeted by federal prosecutors based on its size or its volume alone, an official said.That change could have an immediate effect in states where medical marijuana is legal under state law.Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)Author:   Ari BloomekatzPublished: August 29, 2013Copyright: 2013 Los Angeles TimesContact: letters latimes.comWebsite:   -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #6 posted by mexweed on August 31, 2013 at 14:00:20 PT:
Forgive---> Convert---> Redeploy
Re DEA, Chabot et al., as  pijion says, they won't give up; however instead of directly to jail I think we should give them a smooth transition to new jobs doing good for the planet and as for their past record, like the Wikipedia editors' slogan, "Assume Good Faith". Let's get Johnny and Barry together over a few tokes in a double Choomette followed by a Deal to Bail Out Philip Morris. runruff's program is good except I think we'll get a convincing amount of heal done in just ten years. Long term:a. In drought-stricken areas, bag & drag sawdust, shreds, chips, bundled brush to dry streambeds, gullies, canyons, ravines, wadi's etc., building up massive mounds to restrain waterrunoff in storms. b. Seed with fast growing invasive industrial HEMP whose long roots reach down, suck water, hold the mass together, after a season or two producing much good litter--->topsoil for the successor tree crops. c. Seed with fast growing invasive watertrees like ailanthus, eucalyptus, cottonwood, willow. d. After a decade or two, when drought-resistant bushy growth forest well established, seed noble hardwoods, pines etc., the permanent species tourists like. Virgin forest! Objective by year 2222: 200-foot forest canopy or better on 95% of all tropic land, 100-foot or better on 95% of temperate land*, billions of one-window agricultural greenhouses in arctic and antarctic, most agriculture on woodpallet-based floating islands in the south atlantic and other oceans, wherever needed for blocking hurricane buildup.
___________*What fun-- kids sleeping in treehouses in the summer in one hemisphere, then sleeping in treehouses in the summer in the other hemisphere (Hemigration Program) and tons of forestry work jobs for everybody.
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Comment #5 posted by museman on August 31, 2013 at 11:38:52 PT
the DEA
In the Nuremberg trials, many Nazis claimed "It was just my job." And many of them "did their jobs well."If a person knows that what they are doing is wrong, their "job" is no excuse.The rules are simple -and I'm not talking about the corrupted "Rule of Law"Yes, the systems of mammon come up with all kinds of excuses for rotten, cruel, unjust, and destructive behavior.This is the reason why YHWH "Appointed base men to 'rule.' Because as long as people look to the weights and measures of mammon as the 'acceptable parameters of reality' then they are following the lead of their masters, and not the simple (not necessarily 'easy') task of loving one's neighbor. And Love does not mean condone, support, or ignore BS and lies.There is no excuse for abusive, destructive behavior. I don't care if you went to college to learn how to be a demon, but look like an angel. Shit still stinks.LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #4 posted by museman on August 31, 2013 at 00:21:46 PT
I second that e-motion
"I say the rewards for Chabot, Leonhart, Fey, Mark [bubble boy] Souder, John Walters and not to forget the biggest idiot ever to grace the DoJ John [cover them titties] Ashcroft! ET AL should go to jail, do not pass Go do not collect your retirement."AMEN Brother! I just wouldn't stop there. They're merely a few of the ones we know about...
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Comment #3 posted by Anomalies on August 30, 2013 at 21:49:31 PT:
No,,, the DEA will be as busy as ever and I think they, for the most part, do a good job. It's their JOB folks, it sucks for those doing things illegally, I know, I'm a 3 time felon over weed.Any how to stay on subject, I believe that crime will go down, how can it not? There are rules to grow it so at least you know what fertilizer they use which will cut down on health problems. Kids won't go to drug dealers houses anymore because most of them will be put out of business.( And that's where you get harder drugs"Turned on" to you) The people that don't want it, either don't understand it or are making money off pharmaceuticals. Just follow the money. Most cannabis users are VERY responsible and won't allow children to be near it. Sorry so long.
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Comment #2 posted by runruff on August 30, 2013 at 08:25:19 PT
I love it when they pout!
Mr. Chabot, what will you now use to pump yourself up with righteous indignation.You have had 100 years of one type of cannabis restriction or another. Today as we look back upon your landscape of civil, environmental destruction, murder and mayhem, we the people disagree with your assessment of the wonder-plant so give us one hundred years to heal the planet with hemp/cannabis. If we are wrong, you can have your war on hemp back.Any organization that calls itself a coalition for a drug free America is [no other word] stupid! Every field, woodland, backyard, medicine chest and even the internal chemistry of our brain produces drugs. What's more, to some people the drugs they are trying to prohibit are beneficial and even life saving.I say the rewards for Chabot, Leonhart, Fey, Mark [bubble boy] Souder, John Walters and not to forget the biggest idiot ever to grace the DoJ John [cover them titties] Ashcroft! ET AL should go to jail, do not pass Go do not collect your retirement.So what will the Agents in the DEA put on their resume's. But how hard is it to get a job at Wal-Mart! 
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Comment #1 posted by pijion on August 29, 2013 at 20:55:44 PT
DEA will continue raids
Still this is for Federal prosecutors.... The DEA will still continue the raids.
Because is their bread and water, it is time to dissolve the DEA.
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