Dispensary Raids Slammed

Dispensary Raids Slammed
Posted by CN Staff on December 15, 2005 at 08:04:07 PT
By Kimberly Trone, The Press-Enterprise
Source: Press-Enterprise
Riverside, CA -- Medical-marijuana users rallied Wednesday outside the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration building in downtown Riverside to protest the agency's recent raids on 13 Southern California marijuana dispensaries. Federal agents seized large quantities of marijuana, records and small amounts of psychedelic mushrooms and hashish from the San Diego-area dispensaries on Monday. No dispensaries in Riverside or San Bernardino counties were raided.
Misha Piastro, a DEA special agent in San Diego, called Monday's sweep a part of one of the administration's most comprehensive investigations in California history. He said the investigation is in its infancy. "In many cases, we sent in undercover agents who purchased marijuana without providing documentation of any sort," Piastro said. "This was drug trafficking." Protesters said they are worried the raids are a signal the federal government intends to aggressively challenge a California law that allows the cultivation and use of medicinal marijuana with a physician's recommendation. The California law is at odds with a June ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that people who smoke marijuana with a doctor's permission could still be prosecuted for violating federal drug laws. Oscar Lorigo, 31, of Palm Desert, said he uses marijuana for insomnia after trying to treat his sleeplessness with liquor and pharmaceutical drugs that left him hung over or groggy the next day. Lorigo, one of about 20 protesters, said the federal government should be focused on fighting crime and not patients who need their medicine. While Riverside County began taking applications Dec. 1 for state medical-marijuana identification cards, San Diego County has refused to participate in the state-mandated card program. The San Bernardino County Public Health Department next month plans to begin implementing an ID-card program. Survey: Should the federal government raid marijuana dispensaries in California, when such facilities and the use of medical marijuana are legal under state law? Comment: DEA: An official confirms the agency is conducting a large-scale inquiry of the sites.Source: Press-Enterprise (CA)Author: Kimberly Trone, The Press-EnterprisePublished: Thursday, December 15, 2005Copyright: 2005 The Press-Enterprise CompanyContact: letters pe.comWebsite: Articles & Web Sites:California NORML For Safe Access of Interest?'s 'Warfare' Medi-Pot Activists Mad as Hell Served After Drug Bought
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Comment #3 posted by unkat27 on December 16, 2005 at 05:58:47 PT
Beware those Bilderbergers
Thanks for those names, Richard. I'll add them to my list of "Vampires and Vultures", which I will soon add to my site. Those Bilderbergs are the crux of the NWO and fascist imperialism, everything the forefathers warned us about.
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Comment #2 posted by unkat27 on December 16, 2005 at 05:46:16 PT
Poor San Diego
San Diego used to be a fairly nice place, before the DEA decided to move in and make it a target for their fascism. Now it will become more like LA. Too bad for the cops, who weren't so bad as the LA cops. They'll be corrupted by the DEA now and the good ones will be pushed out to be replaced by fascists. The DEA is the problem, not local police. Everywhere the DEA goes, trouble follows and the situation gets worse for everyone. Down with the DEA. 
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Comment #1 posted by Richard Zuckerman on December 15, 2005 at 14:21:01 PT:
PLEASE BEWARE: Dianne Feinstein, United States Senator (D-California), is also a member of the Bilderberg, Trilateral Commission, and Council on Foreign Relations, whose objectives are to continue the "drug war" and firearms confiscation. Don't think for a minute that she has your best interests at heart!! DID YOU VOTE FOR HER??!!
PLEASE BEWARE: Jane Harmon, United States House of Representatives (D-California), is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, too.PLEASE BEWARE: David Dreier, United States House of Representatives (R-California), who publically announced around four years ago that he wants to "break the back" of the Marijuana movement by utilizing "Gestapo tactics", after I protested in front of his branch office, is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. PLEASE BEWARE: Thomas A. Arainiega, President, California State University, Bakersfield, Albert Carnesale, President, CEO, of UCLA, Steven B. Sample, President, CEO, of USC, are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft, is a Bilderberg. It is no surprise the miles per gallon of our automobiles have not been improved and alternative sources of fuel are not being used in our automobiles, because the CEO of EXXON, Lee R. Raymond, is a Bilderberg, a member of the Trilateral Commission, and the Council on Foreign Relations!!! At a recent conference, in New York City, a slide was shown during a presentation of a Volkswagen with a 250 miles per gallon capability, but it was deemed "experimental" only and never mass produced!!! HAS ANYBODY SEEN SYRIANA!!! IT IS A GREAT MOVIE, WITH GEORGE CLOONEY!!You can get a chart of "Who Controls America", for only $2, addressed to F.R.E.E., P.O. Box 293339, Kerville, Texas, 78029.Our enemies of freedom are within, people!!! These organizations are the enemies of individual freedom, initiative, growth!!Richard Paul Zuckerman, Box 159, Metuchen, N.J., 08840-0159, richardzuckerman2002 [discussing the C.I.A. drug money laundering thru Wall Street in the amount of $600 billion per year, with impunity]; [discussing the Grandfather and Great Grandfather of U.S. President George W. Bush financed 40% of Adolph Hitler's steel manufacturing; provided Standard Oil of New Jersey shipments during an oil embargo, thru Brown Harriman and Brothers, on the 300 block of Broadway, in New York City, and Allen Dulles hid the assets from Congress. Either Allen Dulles or his brother sat on the Warren Commission to Whitewash the truth about the assassination of U.S. President John Kennedy...I remember the day he was shot I sat on the stairs of my childhood house and cried!!].; 
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