Smoked Out

Smoked Out
Posted by CN Staff on February 15, 2007 at 15:52:39 PT
By Seven McDonald
Source: LA Weekly 
Los Angeles, CA -- At West Hollywood’s Medical Marijuana Farmacy dispensary on Santa Monica Boulevard, around the corner from Whole Foods and Fountain Day elementary school, Jack Johnson is on the stereo, apple juice and water are set out for the taking, and a sign above the door reads not just “Open,” but “Very Open.” Only slightly disrupting the welcoming atmosphere, a security guardmonitors the scene just in case.
Last month, federal agents raided the Farmacy, along with 10 other L.A. County dispensaries (four others in West Hollywood alone), and many feared the shutdown was for good. But the Farmacy is back in business with nearly 20 full-time employees, one a patient himself who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, and numerous consultants, including a psychologist, two advising physicians, a legal-aid professional, a massage therapist, an herbalist (who helps answer questions about the other herbs sold here), and a registered pharmacist, JoAnna La Force, who sits on the board of directors and acts as the Farmacy’s spokesperson.Sitting in the high-walled garden in back, La Force discusses the recent raids, which she describes as “demoralizing,” her passionate feelings about medical marijuana, and sharing a public parking lot with a private elementary school.You were raided by the Drug Enforcement Agency, but you’re still open? There was never any federal injunction for us to close. Basically, the Drug Enforcement Agency came in to make a statement. To my knowledge all they took was our medicine and cash on hand. The consensus, from what I hear from attorneys and other people involved, is that they wanted to make a statement to West Hollywood [dispensaries], that “just ’cause you are unregulated doesn’t mean you are exempt from federal law.” According to the Drug Policy Alliance, the DEA’s funds are being cut to support the war, so, like any other bureaucracy, they want to show their worth. The easiest thing they can hit is marijuana. The task force that came in here [usually] does big cocaine and heroin cartels. So when they crept around the corner with their guns and everything, they thought they were going to have to bust through the door. They came in and the door was open. They actually had to help some people out — there was a guy in a wheelchair and another guy on crutches. They actually apologized to some of our staff for their dress because they had bulletproof vests and AR-15s. They were pointing them at patients’ heads. [Afterward], incredible people came out of the woodwork. Members of our cooperative, people who grow for us, came down the next day and brought medicine and said, “Just put it on consignment and pay us when you can.” Patients were knocking on the doors going, “Please, what is gonna happen?” So we opened two days later.What is your medical background? I am a registered clinicalpharmacist and I have my board certification in geriatrics. For the last 20 years I’ve worked with the elderly, and the last 15 years with hospice. I do pain management for patients in hospice who have less than six months to live. That is where I became interested in medical cannabis. Oftentimes I had elderly [patients] or their families ask me, “I really want to try medical cannabis. How do we go about getting it?” And I would say, “Gosh, I don’t know.” What they find is that it helps reduce the anxiety and depression associated with pain, especially with chronic pain; it’s just amazing that people can have [their] quality of life [return] and go back to work. When I saw that, I knew that I needed to find a way to help people have safe access, basically.So, you view marijuana like any other drug you might prescribe?I view it as a medicinal herb. If I could wave my magic wand, I would not only reclassify cannabis, I’d declassify it [from the DEA’s drug schedules] and put it in the same type of classification as [the medicinal herbs] valerian or kava kava. That’s where it should be. I would like to take the economical and political importance out of it and let it just be there as a source of healing for people.Marijuana is a Schedule I [drug], which means it is highly addictive and has no medical use, which is absurd. Methamphetamine is considered a Schedule II — in other words it is a drug of high abuse but it has medical value, because they use it for narcolepsy and other things. As long as marijuana remains a Schedule I drug, the DEA says they will enforce it until the end.You’re around the corner from an elementary school, Fountain Day School, where some parents have complained about having to be confronted with the dispensary and answer questions about drugs before they feel their kids are ready to handle the information. Do you understand the awkwardness a parent might feel about discussingmedical marijuana? There are a lot of assumptions people make about it. I think it is [about] educating people and letting them see it is not a terrible thing. It’s fear, and we need to get over that. Terminology is very important. We are a medical center — that is what we are. We don’t use [the words] “pot,” “weed,” “getting high.” That is not what we are about. When you have patients who are very ill, you want to know how it works for them. What I would like parents to know is that we work very hard with the school to make the neighborhood as safe and positive as possible. I am inregular contact with Andrew [Rakos], the director of the school, to immediately take care of any problems or concerns, of which we have had none in the last seven months that I am aware of. What goes on in the parking lot you share with the school? We have our security people walk the parking lot three times a day, sometimes four, and they keep a log of things that go on. In the last nine months there have been 12 incidents where they had to ask people to leave, but they were intoxicated homeless people. We went to one person smoking in his car, but he was smoking a cigarette and he was actually an employee of Whole Foods. [Patients] sign very strict rules and guidelines to be a part of this cooperative and procure medical marijuana for illness. They cannot smoke in their car or medicate in the parking lot, and if they disobey any of those rules their membership gets canceled.How much money does the Farmacy make? It varies. People think we are making tons of money, and I am sure that there are unethical places that have opened where they’re not paying their taxes. But we do everything by the book, with state and federal laws, the IRS. We pay our payroll taxes. It’s like any other business. That is another fallacy — people think we are making millions of dollars, driving around in Mercedeses and Bentleys. I drive a Toyota. Were you the West Hollywood dispensary that was robbed? Um, several dispensaries have been robbed. We have not been robbed. I think maybe one of the reasons is that we have an open-door policy.Why do most other dispensaries have a buzzer and a locked gate?I don’t know. When I first went to one I felt like a criminal. The reason we don’t have [a buzzer and gate] is that we are adhering to state and local laws. We are not criminals.SurroundedAndrew Rakos is sitting over a plate of scrambled eggs at Jerry’s Famous Deli in Studio City, talking about the medical-marijuana controversy currently going on in America, and specifically his hometown of West Hollywood.Rakos is not opposed to the legalization of medical marijuana, or to the idea of marijuana dispensaries. But as general manager of West Hollywood’s Fountain Day School, he’s found himself literally surrounded by the hot topic — there are three medical-marijuana dispensaries within one block of the private pre-K-through-sixth-grade elementary school he helps run and also sends his son to. One of the dispensaries, the Farmacy, actually shares a public parking lot with the school, and was one of the 11 Los Angeles County dispensaries that the Drug Enforcement Agency raided last month. He’s come to believe that there is little thought given to where the dispensaries are placed and how they might affect the immediate neighborhood.“There are a lot of parents whose kids go to our private school because they are willing to sacrifice part of their lifestyle to have their kids get the best education imaginable,” says Rakos, a single parent who adopted his son eight years ago. “Can you imagine how these people feel when all of a sudden there are three dispensaries and they see cars with Marijuana Is Good for You [bumper stickers] that their kids can read? It’s disturbing.”The police activity in the parking lot used by the school wasn’t welcome either. The raids, which in turn spawned a series of protests by pro-medical-marijuana activists, were the result of the federal government overriding California’s Proposition 215 and SB 420, which legalized the possession and cultivation of marijuana for seriously ill patients, and a 2005 West Hollywood city ordinance supporting the dispensaries. “If you haven’t smoked it, you know someone who has,” Rakos says of marijuana, while sipping his coffee. “You use your mind and you think, ‘Well, there are sick people who can probably use [marijuana].’ Immediately your heart space goes out to them and you say, ‘Okay, let’s do it!’ That is what happened in Los Angeles. “So West Hollywood, which always wants to be on the cutting edge of all these social issues, they thought, ‘Yeah, let’s do it!’ without thinking about the ramifications. Now there are three [dispensaries] within one block of our school. Three. Seven of them opened all at once, approximately two years ago. There were tons more waiting to open, and they put a moratorium on it — they went, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.’ Now, I know and you know that there are people who really, really absolutely need [medical marijuana], but do you need that many?”Not surprisingly, Rakos says he has received complaints about the dispensaries from the students’ parents, who pay $975 a month for their children to attend the school, which serves natural and organic hot lunches from Whole Foods.“There was one parent who complained to me because someone had come up and said, ‘Hey, man, go to this doctor if you want a prescription too.’ ’Cause he sees the parent staring and assumed that the parent was staring ’cause he wanted a prescription as well.”Do you see sick people coming out of there as well?“Well, there are lots of people living with AIDS, and you can’t tell. But you can tell when someone is high-five-ing in the parking lot — it’s a little more obvious. These are the problems the city and the clinics never anticipated, and should have.”What would you like to see happen? “Ideally, the city should have one, maybe two [dispensaries] in an area that is not close to a school. And, they should pick the ones that have been the most community friendly, like the Farmacy, which did get busted by the DEA. They are one of the better ones. It’s sad that they got shut down rather than one of the others that isn’t as good. At some point the city is going to have to make up its mind on the level of integrity that the dispensaries bring with them. It’s kind of like a bar. If you’re gonna serve underage people and let people walk out of the bar drunk, you become a menace to society. A parent shouldn’t have to have a discussion with a 4- or 5-year-old about [medical-] marijuana dispensaries. “It’s not a subject you bring up. The rule of thumb with children, especially in elementary school, is that you let them ask the questions and try and answer them honestly and simply. I live a block away. I used to walk to school, and I don’t anymore. I don’t want my son having to go by there. My son is 8 years old — it really is a very important time in his life — and I have personally had to talk with him about what a marijuana dispensary is.”You’re suggesting the dispensaries move away from school areas?“Yes, and religious institutions. They also need to make sure there is adequate parking. And crime — you can see the danger of people breaking in to steal the marijuana. There was a huge break-in three months ago at one of the dispensaries, where people broke in with guns and in the morning the streets were blocked off. Parents couldn’t get their kids to school — they were late by an hour. And when you talk about all the cash pumping through these places, that is gonna attract criminal activity.”What are the things you do each week dealing with this situation?“I take complaints from the parents, I log them, I call the sheriff’s department if there is an immediate action that needs to happen. I also log it for the DEA. They contacted us and requested us to log. About nine months ago we sent a petition to the city, not only for the moratorium but also to limit how close the [dispensaries] could be to a school. Recently the city of West Hollywood did pass an ordinance; however, it is for the future.”Do you want the city to ask the dispensaries to move, like they did in San Francisco?“The city can ask them to move but it won’t. They can make this law retroactive, but at this point they’ve chosen not to. In the meantime, it brings an element of danger into the neighborhood and an element of social instability. Personally, do I think it should be legal? Yes, it should be legalized and taxed to the max, like alcohol and tobacco. People should have the freedom to do these things. However, do people overuse it and exploit it? Absolutely.”Note: Joint interviews with a medical-pot pharmacist and a neighbor who says, Not in My Schoolyard. Source: LA Weekly (CA)Author: Seven McDonaldPublished: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Copyright: 2007 Los Angeles Weekly, Inc.Contact: letters laweekly.comWebsite: Articles & Web Site:Drug Policy Alliance Demonstrators Protest Pot Raids Raids Medical Marijuana Centers
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Comment #18 posted by afterburner on February 18, 2007 at 22:16:27 PT
OT: Hear & See it Yourself
UPDATE: Republican calls for hanging of those who oppose president...
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Comment #17 posted by user123 on February 18, 2007 at 12:59:15 PT:
Complicit in Evil
According to the Drug Policy Alliance, the DEA’s funds are being cut to support the war, so, like any other bureaucracy, they want to show their worth. The easiest thing they can hit is marijuana. 
Yep, cause fighting real crime is hard! Why don't you go bust the gun dealer in West Hollywood who sold a gun to a man with a 242 conviction on his record, who in turn, then used it to murder my step-son? Because that wouldn't be headline news. Oh, and next time I hear of a Liquor store hold-up, the media must tell me how close that store is to a school. They always do when they bust a Club or grow house. Never mind that it has nothing to do with the price of eggs in Egypt.
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Comment #16 posted by goneposthole on February 16, 2007 at 20:50:04 PT
Burned Alive, The Reign of Terror
A bit off topic, but this is how it was during the French Revolution. It is much the same in Iraq today, thanks to the US government.From the London Times, dated September 10, 1792:France. [page 1]On Saturday morning Mr. Lindsay, Secretary to Lord Gower, arrived at the Secretary of State's Office from France, which place he left on Wednesday, though not without some difficulty, as there was much hesitation shewn in deliver him his passport. Mr. Lindsay may congratulate himself on having escaped with safety.As the affairs of France very naturally engross the whole of the public attention, we have made it our business to collect the occurrences that have happened with as much precision as circumstances would admit. In the history of mankind, we have no precedent of such wanton and disgraceful excesses.The GOTHS and VANDALS, when they levelled the gates of Rome, and triumphantly entered into the capitol, yet still retained those feelings which distinguished the mind of man from the ungovernable appetite of the brute creation. It is true, they commanded the Roman ladies to attend them with wine under the Plantain Trees, and insisted on the solders acting as slaves—but they neither violated the chastity of the one, nor deprived the others of life. Far otherwise has been the conduct of the French barbarians. They delight in that kind of murder, which is attended with cruelty, and rejoice in every occurrence which can debase and unsex the feelings of man.We have very good authority for the detail that follows. Many of the facts have been related to us by a gentleman who was an eye-witness to them, and left Paris on Tuesday—and other channels of information furnish us with the news of Paris up to last Thursday noon—These facts stand not in need of exaggeration. It is impossible to add to a cup of iniquity already filled to the brim.When Mr. Lindsay left Paris on Wednesday, the MASSACRE continued without abatement. The city had been a scene of bloodshed and violence without intermission since Sunday noon, and although it is difficult and indeed impossible to ascertain with any precision the number that had fallen victims to the fury of the mob during these three days, we believe the account will not be exaggerated when we state it at TWELVE THOUSAND PERSONS—(We state it as a fact, which we derive from the best information, that during the Massacre on the 2d instant, from SIX to EIGHT THOUSAND Persons perished).To those whose situations do not lead them to enquiry, or who have not an opportunity to do so, this number will be considered as a gross exaggeration, and even an impossibility; but we are well warranted to believe the truth of this statement, after having been at very great pains to enquire into it. We rather think the calculation is under than over stated; and it will be more credible, when we assert on the authority of those whose business and duty it was to collect every information on the subject, that on the 19th of August last only, ELEVEN THOUSAND PERSONS were MASSACRED in Paris.[ * ] Those who were not on the spot, can have no idea of the slaughter or the cruelties that happened on that memorable day; and Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday last were merely a revival of them, though somewhat in a different shape. On the 10th of August, thousands died in defending their lives—but in this last massacre, there was no resistance; the unhappy victims were butchered like sheep at a slaughter house.But if the mob were excited to arms on the first of these days on the supposition of treachery in the Court, they had no such pretext in this latter instance. There was no new circumstance to excite them to these excesses; they could spring only from a base, cruel and degenerate nature.When the mob went to the prison de la Force, where the Royal attendants were chiefly confined, the Princess DE LAMBALLE went down on her knees to implore a suspension of her fate for 24 hours. This was at first granted, until a second mob more ferocious than the first, forced her apartments, and decapitated her. The circumstances which attended her death were such as makes humanity shudder, and which decency forbids us to repeat:—Previous to her death, the mob offered her every insult. Her thighs were cut across, and her bowels and heart torn from her, and for two days her mangled body was dragged through the streets.It is said, though this report seems dubious, that every Lady and state prisoner was murdered, with only two exceptions—Madame de TOURZELLE, and Madame de SAINT BRICE, who were saved by the Commissioners of the National Assembly, the latter being pregnant. The heads and bodies of the Princess and other Ladies—those of the principal Clergy and Gentlemen—among whom we learn the names of the Cardinal de la ROCHEFAUCOULT, the Archbishop of ARLES, M. BOTIN, Vicar of St. Ferrol, &c. have been since particularly marked as trophies of victory and justice!!! Their trunkless heads and mangled bodies were carried about the streets on pikes in regular calvacade. At the Palais Royal, the procession stopped, and these lifeless victims were made the mockery of the mob.Are these "the Rights of Man"? Is this the LIBERTY of Human Nature? The most savage four footed tyrants that range the unexplored desarts of Africa, in point of tenderness, rise superior to these two legged Parisian animals.—Common Brutes do not prey upon each other.The number of Clergy found in the Carmelite Convent was about 220. They were handed out of the prison door two by two into the Rue Vaugerard, where their throats were cut. Their bodies were fixed on pikes and exhibited to the wretched victims who were next to suffer. The mangled bodies of others are piled against the houses in the streets; and in the quarters of Paris near to which the prisons are, the carcases lie scattered in hundreds, diffusing pestilence all around.The streets of Paris, strewed with the carcases of the mangled victims, are become so familiar to the sight, that they are passed by and trod on without any particular notice. The mob think no more of killing a fellow-creature, who is not even an object of suspicion, than wanton boys would of killing a cat or a dog. We have it from a Gentleman who has been but too often an eye witness to the fact. In the massacre last week, every person who had the appearance of a gentleman, whether stranger or not, was run through the body with a pike. He was of course an Aristocrate, and that was a sufficient crime. A ring, a watch chain, a handsome pair of buckles, a new coat, or a good pair of boots in a word, every thing which marked the appearance of a gentleman, and which the mob fancied, was sure to cost the owner his life. EQUALITY was the pistol, and PLUNDER the object.As every body the mob assassinates, is called an Aristocrate, it is highly dangerous for any one to express himself compassionately at what passes. He would then become himself an object of suspicion.The army marching from Paris exhibits a very motley group. There are almost as many women as men, many without arms, and very little provision. A principal object with them is to destroy the corn and lay waste the country, so that the confederates may be cramped for want of supplies.The following report of the massacre on Sunday, has been made by a Member of the National Assembly. Although we know that this report does not state the whole of the facts, which for obvious reasons are concealed, it is however, a very proper article to be here inserted; but it is to be remarked, that this report relates to the prisons only."The Commission assembled during the suspension of the night sitting, being informed by several citizens, that the people were continuing to rush in great numbers towards the different prisons, and were there exercising their vengeance, thought it necessary to write to the Council General of the Community, to learn officially the true state of things. The Community sent back word, that they had ordered a deputation to render an account to the commission of what had happened. At two o'clock the deputations, consisting of Mess. Tallion, Tronchon, and Cuiraté, was introduced in to the hall of the Assembly. M. Tronchon then said, that the greater part of the prisons were empty; that about four hundred prisoners were massacred; that he had thought it prudent to release all prisoners confined for debt at the prison La Force, and that he had done the same thing at Saint Pelegíe. That when he returned to the Community, he recollected that he had neglected to visit that part of La Force, where the women were confined; that he immediately returned, and set at liberty twenty-four. That he and his colleague had taken under their particular protection Madame Tourzelle, and Madame Saint Brice, and that they had conducted these two ladies to the Section of the Rights of Man, to be kept there till they are tried."Mr. Tallíen added, that when he went to the Abbaye, the people were demanding the registers from the keeper; that the prisoners confined on account of crimes imputed to them on the 10th of August, and those confined for forging assignats, were almost all butchered, and that only eleven of them were saved. The Council of the Community had dispatched a deputation to endeavour to check the brutal fury of the mob: their Solicitor first addressed them, and employed every means to appease them. His efforts, however, were attended with no success, and multitudes around him fell victims to the barbarity of the populace."The mob next proceeded to the Chatelet, where they likewise sacrificed all the prisoners. About midnight, they were collected round La Force, to which the Commissioners instantly repaired, but were not able to prevail on the people to desist from their sanguinary proceedings. Several Deputations were successively sent to try if they could restore tranquility, and orders were given to the Commandant General to draw out detachments of the National Guards; but as the service of the barriers required such a great number of men, a sufficiency was not left to repress the audacity of the populace. The Commissioners once more attempted to bring back the ungovernable and infatuated multitude to a sense of justice and humanity; but they could not make the least impression on their minds, or check their ferocity or vengeance."M. Guiraud mentioned that the people were searching the bodies at the Pont Neuf, and collecting their money and pocket-books. He added, that he forgot to mention one fact—"In the different prisons, the mob formed a tribunal consisting of twelve persons; after examining the jailor's book, and asking different questions, the judges placed their hands upon the head of the prisoner, and said, 'Do you think that in our consciences we can release this gentleman?'—This word release was his condemnation. When they answered yes, the accused person, apparently set at liberty, was immediately dashed upon the pikes of the surrounding people. If they were judged innocent, they were released amidst the shouts of Vive la Nation!"[Read this ye ENGLISHMEN, with attention, and ardently pray that your happy Constitution may never be outraged by the despotic tyranny of Equalization.] [ . . . ]
* Besides the bodies which were buried (the returns mention between 4 and 5000) and the carcases that were thrown in the Seine and other places, it appears since, that hundreds of bodies have been thrown into storehouses and cellars, and to this moment lie unburied. It will be for future historians to ascertain these facts, which the circumstances of the times do not permit to be accurately identified.
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Comment #15 posted by FoM on February 16, 2007 at 15:48:22 PT
EJ, I Understand That's How It Is
I just don't understand violence. If something requires violence then I wouldn't be interested in it. People need some really good jobs so they don't have to sell drugs to just get by.
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Comment #14 posted by E_Johnson on February 16, 2007 at 15:28:10 PT
It's not just the money FoM
Suppose there was no punishment for failing to pay off your credit cards. Suppose they couldn't take you to court or anything?How could any business exist without some effective way of collecting on bad debts and discouraging people from running up bad debts?In legal normal society, debt repayment is backed up by the coercive power of the entire American legal system.What back up do illegal businesses have?They have to scare people with some kind of fearsome coercive power too.Any business, any economic system, needs a way to prevent bad debt from accumulating and ruining the business economy.With illegal drugs, that way is guaranteed to be ugly and ultimately involve gruesome, memorable murders of people who owe money.
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Comment #13 posted by FoM on February 16, 2007 at 10:06:44 PT
Street Justice
I can't imagine that money would be that important to do that to a person. It really is beyond me. 
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Comment #12 posted by E_Johnson on February 16, 2007 at 09:59:11 PT
It's the street justice system FoM
Alcohol is legal, so an alcoholic can be sued for nonpayment of a bar tab.Illegal drug dealers can't sue anyone or sell their outstanding debts to a collection agency either.
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Comment #11 posted by FoM on February 16, 2007 at 09:51:33 PT
EJ That's Horrible
I just don't understand why this would happen.,0,6422462.story
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Comment #10 posted by E_Johnson on February 16, 2007 at 09:33:09 PT
OT: That woman who was burned alive
Over $150 drug debt, in SF. Has anyone read that story today? It's in the LA Times.I've already written a letter to the LA Times over it, and one to our Governator too.
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on February 16, 2007 at 07:36:26 PT
I'm glad to know you are ok. I hope your daughter is recovering nicely.
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Comment #8 posted by Hope on February 16, 2007 at 07:32:21 PT
checking in
Away from the computer...but I'm ok. Will likely be off line a great deal for a few busy weeks. My daughter has had back surgery and I'm trying to help her out. 
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Comment #7 posted by BGreen on February 16, 2007 at 06:33:32 PT
What would happen if their finger slipped?
Not one damn thing would happen to these nazi war criminals involved in law enforcement in the USA.They're so evil that the devil won't even let them into hell for fear they'll take over.The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #6 posted by doc james on February 16, 2007 at 06:23:30 PT
I must
wholeheartedly agree with mayan on this. These DEA agents remind me of the nazi's SS stormtroopers. Pointing real automatic rifles at sick people, what if their finger slipped? ooops...... their bad.........!
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Comment #5 posted by potpal on February 16, 2007 at 05:53:15 PT
It's wonderful and encouraging that such a place exist.“Well, there are lots of people living with AIDS, and you can’t tell. But you can tell when someone is high-five-ing in the parking lot — it’s a little more obvious. These are the problems the city and the clinics never anticipated, and should have.”Those high-fives! Such a problem. Who saw them coming?
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Comment #4 posted by potpal on February 16, 2007 at 05:52:55 PT
It's wonderful and encouraging that such a place exist.“Well, there are lots of people living with AIDS, and you can’t tell. But you can tell when someone is high-five-ing in the parking lot — it’s a little more obvious. These are the problems the city and the clinics never anticipated, and should have.”Those high-fives! Such a problem. Who saw them coming?
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Comment #3 posted by Toker00 on February 16, 2007 at 03:54:58 PT
ASA - Support medical cannabis inmates.
In addition to Jerry, these guys could use help too. I know there are many many more, but I realize that we can only help so much.
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on February 16, 2007 at 01:54:24 PT
US TX: Police Shoot and Kill Teen in Drug Raid Response Team -Tactical and Response team -District Attorney's Narcotics Task ForceSWATSTIKA
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Comment #1 posted by mayan on February 15, 2007 at 18:16:43 PT
The Real Threat
They actually had to help some people out — there was a guy in a wheelchair and another guy on crutches. They actually apologized to some of our staff for their dress because they had bulletproof vests and AR-15s. They were pointing them at patients’ heads.Such tough guys! It seems that the only real threat to the school comes from the adrenaline-tripping DEA agents storming around the neighborhood with their guns drawn as if they are raiding a crack-house! This was a very enlightening article. THE WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...Obama Addresses 9/11 Government Complicity: 9/11 Documentary Likely Hit Piece: Implies 9/11 Truth Movement a Cult of Mythology:
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Chandler, Arizona - February 23-25: WAS AN INSIDE JOB - OUR NATION IS IN PERIL:
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