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Don't Pass Go, Don't Take Your Medicine!

When I went down to Bakersfield, California recently and asked my friends and family about the Pot culture there, it came as NO surprise to me that all of the clubs that had been opened over the last one or two years were already being targeted and shut down.  Seeing that Bakersfield is the most conservative county in all of California (check resources here) is the main reason this comes as no surprise.  As such, people who have been given the opportunity to use marijuana by their doctor will have to resort to going back to the grind of waiting on someone to pull through a deal and make them feel like drug addicts; doing something illegally that they feel they should have a right to do normally.

Now, I’m reading articles about the FEDS coming after the rest of the state pot clubs.  Dispensaries in San Diego and San Francisco have at this point, began receiving notices from major attorneys representing the United States explaining that the clubs have 45 days to close shop before they come through.

‘In an escalation of the ongoing conflict between the U.S. government and the nation’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry, at least 16 pot shops or their landlords received letters this week stating they are violating federal drug laws, even though medical marijuana is legal in California. The state’s four U.S. attorneys were scheduled Friday to announce a broader coordinated crackdown… They state that federal law “takes precedence over state law and applies regardless of the particular uses for which a dispensary is selling and distributing marijuana.”‘

Wow, so states can’t decide for themselves if it’s citizens should be able to smoke marijuana or grow marijuana for medicine?  How many more news features do we need to see about how good pot is for patients, for the economy, and for jobs growth?  Just alone in California, allowing pot clubs to stay open and thriving will help on these fronts.  Patients would be able to get the medicine that they have been prescribed by their doctor, who has obviously (hopefully) done research or read about the research of how much better it is as a natural drug over man-made pills.  It’s funny that we live in an age where these man-made prescription pills are legally accepted and endorsed by the same politicians (and doctors) who receive money for endorsing them.  I can’t believe the hypocrisy.

And now here comes Federal agents knocking down the door of my local pot club here in San Francisco sometime in the near future.  I wonder if it will ever come to pass at all, or if the federal government is just playing bullshit.  I guarantee that Californian’s will not stand by and let it happen… we almost passed a law last year to allow anyone over 21 to smoke marijuana when they want in the comfort of their own home… it is not going to swing the other way anytime soon, and ESPECIALLY not from some broken down federal government who hasn’t been getting laid at home and is coming over to our bed to try to get laid, but it’s rape I tell you!!! It’s rape!!!!

By: Darryn James

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