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President Obama’s DEA raids at least two Los Angeles area dispensaries | The NORML Stash Blog

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11 responses to “President Obama’s DEA raids at least two Los Angeles area dispensaries”

  1. Winder

    Right on Russ. I, too, supported this man – mainly due to his talking points on a key issue; “The war on drugs has been an utter failure. I think we need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws”.

    Well if he doesn’t start walking the walk, he’s getting ousted in 2012.

    He did the right thing by signing DC’s MMJ bill into law, but what’s with the recommendation of that Ubercunt to head DEA? Come ON!

    He’s losing us, and we’re a force to be reckoned with.

    Amen, Critter, Amen.

    :clap: :greenmj: :2thumbs:

  2. richeigetscrunk

    maybe obama is just want to gain the trust of the rest of the country that didn’t vote for him and then “Change” what he promised. you can’t just expect him to get elected and then legalize pot.
    i KNOW he will give us CHANGE and i’m confident. i know that legalizing weed will be for the greater good, but if we’ve waited this long for a president that’s in favor for marijuana then i think we can wait just a little bit longer.

  3. Same Old Wine

    DEA retaliate against BHO? Huh? Are we talkin’ J. Edgar Hoover type of retaliation? He retaliated against several presidents he didn’t like.

    Is it most likely that the military industrial complex and the money changers (who financed his election in the long run and yeah I know he hates lobbyists) who supply the DEA will retaliate through them?

    Money is ALWAYS the motivator. Follow the money.

  4. Evil Dick

    Huh? Barry’s gonna continue business as usual? Boy, that’s a surprise. Whoever would have seen that coming.

    -ED

  5. Critter

    I have suffered extreme bouts of depression and anxiety much of my life. To me, that is among the worst and most debilitating conditions I have ever known. I have tried several legal means of trying to alleviate the pains of these conditions. They didn’t work.

    I have not had a major spell of depression or anxiety in a while, thanks to marijuana (and most especially thanks to my God who created it and continues to make it grow). Not only does it keep the depression bogies away, I like it! My question is, how much longer must I be deemed a ‘criminal’ just because I seek to take preventative measures against the debilitating condition of depression? I do not have a criminal mind or heart, nor a criminal bone in my body. It hurts and I feel violated that my very own government has been classifying me a criminal.

    My God created marijuana and my God is always right. I pray that He may soon release the captives who have been unjustly incarcerated. I pray He puts a stop to the legislation influenced by the lies and propaganda which led to prohibition in the first place. May Truth and Justice prevail in America, so that God can once again raise up and bless our nation, and bring it to heights never before even imagined. I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.

  6. John

    I couldn’t have said this better myself. Remember that Bush took a states’ rights position, saying that medical marijuana should be left up to the states to decide, when he was running in 2000. We all know how that turned out. If Obama does turn out to be just like Bush on this issue, we ought to start a movement asking for our money back. Many of us contributed to Obama’s campaign. “I want my money back,” would make a nice slogan.

  7. fallibilist

    If I can take a guess at what’s happening, it’s one of either two things.

    (1) It may be possible that with everything happening with the American economy and learning the ropes of international relations, Obama literally isn’t aware of this issue. That is, it’s not currently on his radar screen. We have to remember that to “serious” politicians, we look like just a small, weird, hippy-ish, unimportant special interest. Of course, the truth is 180 degrees away from there. But the Drug Warriors know how to spin.

    (2) I think this is more likely. Obama is a bit of an outsider but he’s being advised by real insiders who know washington like the backs of their hands. They’re telling him, look, “If you step on DEA toes, they WILL retaliate. They’ll say you’re ‘not serious about fighting the war on drugs.’ The more enemies you make, Barack, the more likely that one of them will take you down. Don’t die on this hill, Barry.”

    Successful politicians don’t take too many risks. They live to fight another day.

    Obama is selling us out.

  8. RevRayGreen

    Sara, she’s from Iowa, the one who sent out the letter describing the DEA trip to Nevada and South Dakota were…….something degrading to the region as the battled marijuana ballots :( off to google for the quote.

  9. Josh

    I’m with you. Give em hell they don’t mind draging us through gravel.

  10. Nick

    Bravo Russ. Truly.

  11. JohnH

    Remember when I said I would look at the new administration with “cautious optimism? I’ll be with you Russ should that optimism fade completely.

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