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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    Is anyone really surprised by this? It's not the first time the DEA said no to medicinal marijuana.
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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    When my mother was fighting the long and very brave battle she fought against cancer chemo made her extremely ill and nauseous. It took many of the good days she might have had nearing what became the end of her life. Her oncologist told her off the record that pot, if she was so inclined, would greatly ease the effects of chemo and allow her to live much greater physical and emotional comfort. We begged our mother to smoke or eat pot. She refused because it was against the law. She would not, she said, because she did not condone anything that would require her sons to break the law. It broke our hearts.

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    Nobody gives a rat's ass about your suffering. America isn't the worst in that respect. It's hard enough to get a scrip for pain meds but in Africa, they don't even have them because they're afraid of addiction. So cancer patients simply scream themselves to death.

    Governments are insane and cruel. I'm sure you all know that already.

    Marijuana does not "cure" cancer. It's just another light-weight version of pain meds. That it's illegal is stupid but stupid is popular. Your rights end where the government rights begin.


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    So you don't believe that human beings should have a basic inalienable right to medicine? Again I ask, what's the point in spending billions upon billions of your dollars on finding a cure to cancer, when the only known natural cure has already been outlawed? Logically, if they make a new cure and find it's easily grown and can get you high, that will end up being illegal too.

    Where does a nation's right to create drug laws end and a human's right to potentially life saving medicine begin?

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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Because states can have referendums as they wish, but they do not trump federal law. It's only real affect is to put the Federal Government on notice that folks want change. If more states "legalize" it, then the Federal Government is likely to catch on and modify Federal Laws.

    Also, it has a benefit to my state since state and local police are called off the hunt, thus reducing the costs of courts, jails, prisons, for the state and local municipalities.

    And as an aside, I suspect the Federal Government will be slow to let go of pot, since the idiot war on drugs has created a large government bureaucracy, about half of which is due to pot being on their list. So legalize pot and DEA can hand our pinks slips, en masse, which they'll fight like hell to avoid having to do.
    About that Federal War on Drugs. The FED is in control of Afghanistan and has been since 2003. During our administration of that Nation opium production has gone from 270 tons per year under the Taliban to 9000 tons per year under our Federal administration. I think they are fighting the drug war in the wrong country, but that doesn't help militarize local police forces, I guess.

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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Big government wins again.
    Progressives made their bed so now progressive states must sleep in them.

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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    I carpooled with a DOJ employee recently. I said "you guys must not have much to do since you have the time to bust medical cannabis clubs. I guess there aren't any serious crimes to spend your time on."

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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Progressives made their bed so now progressive states must sleep in them.
    Arizona is a progressive state? LOL! Who knew?










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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Arizona is a progressive state? LOL! Who knew?
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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    I carpooled with a DOJ employee recently. I said "you guys must not have much to do since you have the time to bust medical cannabis clubs. I guess there aren't any serious crimes to spend your time on."
    That must have made you popular.

    It is a good observation, though. If they have time to spend on busting pot clubs, there must not be any serous crimes to deal with.
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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    Sounds like the local sheriff had a lack of balls problem. The federal agents should have been arrested and held without bond. Find a felony to charge them with that would negate their firearm ownership and end their carriers. Repeat until the federal government figures out that people are tired of their over reaching.

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