I dont know about any other state, but since the law was passed to allow medical mari-joe in California, users and suppliers have been gettin’ the short end of the stick.
Yeah, your now a card-carryin’ legal weed head, but the police are not seein’ it that way. Users and suppliers are continually harassed, arrested, shut-down, you name it, the ‘authorities’ did it.
California is one of 4 states that also utilize “dispensaries” to sell medical mari-joe. Across California there are an estimated 2,100 dispensaries, co-operatives, wellness clinics and taxi delivery services in the sector known as “cannabusiness”. And growing.
That is more than all the Starbucks, McDonald’s and 7-Eleven outlets in the state put together.
::Caregiver's card. Yep, ya folks can pick it up for you!::
::Verification card-so the po-po's supposedly wont fluck with you...::
California is smart. If you cant beat ‘em, join ‘em. Cali took in approx $2 billion and generated $100 million in state sales taxes during 2008. Not bad…escpecially given the fact that they done went broke a coupla times this year…
Anyway…today it was announced Federal drug agents won’t pursue weed-smoking patients or their sanctioned suppliers in states that allow medical mari-joe, under new legal guidelines to be issued Monday by the Bam administration.
The new policy basically tells prosecutors it is a good use of their time arresting people who use or provide medical mari-joe in compliance with state law. They make it clear, tho, that agents will go after people whose distribution goes beyond what is permitted under state law; distribute to people not eligible, or use medical mari-joe as a cover for other crimes.
While prosecutors have wide discretion in choosing which cases to pursue, it is not a good use of federal manpower to prosecute those who are without a doubt in compliance with state law. This means, mofo, dont harass folks coz they smell like weed-go catch a crack dealer or murderer or somethin’…
(Shyt this might reduce the ‘residents’ of jails and prisons. They are filled with people that are victims of over-zealous, G.I. Joe mofo cops, doin’ hard time for a blunt. Especially in these Southern states. I read a story about a young man in TN who got 17 YRS TO LIFE for testin’ positive while on probation for a $2 stick-up! (mpp.org) Yet they give a child molester probation, and send him home to rape again/Christopher Barrios…this is a whole nutha rant. I’ll move on for now…)
This is a complete departure of Dubya’s policies, which were basically ‘dayumm what the state law says, we lockin’ yall up regardless…’ Asshole.
Now there will be some regulation; of course they will pursue mari-joe cases which involve violence, the illegal use of firearms, selling pot to minors, money laundering or involvement in other crimes.
::look at all this weed this man got!! its a drought ova here...::
A three-page memo spelling out the policy is expected to be sent Monday to federal prosecutors in the 14 states, and also to top officials at the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration. We should get more facts then.
I really don’t see why they just dont go on head and legalize it. Get it over with. Coz that day is comin’. I guess once the Feds figger out how to regulate it and get their cut, they will.
While this is cause to celebrate,(**yippee ki yay!**), I still can’t help but think what the haters will have to say about this. Repubs will be lined up on the Hill Monday to complain about this new turn of events.
Yall kno everything Bam does, is cause for alarm…
How to get a Medical Marijoe Card