First Obama DEA raid in California

Discussion in 'Cannabis Activism' started by DdC, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. DdC

    DdC Member

    Steve Kubby: ‘First Obama DEA raid in California: Change?’
    January 23rd, 2009 · 12 Comments
    Posted to IPR by Paulie

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) raided a medical marijuana dispensary today in South Lake Tahoe, California, in the first days of the new Obama Administration. Even though President Barack Obama had made repeated promises during his election campaign to end federal raids in medical marijuana states, a California medical cannabis dispensary, complying with state law, was robbed at gunpoint by DEA officers.

    “Just as Gitmo prisoners have been held without charge and then ‘tried’ in courts where they’re not allowed full rights of the accused, in medical marijuana cases, well-intentioned people are charged with activities that aren’t crimes in California, and denied the chance to present a defense. President Obama did the right thing with closing Guantanamo Bay, let’s hope he will provide similar protection to medical marijuana patients and their providers,” said Kubby.

    Friday, January 23, 2009

    About that DEA raid yesterday

    In case you missed it, the DEA conducted a raid yesterday on a medical marijuana dispensary in South Lake Tahoe, California. That's right - in the second full day of the new administration that had promised to end the raids.

    Keep in mind that Michele Leonhart is still head of the DEA. My gut instinct is that the DEA is acting on its own, ignoring Obama's campaign promises and pretending ignorance and business as usual, without anything concrete in place yet to deter them. It really shows the rank stupidity of the DEA leadership.

    To conduct a raid right now does nothing but motivate the medical marijuana community in huge ways at a time when the Obama administration wants to focus on other things. It calls attention to everything that's wrong with the DEA, and puts it up in big glowing neon letters.

    I could be wrong, but my guess is that Michele has already gotten a stern call from Rahm.

    But just to be sure, it would be great if everyone lit up the switchboard at the White House.

    I got an email from Cheryl...

    I just called Obama at 202-456-1111. They have no computers and are taking hand-written notes. The VOLUNTEER who answered the phone for me said, I wasn't the only one to call him about this and there are over a dozen volunteers and the phones are ringing off the hook. I told him about the DEA raid yesterday & asked for Obama to keep his promise about ending DEA raids on medical cannabis patients and hoped he would end them for medical cannabis providers as well. He speculated that the DEA may have been trying to get one last raid in before the transition is complete. All the notes will be gathered into "subject" and given to the call-center boss and may be reported to Obama. Please call. Let your voice be heard. If you get a busy signal, try again. Leave a voicemail or speak to a real person. full story

  2. RandomOne

    RandomOne Member

    Don't blame Obama for this. He can only do one thing at a time. All of Bush's laws are still in effect and only when Obama specifically writes an executive order to stop this will he be able to. He has an awful lot of crappy policies to deal with, Gitmo is a far greater concern as far as human rights go that's for sure. I'd say Obama has his priorities straight.

    And if he writes such an order in his first few days of office, how bad would this look to the non-pot smokers of the country? Unfortunately our best option is to wait and let these things happen for a little while longer... give it a year or two then we can complain.
  3. DdC

    DdC Member

    how bad would this look?

    Fucking apologists!

    "Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong."
    -- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

    Do you favor the decriminalization of marijuana use?
    * 3586 responses
    Yes - 97%
    No - 2.3%

    Politicians and their Apologists... tsk tsk
    The art of ConPromise...

    I hear Fleetwood Mac, its 1992, the future is bright,
    after 12 years of Bush1, it seemed to be finally over...
    then... more incarcerations than Nixon, Reagan and Bush1 combined.
    Inhaling or not.
    The Patriot Ax and Education Ax are written.
    NAFTA is born, don't ask don't tell...
    Police Action on Kosovarians,
    dropping bombs from 30,000 feet,
    Spraying Paul Wellstone with Monsanto poisons
    in Plan Rand Beers Colombia,
    saving Al Gore's Occidental Oil from Indian burial grounds.
    Blistering kids from the new agent orange.

    Don't stop thinking about tomorrow...
    you might accidentally pay attention today!

    Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss,

    Won't Get Fooled Again...


    "The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help, and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents. Narcotics police are an enormous, corrupt international bureaucracy ... and now fund a coterie of researchers who provide them with 'scientific support' ... fanatics who distort the legitimate research of others."
    -- William F. Buckley, Jr. Requiescat In Pace
    Commentary in The National Review, April 29, 1983, p. 495

    Nixon lied to schedule Cannabis #1.

    Life Sentences: The Collateral Sanctions Associated with Marijuana Offenses

    Our latest study examines the true impact of a marijuana conviction. A misdemeanor conviction for possession of marijuana can trigger automatic bars on educational aid, a bar on serving as a foster parent, denial of federal housing assistance, revocation or suspension of occupational licenses, suspension of one’s driver’s license, and much more. Read the Report


    The Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics (CCLE) is a network of scholars elaborating the law, policy and ethics of freedom of thought. Our mission is to develop public polices that will preserve and enhance freedom of thought into the 21st Century.

    Life Sentences:
    The Collateral Sanctions Associated with Marijuana Offenses

    Our latest study examines the true impact of a marijuana conviction. A misdemeanor conviction for possession of marijuana can trigger automatic bars on educational aid, a bar on serving as a foster parent, denial of federal housing assistance, revocation or suspension of occupational licenses, suspension of one’s driver’s license, and much more. Read the Report

    Ganja 4 PTSD & Depression for collateral damage from being arrested for marijuana....

    Marijuana Arrests Set All-Time Record

    -- Continuing the recent trend, marijuana arrests set another all-time record in 2007, totaling 872,720. Arrests for marijuana possession totaled 775,138, greatly exceeding arrests for all violent crimes combined, which totaled 597,447. The number greatly exceeds the 829,627 marijuana arrests in 2006, which itself was an all-time record. Arrests for illicit drugs other than marijuana declined in 2007 by over 84,000 compared to 2006. full story

    "All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those towards whom it is directed will understand it. Therefore, the intellectual level of the propaganda must be lower the larger the number of people who are to be influenced by it."

    "Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise."

    From Benito Mussolini,
    contributing to the "London Sunday Express," December 8, 1935

    Marijuana Legalization Questions Top Obama's 'Citizen's Briefing Book'
    January 22, 2009 - Washington, DC, USA


    Once-Secret Nixon Tapes Show Why the U.S. Outlawed Pot

    "I want a Goddamn strong statement on marijuana, I mean one that just tears the ass out of them. You know, it's a funny thing, every one of the bastards that are out for legalizing marijuana is Jewish."

    "You have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognizes this all while not appearing to." (about the War on Drugs to Chief of Staff, H. R. Haldeman, according to Halderman's diaries)

    "oft-headed psychiatrists who work in places like NIMH (National Institute for Mental Health) favor marijuana because they're probably all on the stuff themselves."
    -- Richard M. Nixon - Former President

    Renagade Cops & Ganja Props

    "Not only are we here to protect the public from vicious criminals
    in the street but also to protect the public from harmful ideas."

    -- Robert Ingersoll - Former DEA Director (1972)

    "The difference between a policy and a crusade
    is that a policy is judged by its results,
    while a crusade is judged by how good it makes its crusaders feel."

    -- Thomas Sowell

  4. trailerparkboy

    trailerparkboy Heat Bag

    fuck the dea is stupid
  5. DdC

    DdC Member

    Net to Obama... Legalize it dude... Some question if obama pretended to take a toke, then snickered bla bla no... Bogus treatment eh? No sher shitlock. Hemp jobs? $300 million last year, will wonders ever cease. Maybe someday the telephone lines will reach D.C. and someone can call albama and tell him about Hemp. State local yokle politikop drug worriers now wanting a cut of reform via taxes and quack assistance. Same quacks doing harm for 40 years silent about caging sick and healthy people for what they knew was safer than booze. CNN Wolfe Blitzer and McCafferty more serious than elblamo about the "L" word, Cooper 360 interviewed LEAP aganst a typical narcrobot idiot. Larry King quoting William F Buckley...

    Shit or Get Off the Pot by Dominic Holden
    US WA: Column: The Stranger 26 Mar 2009

    Jeffrey Steinborn, Seattle's leading pot-defense attorney, was sitting at his desk overlooking Elliott Bay in early March when a client in his mid-30s walked into the office. The man had recently been convicted of possessing pot for personal use. "He went up to this place north of Seattle where they have this shelter full of abused puppies they are trying to get rid of," Steinborn says. "They wouldn't give him a puppy. They turned him down for a pot conviction."

    "There is a duty in refusing to cooperate in any undertaking
    that violates the Constitutional rights of the individual.
    This holds in particular for all inquisitions
    that are concerned with the private life
    and the political affiliations of the citizens."

    -- Albert Einstein


    Reactions to Obama's marijuana blunder
    DWR: Friday, March 27, 2009

    So when will we be getting that apology?

    Obama ridicules marijuana question
    DWR: Thursday, March 26, 2009
    At today's Town Hall, Obama acknowledged that a whole lot of folks voted marijuana questions to the top (once again).

    Evening Buzz: Legalize Pot?
    Maureen Miller AC360° Writer

    Today, in a lighthearted moment during a White House online town hall meeting, President Obama said he received a lot of questions about the potential of legalizing marijuana and then taxing it to rake in the cash.

    “This is a fairly popular question… I don’t know what this says about the online audience,” the president joked. He then got serious and added, “No, I don’t think this is a good strategy to grow our economy.”

    Do you agree with the President? Share your thoughts below. 94

    Nearly Four In Ten Admitted To "Treatment" For Marijuana Haven't Used Pot
    US Government: March 26, 2009 - Rockville, MD, USA
    Nearly four in ten individuals admitted to substance abuse treatment programs for cannabis have not used the drug in the month prior to their admission, according to data provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

    Massachusetts: Lawmakers To Consider Measures
    To "Tax And Regulate The Cannabis Industry"

    New Hampshire: House Votes
    To Authorize Physician-Supervised Use Of Marijuana

    Hemp Is The Green Jobs Solution We Need By Dara Colwell
    CN Source: AlterNet March 26, 2009 USA


    Suspected drunk driver rams home, exposes pot farm

    Authorities said a 63-year-old man suspected of drunken driving crashed his pickup truck into a neighbor's house, leaving a gaping hole and revealing a small marijuana farm inside.

    San Diego police got a search warrant after the Sunday afternoon crash and confiscated more than 20 pot plants from the house.

    Sad in so many ways.

    The story gives no details, but I'd like to know who got in more trouble with the authorities:

    1. The drunk driver who ruined someone's house.
    2. The peaceful homeowner who didn't hurt anyone, but had his house ruined.

    And one nit to pick. Pot farm? Really? 20 tomato plants isn't a tomato farm. It's a garden. 20 trees isn't a tree farm.


    Medical Marijuana dispensary raid in San Francisco by DEA
    DWR: Wednesday, March 25, 2009

    Google: DEA Raids Emmalyn's
    California Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco

    "Emmalyn’s provides marijuana for free to poor people on Wednesdays."

    DEA raids pot dispensary in SF
    Drug WarRant
    Medical Marijuana dispensary raid in San Francisco by DEA.
    Medical Marijuana Advocates Decry DEA Raid in San Francisco
    DEA Raids Emmalyn's California Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco
    Medical marijuana advocates are up in arms over yesterday's federal raid
    Oxdown Gazette » DEA Raids SF Medical Marijuana Dispensary
    Feds Target San Francisco Medical Marijuana Dispensary
    DEA Raids San Francisco Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    Photos provided by the Cannabis Club Network staff
    with a special thanks to azesf.

    DEA Raid on Emmalyn's California Cannabis Clinic
    YouTube - Raw footage of DEA Raid on Medical Marijuana Dispensary in San Francisco, California on March 25, 2009.


Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice