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DEA letter targets medical marijuana [CA]
    #8797388 - 08/19/08 07:17 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

DEA letter targets medical marijuana
August 19, 2008 - edhtelegraph.com

A threat from federal drug officials is forcing El Dorado County’s medical-marijuana clinic to lease a new headquarters.

The Medical Marijuana Caregivers Association of El Dorado County previously leased from a landlord who received written notice recently from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The notice said the agency had discovered the lease agreement between the caregivers association and the landlord, and warned the arrangement violated federal drug law.

Matt Vaughn, director of the local caregiver association, said budget matters are forcing a move at the same time the DEA letter is, so it could be worse.

“The consequences are minimal for us, but in general, if they did get a DEA letter, it’s going to cost a landlord a good renter,” Vaughn said.

In 2007, the agency began warning landlords, all of them in southern California.

“The goal is advice,” said Special Agent Sarah Pullen. “The Los Angeles field office sent out nearly 200 letters.”

In bold-face type, the letters warned landlords that California’s 10-year-old Compassionate Use Act legalizing use of medical pot did not protect them from federal law criminalizing the providing of space for distributing any drug named on the federal Controlled Substances List.

“Violation of this law is a felony crime, and carries with it a penalty of up to 20 years in prison,” the letters said. “In addition, federal law allows for the seizure of assets, including real property, which have been used in conjunction with the distribution of controlled substances.”

Soon, the notice program expanded to northern California.

“The DEA San Francisco Office sent out approximately 50 letters to property owners,” said Special Agent Casey McEnry..

The DEA does not recognize California’s voter-approved legalization of medical marijuana. Pullen said the DEA is out to shut down all California med-pot dispensaries by any legal means necessary.

“There are hundreds of them in L.A.,” she said. “Our resources are limited. We use them as we can.”

She declined to provide a cost estimate for the letter-writing program.


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Re: DEA letter targets medical marijuana [CA] [Re: veggie]
    #8797440 - 08/19/08 07:28 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

I really don't understand what the big deal is...Why do they consider smoking pot sooo bad? I just don't get it, and I have tried to see their side of it.


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Re: DEA letter targets medical marijuana [CA] [Re: MHbound]
    #8797522 - 08/19/08 07:46 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Just keep in mind it has nothing to do with health concerns. Prohibition is a way to control people and to and end-around on The Constitution on such issues as illegal search and seizure.


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Re: DEA letter targets medical marijuana [CA] [Re: veggie]
    #8797548 - 08/19/08 07:54 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

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veggie said:

“Our resources are limited.






Bull fucking shit.  They receive so much money to carry out their witch hunts.  I just wonder when it will end.


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Re: DEA letter targets medical marijuana [CA] [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8797793 - 08/19/08 08:50 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

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Just keep in mind it has nothing to do with health concerns. Prohibition is a way to control people and to and end-around on The Constitution on such issues as illegal search and seizure.




Amen, brother.    :thumbup:


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Re: DEA letter targets medical marijuana [CA] [Re: Nasrudin]
    #8798339 - 08/19/08 10:52 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

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I just wonder when it will end.




There are only two things that will work to end it. Armed revolt, or... when we quit installing people in positions of power through the ballot who enact and or support such laws. I don't smoke herb but every candidate who receives my vote has to support the end of marijuana prohibition without ambiguity.

Confront candidates on this matter in public venues, and don't look like scum-bag hippie while doing it... leave the corduroy at home. Make it clear that regardless of their stand on other issues, an antiquated approach to marijuana prohibition is a deal breaker..... Fanaticism isn't such a bad thing, look at what the republican party has accomplished with the abortion issue.


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Re: DEA letter targets medical marijuana [CA] [Re: veggie]
    #8798340 - 08/19/08 10:52 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

So basically the Federal Government is outright opposing the people. California as a state recognizes it as a medical drug but our Federal Government says it is an illicit street drug. Wow we are as good as a communistic society just with the illusion of freedom. The only way this will ever change is if we begin to exercise our rights like Freedom of speech. But keep in mind if you do your government may also use force. I think our best bet is a new president,  in my personal opinion not to offend anyone but it seems like Republicans in general tend to press issues such as drug wars and tend to be somewhat of warmongers.


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Re: DEA letter targets medical marijuana [CA] [Re: veggie]
    #8798421 - 08/19/08 11:06 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

doesnt the federal government telling california that it does not reconize the law and will prossecute people for medical weed violate state soverinty?


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Re: DEA letter targets medical marijuana [CA] [Re: cake is a lie]
    #8803381 - 08/21/08 12:38 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

No, Federal law supercedes state law.


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Re: DEA letter targets medical marijuana [CA] [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #8804167 - 08/21/08 06:13 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

> No, Federal law supercedes state law.

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The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.




What part of the US Constitution gives congress the right to decide what I can or cannot put into my own body?


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