Pelosi criticizes federal medical pot crackdown – Huffington Post

Posted on: May 5th, 2012 by admin No Comments

SAN FRANCISCO — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said she is concerned that the Obama administration’s crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries is hurting patients with a legitimate need for the drug. The San Francisco congresswoman said in a statement Wednesday that the crackdown has undermined “a policy that has been in place under which the federal government did not pursue individuals whose actions complied with state laws providing for medicinal marijuana.” The crackdown was initiated last fall by federal prosecutors in California, Colorado and other states against landlords, growers and dispensary operators.

California medical pot crackdown hits upscale Santa Barbara – Chicago Tribune

Posted on: May 4th, 2012 by admin No Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A crackdown on California’s medical marijuana supply chain by federal authorities targeting the state’s illegal drug trade arrived this week in the affluent, coastal county of Santa Barbara. The latest actions include three asset forfeiture lawsuits filed against properties housing marijuana operations and warning letters sent to people associated with 10 cannabis dispensaries deemed “illegal marijuana stores,” federal officials said.

California medical pot crackdown hits upscale Santa Barbara – WHTC

Posted on: May 4th, 2012 by admin No Comments

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A crackdown on California’s medical marijuana supply chain by federal authorities targeting the state’s illegal drug trade arrived this week in the affluent, coastal county of Santa Barbara. The latest actions include three asset forfeiture lawsuits filed against properties housing marijuana operations and warning letters sent to people associated with 10 cannabis dispensaries deemed “illegal marijuana stores,” federal officials said.

The Marijuana Vote – Business Insider

Posted on: May 1st, 2012 by admin No Comments

Jimmy Kimmel is right… sort of

The Marijuana Vote – Huffington Post

Posted on: May 1st, 2012 by admin No Comments

Jimmy Kimmel is right… sort of. In this past weekend’s schmooze-fest between media organizations and the president (and, for some inexplicable reason, Hollywood), Kimmel performed a comedy routine for the president and the assembled crowd.

Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Marijuana Legalization At White House Correspondents … – Huffington Post

Posted on: April 29th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Jimmy Kimmel, host of the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, addressed marijuana legalization in his speech. While delivering his remarks at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, comedian Jimmy Kimmel addressed the issue of marijuana legalization.

Obama Explains Medical Marijuana Crackdown… Sort Of. – SF Weekly (blog)

Posted on: April 26th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Mystery accompanied the federal Justice Department’s crackdown on California’s state-legal medical marijuana industry since Oct. 7, when prosecutors formally declared their war on weed.

Obama Explains Increasing Medical Marijuana Crackdowns, Raids In ‘Rolling … – Huffington Post

Posted on: April 25th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Amid an increased crackdown on medical marijuana producers across the nation, including a recent high-profile raid on a California training school, President Barack Obama faced questions in a new interview with Rolling Stone about the seeming disconnect between his 2008 campaign rhetoric and his administration’s actions since he took office. “I’m not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws [on medical marijuana],” Obama promised in 2008 , according to an earlier Rolling Stone report

NCIA Asks President Obama to Stop Federal Marijuana Crackdown – Kush Magazine

Posted on: April 24th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Apr 24 2012 Ahead of a scheduled speech by President Obama on Colorado’s CU Boulder campus, a press conference is being held by the  National Cannabis Industry Association to ask the nation’s leader to call off the federal crackdown on the marijuana industry. Aaron Smith, executive director of the NCIA, hopes to remind President Obama about his prior statements that the marijuana industry was not a priority of his administration, and that he’d leave decisions on legality up to the states. The conference is being held right now at The Hill Cannabis Club and Wellness Center

Marijuana Legalization Efforts Fail in California, Thanks to The Feds – SF Weekly (blog)

Posted on: April 24th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Few successful political movements count their finest hours a loss. Yet 2010 will remain the high water mark of the marijuana legalization movement for at least another two years — or longer, if the federal situation worsens.

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