(05-08-2012 01:46 PM)Brewman_Jax Wrote:
(05-08-2012 01:37 PM)sandnsea Wrote: I can tell you that in Oregon the FBI is targeting people with medicinal cards who are dealing. I only know what I know through the grapevine so I don't have any testimony - to any lurking fbi - but I personally think Pelosi is getting bad info and the FBI is doing what they should, under current federal law. The FBI making these raids actually encourages the medicinal people to keep their shit together and creates the kind of environment most of us want. I know what it is to have half your city high, believe me. Even the old people! Even AA's!! Seriously!!!
You're not going to get more states to pass medical marijuana if the ones that have it aren't policing it properly. And you're not going to get legal marijuana in any form if the people pushing for full legalization Can't Respect The Laws that exist.
We're talking about poorly-planned/poorly-executed raids and illegal actions by law-enforcement on a "war on drugs" that has little to do with war or drugs.
"I have strong concerns about the recent actions by the federal government that threaten the safe access of medicinal marijuana."
Based on personal knowledge of *some* growers of medical marijuana in Oregon, I fundamentally disagree that the federal government is threatening anything. They could be worse in California, but I haven't seen anything to indicate that it's any different than the complaints by the Oregon pot growers. I have nothing against legalization. I have a lot against people lying to make a political point. To date, I think they're lying.