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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 06:32 PM
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Why is the Obama Administration cracking down on medical marijuana now?
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What's the point? We've got two wars raging, massive defense spending, a crappy economy, a jobless crisis, cuts to social programs, attacks on unions, loads of cash buying off politicians, warrantless wiretapping of US citizens, drone strikes killing innocent civilians, a record number of Americans on food stamps, police brutality against peaceful protestors and bankers essentially running the country.

All this shit going on and Obama is concerned about an 80 year-old lady smoking weed to alleviate her glaucoma?

What's the point?


Obama's War On Weed: White House Launches Crackdown On Medical Marijuana
First Posted: 10/11/11 04:24 PM ET Updated: 10/11/11 04:48 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO -- Three years on, not a single Wall Street banker has been prosecuted after a financial crisis rooted in rampant fraud brought the global economy to its knees. President Obama's Department of Justice has more dangerous miscreants to worry about: medical marijuana shop owners.

The DoJ has launched an assault on medical pot dispensaries, vowing to shut down establishments licensed and regulated by state and local governments, in a reversal of an earlier policy, based on an Obama campaign promise to leave the shops alone as long as they followed state law.

And while major corporations have managed to get their federal tax bills down to zero, the IRS has determined that pot clinics can't deduct salaries, rent, the cost of bud or other operating expenses on their tax returns. If a business can't deduct those expenses, its tax bill almost always winds up exceeding even its profits.

Despite a previous DoJ memo that targeting medical marijuana is an inefficient use of time and resources, this past Friday morning, four California-based U.S. Attorneys and their staffs gathered in front of Sacramento's capitol building to announce an aggressive new crackdown on medical marijuana operations throughout the state -- this one aimed at the landlords who manage buildings in which dispensaries operate.

Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/11/war-on-weed-ob...


Where are our priorities?

Please contact the White House and tell them to stop this shit:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
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