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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:18 PM
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Judge won't halt federal crackdown on medical pot
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

OAKLAND -- A judge has rejected a request from medical marijuana suppliers to bar federal prosecutors from filing charges against them or seizing their property.

U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong in Oakland said the medical marijuana collectives had failed to show they would suffer "immediate, irreparable harm" without a court order.

"The court is sensitive to the desires of individuals to use medical marijuana with a doctor's recommendation, as permitted by California law," Armstrong wrote in a 27-page ruling filed this week. "Nonetheless, marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and in Congress' view, it has no medicinal value."

In rejecting the advocates' request for temporary injunctions, the judge also said she doubted they would prevail in lawsuits seeking to halt the Obama administration's campaign to shut down their dispensaries.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/1...
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windowpilot Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:30 PM
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1. Pigs at the trough N/T
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Lionessa Donating Member (842 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:31 PM
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2. Just think, if it wasn't for all the damned pot-smoking hippies in the 60's
who protested and rioted both against the unfair treatment of non-whites, specifically blacks, Obama wouldn't be where he is.

He should have more appreciation of ALL hippie pot smokers.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:16 AM
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14. + 1. n/t
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:38 PM
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3. If marijuana has no medicinal value, then why does the
United States government have patents for the medicinal value of marijuana
and the DEA runs marijuana farms
either the government is lying, does not know what it is doing
or just likes to arrest people because it can

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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:40 PM
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4. Yep. Right you are. Furthermore, the Big pharma corporations
Are patenting cannibinoids left and right. And my belief is that good ol Obama wants to keep his friends in the pharmaceutical industry happy. And those greedy folks will not give up one penny of profit. Better to put the MS patient who is using in jail, then to allow us to grow our own.

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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:41 PM
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5. I agree with you
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:03 PM
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6. Drugs have a HORRIBLE effect on morals. They make people who oppose them like like sons'o'bitches.
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jbpdx Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:25 PM
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7. What is wrong with Obama?
His stooge Holder can waste time on this but not bank criminals.
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:36 PM
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8. She's a Bush appointment
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:38 PM
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9. Maryjo laws and the criminals killing and imprisoning folks over these criminal
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 08:46 PM by ooglymoogly
and unconstitutional laws...gives one a headache just trying to tally the many ways our government is so dangerously and viciously corrupt; that it becomes ever more obvious that the "government" aka as the mafia, is no friend to the people of this country...

Clearly trying their best to enslave the people of this country and calling that fascism "the war on drugs"...another disastrous war we were diabolically lied into to jackboot us into line and again for the benefit and enrichment...in the trillions and counting faster than computers can count... of the soulless 1%.

Watch out world...fascism is back and it marches under the flag of US of A.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:15 AM
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13. These are indeed some scarey scarey times.
Fascism is indeed back with the flag wrapped around it.

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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:36 PM
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10. I'm becoming convinced that Holder and Obama
has nothing to do with this, but they better find a way to stop it. I can't think of a way they can stop it without the fed laws being changed though. Can a President remove a drug from schedule A without the FDA or Congress? This is a concerted effort by repub appointees against Obama, I'm sure of that.
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DreamSmoker Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:12 PM
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11. Out of this Judges mouth
This is the very crap that MMj Patients have had to deal with for so very long now..
Here is a Judge that says it clearly..
U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong is basing her ruling on A rabbit she pulled from a hat..
"immediate, irreparable harm"????
The God Damned Place no longer exists now..

And adding that her ruling is also based on the Politics of Congress and there
Old and so very baseless excuses that MMJ has no Medical value..
This crap is because the DEA absolutely won't budge on re scheduling Cannabis for any reason..
Flies in the face of the real truth and facts..
Totally opposite of so many Medical Doctors and even the American Medical Associations stand and recommendations..
I could go on and on about this sh--..

Its time Folks to legalize.. Stop this God Damned Madness that has cost so much by so many Americans..



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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:19 AM
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15. I just wish I had noticed the puppet strings
Suspended over him before I voted for him in 2008.

One puppet string comes dangling down from the Big Pharma people, making sure their precious patents on cannibinoids are able to wrest every single possible dollar of profit from people with diseases like cancer and MS.

Marijuana is so bad it has to be kept illegal, just until the Big Pharma people have patented every last component of it. The there will be laws saying the patented forms of it are the best thing ever, though for many of us, it won't be affordable.



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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:48 PM
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12. So will the worm turn in 2012?
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:50 AM
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16. Police State run amok.
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