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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:51 PM

 

Judge: Montana's Medical Marijuana Law Doesn't Shield Providers From Federal Prosecution

HELENA, Mont. A judge has ruled that Montana's medical marijuana law doesn't shield providers of the drug from federal prosecution.

Friday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy is a new blow to the reeling medical marijuana industry that has seen tougher state restrictions and a federal crackdown over the last year.

Molloy says medical marijuana providers can be prosecuted under the federal Controlled Substances Act even if they are following state law. '

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Laelth Jan 2012 #2

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:59 PM

1. So, why the fuck IS there Federal prosecution?

There seems to be only one rational explanation--the power & influence of the Drug Warriors, combined with the utility of the drug laws in justifying exceptions to the Bill of Rights.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:13 PM

3. If you are selling something for $400 an ounce that should cost $20, you would want it kept illegal

Most growers and traffickers want it kept illegal as much, if not more, than the politicians and cops. Keeps the price up and provides an easy way to destroy the competition.

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:29 PM

4. Yes, of course.

I have long argued that the DEA is a price-support mechanism for the drug cartels, and they exist in a symbiotic relationship.

But I was just talking about the government's motives.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:12 PM

2. k&r for exposure. n/t

-Laelth

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