Obama Heads to Oakland Today; Get High and Protest the President
Category: Politics | Posted on Mon, July, 23rd 2012 by THCFinder
As we warned you last week, Obama is making an appearance today in Oakland where in some circles, he's persona non grata -- specifically those circles where there's a lot of puffing and passing going on.
If you don't believe us, then head down to the Fox Theater in downtown Oakland right now (well, after you finish reading this article), where media vans and protesters are already milling around hours before the president is scheduled to arrive. Many of those protesters are pot smokers, who are not happy with Obama's about-face on medical marijuana.
As East Bay papers note this morning, several businesses have posted green signs in their window to protest Obama's nonstop crackdown on medical cannabis dispensaries, most recently the Harborside Health Center, which found property forfeiture notices posted to its building one morning before work.
The notices were signed by the office of United States Attorney Melinda Haag, whose office will shut down another two dispensaries in San Francisco by the end of the month, bringing her Bay Area total to 10.
Obama is scheduled to appear at 4:30 p.m. at the Fox Theater, just a few steps from Oaksterdam University, which was raided by the feds back in April.
So here's the plan: Cannabis advocates will meet outside City Hall for a rally at noon to protest the president and all his policies against pot. If medical marijuana isn't your cause, anti-war groups, including World Can't Wait, Afghans for Peace, and Code Pink will hold their own we-don't-like-Obama protest at 3:30 p.m., with demonstrations continuing until 9.
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