Judging From Prosecutions, Obama Is 80 Percent Worse Than Bush on Medical Marijuana
Category: Politics | Posted on Sat, June, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
According to a new report from California NORML, "over 335 defendants have been charged with federal crimes related to medical marijuana in states with medical marijuana laws." Despite Barack Obama's promises of prosecutorial restraint in this area, "153 medical marijuana cases have been brought in the 4¼ years of the Obama administration, nearly as many as under the 8 years of the Bush administration (163)." In other words, Obama is averaging 36 medical marijuana prosecutions a year, compared to 20 a year under his predecessor. And although Attorney General Eric Holder has repeatedly claimed the Justice Department is not targeting suppliers who comply with state law, "the DOJ has targeted many facilities that were in full compliance with local laws and regulations."
California NORMLThe overwhelming majority of these cases, 259, involve California dispensaries. California NORML also counts at least 31 cases in Montana, 15 in Nevada, 12 in Michigan, 10 in Washington, six in Oregon, and two in Colorado. Nine out of 10 cases concluded so far have resulted in convictions, with 158 defendants receiving prison sentences totaling more than 480 years. About 50 are in federal prison right now, while others await sentencing or have been sentenced but have not begun serving their time yet.
Yesterday Americans for Safe Access released a report that puts the price tag for these prosecutions at $500 million. "Far outspending all of his predecessors," it says, "President Obama has dedicated nearly $300 million to such enforcement efforts, despite his repeated pledges to not use Justice Department funds in this way."
Read more: http://reason.com
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Nevada Becomes the 14th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, June, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed SB374 into law Wednesday evening, which authorizes and regulates medical marijuana dispensaries to serve Nevadans with medical marijuana cards. The bill also contains provisions to continue to allow home-growing until 2016. (It’s currently legal for Nevada medical marijuana card holders to grow the plant in their homes.)
The tax revenue created will first fund the regulation of the dispensaries. Any remaining revenue will be funneled to education.
Nevada is the 14th state to legalize medical marijuana dispensaries, and one of 19 states to allow medicinal pot, along with the District of Columbia.
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District residents can now apply for marijuana cards
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, June, 14th 2013 by THCFinder
D.C.'s Department of Health has released the patient application form for medical marijuana cards, WTOP reported.
Qualified applicants who also have a doctor's recommendation can then legally go to the soon-to-open dispensaries in the city.
"D.C.'s medical marijuana program is for people with serious illnesses," says Scott Morgan, a spokesman for Capital City Care, the District's first licensed dispensary. "This opportunity means a great deal to them. It's not like we're opening a new café down the street."
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