The last sessions
Category: Fun | Posted on Sat, October, 8th 2011 by THCFinder
Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, October, 7th 2011 by THCFinder
Federal officials begin major crackdown on marijuana operations
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, October, 7th 2011 by THCFinder
Federal prosecutors on Friday launched a significant crackdown on commercial marijuana operations, announcing legal action against several marijuana operations as part of a new statewide enforcement effort.
According to a statement, the action focused in part on an Orange County building "that houses eight marijuana stores and a trafficking ring that sold marijuana at its San Fernando Valley storefront, and sent marijuana to customers as far away as New York state."
Additionally, six people were charged in alleged marijuana trafficking in a operation that authorities said generated $15 million in eight months.
Officials also issued warning letters to operators of 38 marijuana stores.
It is important to note that for-profit, commercial marijuana operations are illegal not only under federal law, but also under California law,” said U.S. Atty. André Birotte Jr. in statement. “While California law permits collective cultivation of marijuana in limited circumstances, it does not allow commercial distribution through the store-front model we see across California.”
The announcement came after The Times reported Thursday that federal prosecutors are threatening to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries throughout California, sending letters that warn landlords to stop sales of the drug within 45 days or face the possibility that their property will be seized and they will be charged with a crime.
The stepped-up enforcement escalates the Obama administration's efforts to rein in the spread of pot stores, which accelerated after the attorney general announced in 2009 that federal prosecutors would not target people using medical marijuana in states that allow it.
Federal agents raid 2nd Oregon medical marijuana growing operation
Category: News | Posted on Fri, October, 7th 2011 by THCFinder
CENTRAL POINT, Ore — Federal agents have confiscated a second major haul of medical marijuana from Southern Oregon.
The government says medical marijuana grown in Oregon is being sold on the black market.
The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/plfqHf ) that Drug Enforcement Administration agents, accompanied Wednesday by local officers, took at least four dump trucks of marijuana from a Central Point property belonging to a medical marijuana provider.
Last week, agents seized more than 400 plants in Gold Hill.
Both towns are in Jackson County, which has the second largest number of medical marijuana cardholders in Oregon. Multnomah County, with Portland, is first.
The U.S. attorney's office says search warrants for the two raids remain sealed.
Clearing the smoke: Why marijuana should be legalized
Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, October, 7th 2011 by THCFinder
To toke or not to toke? That has been the question springing up like whack-a-mole all over the country. The effort to legalize marijuana has won small battles, but despite record-setting support for legalization – 46 percent by the latest Gallup poll in Oct. 2010 – marijuana remains illegal in most of the country, including Minnesota.
Why is marijuana illegal, exactly? The drug has a complicated legal history, and its prohibition is intimately tied with industry monopolizing and even hints of racism against the black men of blues music from the early 20th century, who had a reputation for smoking up, but the better question is why is it still illegal?
Prisons are overflowing with peaceful potheads who just wanted to listen to their Pink Floyd, man, and the government is sinking more and more of your tax dollars into keeping the Drug War going. But is this a battle worth fighting? First thing’s first. Does it work?
Well, um. No.
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