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City of Oakland Files Suit Against Federal Government Over Harborside Health Center
The city of Oakland, CA filed a complaint in United States District Court Wednesday in an attempt to stop the feds from shutting down Harborside Health Center - the state's largest medical marijuana dispensary.
The dispensary is legal by Oakland and state standards, but the feds are nonetheless trying to seize the building that houses it. The city seeks to stop the attacks from the feds against the second-largest retailer in the city.
"The federal government has acted beyond its authority by initiating the forfeiture action outside of the statute of limitations," said Cedric Chao, the attorney representing Oakland in this case. "Moreover, the government has indicated for many years by its words and actions that so long as dispensaries and medical patients acted consistently with state law, the dispensaries would be allowed to operate. Oakland has reasonably relied on these assurances, and the government should be prohibited from disrupting Oakland's medical cannabis program."
"This lawsuit is about protecting the rights of legitimate medical patients," City Attorney Barbara Parker said in a statement released today. "I am deeply dismayed that the federal government would seek to deny these rights and deprive thousands of seriously ill Californians of access to safe, affordable and effective medicine."
Many are dismayed at the inexplicable attacks from the federal government against the medical supply of tens of thousands of patients in states like California, Colorado, Montana and Washington. And the fact that the attacks are coming from a “progressive” Democrat administration makes the whole thing even more bizarre.
But politics is ruled by money, and there is a lot of money in marijuana prohibition and there are many powerful people who want to see prohibition continue. And so it does.
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Winning the Fight for Life
Many have heard about the possibilities of the cannabis plant when it comes to treating cancer. The story of Rick Simpson (http://phoenixtears.ca/)and his amazing discovery are well-known, but not well-known enough. This information could go down as the most significant medical discovery of the last 100 years, and the federal government will not allow any kind of research into it.
The internet is full of testimonials from people who say cannabis oil cured their cancer. Like the videos below. This doctor not only healed himself, but he knows the ins and outs of the research behind cannabis and cancer.
There is some hope of research out of California that will study the effects of cannabis on cancer in humans, but one has to wonder how much proof it will take it the end for the federal government to allow the kind of research they will recognize.
This information has the chance to change the course of human history; shouldn’t we be at least looking into it? Shouldn’t the federal government itself be spearheading research into something with such groundbreaking medical potential?
Or is that just too much to ask?
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