How Does the DEA Feel about Medical Marijuana in DC?

"Officials with the DEA were not available to comment Tuesday," reports The Washington Post. I guess that pretty much sums it up. No scolding, vague threats or dire predictions. Just silence.

I don't find it at all surprising that DEA would decline to comment at a time like this, but it's a little creepy nonetheless. Dispensaries will soon be opening in the Nation's Capital, just a short distance from the headquarters of the federal drug war. If the DEA has a problem with that, now is the time to speak up. If there's anything we can do to minimize the likelihood of your tactical units raiding these facilities with guns drawn and terrifying patients, we'd love to know what that is.

Nothing? Ok, then. We will interpret your silence to mean that you're cool with this.

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DEA go away

haha.. toke on that DEA.

The Battle of Washington, D.C.

The forces of good (medical cannabis) have taken the U.S. capitol.

In most wars, taking the national capitol or seat of government means you’ve won.  This smoke smells like victory.

Giordano

Millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens are falsely arrested

Millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens are falsely arrested on the basis of this claim in US law: "Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I substance, based on its high potential for abuse, no accepted medical use, and no accepted safety for use in medically supervised treatment".


But dozens of references were used by the US Department of Health and Human Services in it's April 21, 1999 application for 2003 US Patent No. 6630507, entitled, "Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants".

 

Reparations are long past due.
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Google Marc Emery. Free us all.

Marc Emery

 

Former DEA Administrator Karen Tandy said that the July 29th, 2005 arrest of Marc Emery was based on drug legalization efforts/activism. Free Marc, Free speech, Free the WEED!!! 

      "Today's DEA arrest of Marc Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture Magazine, and the founder of a marijuana legalization group -- is a signficant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement. His marijuana trade and propagandist marijuana magazine have generated nearly $5 million a year in profits that bolstered his trafficking efforts, but those have gone up in smoke today. Emery and his organization had been designated as one of the Attorney General's most wanted international drug trafficking organizational targets -- one of only 46 in the world and the only one from Canada. Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery's illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canda. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on."

Marc's arrest by the DEA has created hundreds of activists

I hope I am just one of hundreds that have decided to break the silence and fear of speaking out against the prohibition of Cannabis. We have to protect free speech. Apparently the DEA wanted to shut him up. But I want their stupidity to back fire on them. Post this video "The Flower" on all social sites and start waking people up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMM_T_PJ0Rs

Power still the biggest Drug in DC

Let's hope that Congress and the DEA offices are down wind from the dispensaries.

Power hungry bureaucrats trying to protect us from ourselves need to stop blowing hot air (the real cause of global warming?) and grow up. You don't like what's on TV? Turn the channel. You don't like cannabis? Don't smoke it. It's that simple. Responsible adults can make responsible decisions and the feds should not come between patients and their doctors when the it comes to a benign substance like cannabis. Demonizing users and filling the courts and jails with recreational drug users is neither logical, compassionate or fiscally sound.

Those in DC who are addicted to power and money could use a little more of the chronic to help them kick their habit.

So all we needed was the word "medical"

You have to love the way MJ is being legalised all over both of our countries after the word "medical"was added to the title. I know it makes me feel better so it must be medicine. I'm a heroin addict and I go to a pain doctor and they prescribe me Cesamet. You would not believe what they're charging for a drug that they told us for years had no medical applications. It works out to about $22 a capsule. Pure THC and it sure is. I would think that under the circumstances the feds should be asking Canada to take back Marc Emery. I'm sure I'm not the only one that sends our Prime Minister a letter scolding him for abandoning Canadian sovereignty in surrendering Marc and asking that he do whatever is necessary to have him repatriated. If nothing else there should be a change in the charges that can be applied to people caught with a little pot. the wording of the drug in the criminal code should at least be altered to omit the no medical application section.

Mark Emery

I wonder if they were to legalize marijuana before Emery was out if they would let him out early

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