July 26, 2010

The DEA wants you.

Partial transcripts: "Jeffrey Sweetin: "According to him and according to what he's probably seen on the news, he probably believes he is legal."

But the head of Denver's drug enforcement office who ordered today's raid told 9 Wants to Know that while State law allows for medical marijuana, Federal law does not. "Do I enforce State law, no I don't. I enforce Federal Law. And nothing has changed in Federal law. Wanting the federal law to be different is not a great stragedy." Special Agent in charge, Jeffrey Sweetin says his office has and will continue to go after large medical marijuana growers...

We will continue to enforce Federal law. That's what we're paid to do. Until the Federal law changes. And the only exception to that is discretion and department guidance. Even the store fronts selling the medical marijuana are not off limits. I just got off the phone with a Denver Post reporter who asked me "Well, you're certainly not going after dispensaries?" to which I said "Who said I'm not?"...

The DEA's response "We will continue to go after large scale operations."

Whatever the hell that means. James Stacy was open for 10 1/2 weeks.

Petition to Reschedule 'Marijuana' to Recognize Medical Benefits in Final Stages of Review by DEA

Petition to Reschedule 'Marijuana' to Recognize Medical Benefits in Final Stages of Review by DEA

WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by DrugScience.org:

As scientists and researchers from Israel, Brazil, Canada and the US participate in the Sixth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, a coalition of medical marijuana advocates is calling on the Obama administration for prompt action on an eight-year-old petition to reschedule marijuana for medical use. The petition, filed in 2002, argues that marijuana should be classified as a drug with "accepted medical use" based on growing scientific evidence and acceptance in state law. Since the petition was filed, even more scientific studies and state laws have recognized the medical efficacy of marijuana.

President Obama's Administration now has the opportunity to reclassify cannabis (marijuana) under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) to make it consistent with state medical marijuana policies and that of its own Department of Justice. After nearly eight years of agency review, including an analysis of existing scientific evidence by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the petition is finally approaching its ultimate phase.

A final decision on the rescheduling petition will be made by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), however DEA can not place marijuana in a more restrictive schedule than recommended by HHS. Recently nominated DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart will make the decision on rescheduling marijuana at some point in the near future.

Jon Gettman, a spokesperson for The Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis, states that, "Rescheduling marijuana is an urgent priority that needs this Administration's immediate attention. Medical marijuana patients have waited too long for the federal government to catch up to scientific research and state laws that recognize that the therapeutic use of cannabis is safe, effective, and most importantly not criminal activity. We demand that federal policymakers recognize and accept their responsibility to regulate marijuana under the provisions of the Controlled Substances Act."

The CSA classifies marijuana and other drugs in various schedules. Marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule I substance, designating it as having a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical use in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.

The CSA provides a procedure to have scheduling classifications changed in response to scientific research and other relevant factors, such as recognition of a drug's accepted medical use and its dependence liability as compared to other controlled substances. Schedule I substances include heroin, GHB and MDMA (ecstasy). Cocaine and oxycodone are both Schedule II substances, which allows for severely restricted medical use while maintaining the assertion that its abuse may lead to severe physiological and psychological dependence. Marinol® a synthetic form of THC (marijuana) that is widely prescribed medically is a Schedule III substance designating that it has a currently accepted medical use in the United States and that's its abuse may lead to only moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.

The case for rescheduling marijuana has been strengthened by several recent developments. Fourteen states now recognize marijuana's medical use. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has also recognized that marijuana is used medically under these state laws and directed the DEA and US Attorneys not to prosecute individuals for such use in these states. In addition the reclassification of marijuana under the CSA is now supported by the American Medical Association. The Iowa Pharmacy Board, using the same criteria as the CSA, has recommended rescheduling of marijuana under state law. Furthermore, recent studies by the California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research have documented marijuana's effectiveness in treating a variety of ailments. Most recently, on April 16th and 17th Patients Out of Time and the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine will hold The Sixth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI. This accredited educational event features cannabis/cannabinoid researchers from Israel, Brazil, Canada and the US.

The members of the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis include the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis. Americans for Safe Access (ASA), California NORML, the Drug Policy Forum of Texas, High Times, Iowans for Medical Marijuana, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), New Mexicans for Compassionate Use, Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative, and Patients Out of Time.

The petition and supporting research can be found online at http://www.drugscience.org/index.html

July 22, 2010

Dear B-Dum,

‎400% increase in prescription drug deaths. 400% increase in prescribed opiates. 160,000 plus people die from poisoning deaths every year-the majority of those being from opiads. Marijuana deaths = 0. One third of the population reports suffering from chronic pain. That's 1,000,000 peeps in SD county alone. No wonder.

Start listening to the patients. At this point, it would be better to hand the money directly to a "drug dealer" than to a pharmacist. Oh, I just got it. That's what you want. Get em on all sides. Arrested if you do, arrested if you don't.

And could you please train your staff to do actual law enforcement rather than lying to doctors using a false name to get an illegal recommendation. I know, I know, cops can lie. It's all for the greater good, yada, yada, yada. What about the children?

Shirley Sherrod is an excellent example of the spin that has invaded our airwaves consequently ruining people's lives.

You took two full time working taxpaying citizens (we each had two jobs actually), ripped their baby from it's mother's arms, let her crawl under a bed and cry ALL night because I no longer wanted to take the numerous prescriptions they just about forced down my throat. She was still breastfeeding. Oh, and her test came back "neglible". I don't even think it was detected. Nature is funny that way. They told me we could never move back into our house because the "POT" (it's cannabis for the ignorant) was in the walls. Then you told us if we didn't behave in Family Court, it wouldn't fare well in criminal court. What you are doing is criminal.

SAIC's computer tech who processed the most tickets and was beloved, was "let go" after 5 years of employment. He used to clean the "evil weed" out of their keyboards. Hum, who does your guy's tech work? Nevermind. I have more pressing issues.

And why was the Candace Moncayo attack listed as an attempted robbery? If you had classified as a rape, the DNA would not have sat there, untested. He would have been arrested and Chelsea King would have been alive. Oh, that's right. Rape is bad press for a DA. I hope it was worth it. Every single county board said public safety was their number one concern. I ask why then have they NOT offered to pay for testing DNA backlog samples? They have 2 million dollars each a year discretionary funds, oh, except this year it was reduced to 1 million due to SCANDAL, but that's ok, it goes right back up to $2 mil next year. What a punishment. TEST THE DNA!

I'm never done, but alas I must go. I leave you and any other poor sot who is reading this with this link and excerpt:


"HEARN: Well, the DNA Lab makes decisions on the priorities of samples that it’s going to test. And it takes into account all kinds of things, like if a suspect kind of just touches a public area lightly or something like that where it’s – they don’t think they’re going to get a really good sample of DNA, those samples go to the bottom of the list. If they have a really good, you know, a really good DNA sample of, you know, a cup that someone drank out of, I’m sure that goes to the top of the list. Also, the kinds of crimes. The thing with John Albert Gardner, that jogging case was originally classified as an ATTEMPTED ROBBERY and NOT a sexual assault. If it had been categorized as the latter, it probably would have been at the top of the list.

PENNER: So who determines what’s going to get priority and what isn’t?

HEARN: Well, my understanding is, is the scientists who actually do the testing. Certainly, they’re subject to a certain amount of pressure by the police and the others who might be involved in cases who want their cases pushed to the top of the list."

Wage Reason.

July 19, 2010

The World According to Lily oh and how God got here.

Lily: Mommy?

Mommy: Yes Lily?

Lily: I think God is everything.

Mommy: You do? Why do you think that?

Lily: You know, how we're all made of the same stuff and then we die. I think God was the first person and he made us all.

Mommy: You mean like when he died, his body became the earth and then the earth became us?

Lily: Yes.

Mommy: Well, how did God get here?

Lily: You know. SPACE. He arrived on an Asteroid. (She looks at me as if I am slightly daft, and I just might be).

Lily Murphy Reviews Thomas the Train / I prefer to be a guide.

"Even though Gordon is bossy, he's still nice inside."

She so gets life. When my employees used to call me boss I told them it also meant a boil on your butt and then I called them Slave #7. That quickly eradicated the misuse of language in our department. We won't discuss the other language that was misused at this time. Bosses are merely leaders with hopefully a little more experience. I prefer to be called a guide and I hope someone thinks of me as such.

July 17, 2010

It's all Science's fault.

Science, it's what got me into this whole mess in the first place. It's all its fault. Rock Paper Scissors. They use their power (rock) to compromise the paper (research) to cut us out of society (scissors). And they think there is no purposeful intent as the DOJ uses its authority to silence their dissenters, and once again, at the taxpayer's expense. Brilliant they are. And doomed.

July 11, 2010

Caution: Care Zone ahead. Be careful not to trip over your own words.

Prop 19: I don't care who did or did not write it. I don't care who is or was for or against it. I don't care who thinks what might or might not happen. I don't care who needs "transitional" laws.

I CARE that this is a harmless plant that people want to Regulate, Control, and Tax. All this fighting is just more proof of its effectiveness. I care that the campaign for its eradication has harmed so many and for so long, all for the profits of so few. I care that the Science is ignored and/or manipulated.

Let's all step outside of ourselves for just a teensy moment and listen. Listen to the voice of reason in each of our heads. Now, tell me, what is it saying to you? If it's not screaming "FREE THE WEED", then it's probably trying to convince you why voting for this Proposition of Un-Liberty would serve the greater good. Guess what? It won't. The people are the greater good. Leave it in our hands or step aside.

July 4, 2010

Donate a sign to your Local Public Safety Officer: "Will Raid for Funds."

Strapped Police Run on Fumes, and Federal Pot-Fighting Cash


The honesty refreshes me, but alas, I am suspicious. What are those buggers up to now? Oh, yeah, a transfer of power of a commodity - the world's #1 commodity at that. They don't want to look like complete dicks after they spent so much time and money proliferating propaganda and covering up their lies. It will all be a big "Oops we did it again, we played with the truth, got lost in the war...but THEY"RE NOT THAT INNOCENT" Where's my Britney wig? DAN!!!!!!!!!!

Can someone please tell this to the families of Chelsea King and Amber Dubois along with the countless others who mourn the taken? I am sure they would be ecstatic to hear "where the money is". I didn't know public safety was up for bid.

"The reason is simple: If he steps up his pursuit of marijuana growers, his department is eligible for roughly half a million dollars a year in federal anti-drug funding, helping save some jobs. The majority of the funding would have to be used to fight pot. Marijuana may not be the county's most pressing crime problem, the sheriff says, but "it's where the money is.""

July 3, 2010

Bill Horn is extremely unpopular...gruff, arrogant

But, but, but, it's all in the name of public safety.


"JENKINS: Well, you know, first of all he is an elected official. He’s a councilman. And the votes are going to be in the cities, in Oceanside, you know, Carlsbad, Vista and San Marcos. Oddly, the – not the – Horn is extremely unpopular in the areas where he’s know the best, in the unincorporated areas. And so Gronke has a – he’s got a steep hill to climb but I do believe that if the union support comes in for Gronke, he can make up some of that difference in fundraising ability. Horn is a great fundraiser, no question about it. But I do think that it is a year where incumbents have a built-in disadvantage, and we all have to remember that Prop B was extremely popular when it got 70% of the vote."