Dictatorship - Obama confiscates private property
- Obama violates the Bill of Rights.
- If Comrade Obama can steal private property to enforce a Federal drug law then no property in America is safe when there are thousands of Federal laws on the books.
Hundreds of medical marijuana patients and advocates rallied in Oakland, California in advance of an evening fundraiser by Comrade Obama, calling on him to freeze federal crackdowns on legal cannabis dispensaries.
The rally came two weeks after a federal forfeiture action against the Oakland-based Harborside Health Center, the nation's largest medical marijuana dispensary and one that has won acclaim as a model for the industry reports the Los Angeles Times.
TRANSLATION - Federal "forfeiture". The stealing of private property by force by the Federal Government even when people are simply obeying legal local and state laws.
In April, federal agents raided several Oakland businesses operated by prominent marijuana activist Richard Lee, forcing his legal, licensed and tax paying business dispensaries to close.
Melinda Haag, Obama's U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California has cracked down on these businesses that are totally legal under California law.
Helena Welch, a former Obama supporter, attended the rally with her husband Horace. The Oakland retirees, both 59, purchase cannabis from Harborside — he to alleviate post-surgical back pain and she for arthritis in her spine and knee.
"We're very responsible with our medicine," said Helena, who used marijuana as a youth but stopped at age 23, resuming only three years ago when her body began to fail her. "It's my business, but I have the right, and Obama said he wasn't going to bother anyone.... He's trying to duck and cover."
Bill of Rights - In violation of the 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights, hundreds of California dispensaries have closed since federal prosecutors announced last fall that they would crack down on operations located less than 1,000 feet from schools or profiting in violation of state law.
Harborside pays more than $1.1 million a year in business taxes to Oakland, and dispensaries in California pay between $58 million and $105 million annually to the state. (Los Angeles Times)
Obama targets newspapers who run ads not approved by the Government.
In a related story, in the all Democrat city of Los Angeles the city council is working to ban storefront sales of medical marijuana by a doctor's prescription.
Democrats live in fear that someone might dare to medicate themselves without the permission of Big Brother political hacks.
The Los Angeles County district attorney has successfully persecuted and pushed dozens of dispensaries out of the west San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles. About 60 medical marijuana storefronts have shut down in recent years after their owners were selectively prosecuted for "criminal activity", including weapons charges. (Los Angeles Times)
(Reuters) - The Los Angeles City Council decided unanimously (14 to 0) on Tuesday to ban all storefront medical marijuana shops, in a blow to a industry that operates in violation of federal law but has become the largest collection of pot dispensaries in California. (Reuters.com)