Saturday, July 09, 2011


I can only register my disgust that the Obama adminstration – of whom I once, long ago, had such high hopes – continues to fight the tired and discredited War On Drugs with the same misinformation and mendacity regarding marijuana. I would also point out that chocolate has no accepted medical use but that is not a reason to make its use a crime. Barack, you’re a shithead like all the other lying bastard politicians. (The following is from MSNBC)

“The federal government officially declared that marijuana has no accepted medical use and should remain classified as a dangerous and addictive drug. It will remain in the same class of drugs as heroin. The Department of Justice declared Friday: "DHHS concluded that marijuana has a high potential for abuse, has no accepted medical use in the United States, and lacks an acceptable level of safety for use even under medical supervision." The decision comes almost a decade after medical marijuana supporters asked the feds to reclassify cannabis. The activists point to research that showed its effectiveness in treating certain diseases, like glaucoma and multiple sclerosis, and the side effects of chemotherapy. The LA Times spoke to advocates who criticized the ruling, but said it came with a silver lining because they could now move the issue to the federal courts. "We have foiled the government’s strategy of delay, and we can now go head-to-head on the merits, that marijuana really does have therapeutic value," Joe Elford told the Times. He is the chief counsel for Americans for Safe Access and the lead counsel on the recently filed lawsuit. The Times notes that this is the third time that petitions to reclassify pot have failed to be approved. The first, filed in 1972, took 17 years for a ruling. The second was filed in 1995 and denied six years later. Both decisions were appealed, but the courts sided with the federal government. This will not help California's effort to legalize pot for medical use. Voters approved Prop. 215 several years ago, but it has never completely gelled with the feds who on occasion bust medical marijuana facilities.”

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Aleleeinn said...

Pretty much agree with everything you've said Mick. Unfortunately, I know why nothing has changed as well. Obama will not act on this. His political situation is too fragile, and this is one of those divisive issues that the GOP will twist completely out of all proportion. It offers no clear political gain.
The war on drugs is lost and NO politician will admit defeat without a way to save face.
I would like to offer one additional reason for why we didn't win the war on drugs. CIA collusion with the drug lords. From the Reagan we heard the tales of the CIA financing their idiotic political schemes with drug money. So now we cannot act in those regions (from Indochina to Afghanistan, to Latin America) without compromising or disclosing some CIA mission. The CIA is completely unreliable in any are involving drug activities.

thatsit said...

Ganja is the least of this countries worries.

seeformiles said...

He's lost his nerve and fallen into line with the other bastards. Pass the pipe will you.....

Aleleeinn said...

I now doubt if her ever had the nerve seeformiles. He went al wimpy after the election and let the GOP escape responsibility for trashing the economy.
And every event after was a shadow of what it should have been.
I wasn't expecting NWA, but I was expecting someone who whould no back down and be bullied. I think he was afraid of any sembelence of the "The Angry Negro" in his image. Hell, the racists haven't changed for all his compromise. Give me Dave Chapell or Chris Rock attitude.

seeformiles said...

I suppose (to be fair) no president ever had such a burden of expectation laid upon him. At least he admitted he enjoyed a wee smoke and the occasional line prior to his election. Will this now be revised to Clinton's "..but I didn't inhale" (a quote adorning the door of a coffeeshop in Amsterdam)