Feds raid "Princeton of Pot" in California

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jeff81201 wrote:

Heck, if you can’t find any real criminals, go make some!

What a waste of taxpayer money.

Apr 02, 2012 1:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

well now, this certainly sounds like a ‘high old time’,lmao!

Apr 02, 2012 2:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fleshbag wrote:

Meanwhile, across town….real criminals are committing real crimes. I agree Jeff, wicked waste of time, effort and tax payer money. Messed up stuff right there.

Apr 02, 2012 2:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

Wait a sec. Did the school have cannabis on hand as a teaching tool to prompt the raid, or was the mere teaching of cultivation the “crime”.

If teaching cannabis cultivation was “the crime”, the school will win the resulting unlawful prosecution case.

Apr 02, 2012 2:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mafettig wrote:

If the Federal Gov and the IRS would recognize the Marijuana community as human beings, rather than criminals, they would most likely see an increase in law abiding behavior, ie – more people would see the IRS and the Federal government as something besides a bunch of crackpot abuse-supporting control freaks

Apr 02, 2012 3:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
333maxwell wrote:

So let me get this right..

They have all these police.. OUR resources being tied up in this little trophy hunt over silly silly grass..

And at the very same time just down the road, 5 people are being gunned down at a religious school, and they are scrambling to find police respondents..

Get it yet?

Apr 02, 2012 6:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mosaicvic wrote:

You sure they are not going after opium? It is the reason why cannabis is not allowed to be grown at home. If you can grow cannabis then you should be able to grow opium poppies because man or institution can not persecute a gift from our Creator. As I am, I have the right to grow and harvest any seed. That is freedom. Cocaine, crack, meth, spice, alcohol, and other synthetic crap, including pharmaceuticals is another story. Those are the false prophets.

Apr 02, 2012 6:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
topublic wrote:

It is the DEALER that doesn’t want marijuana legalized, they make their money in illegal, Barack Hussein Obama II wasn’t just a teenager his last time. Barack Hussein Obama II, was a Senator of Illinois, SELLING and using cocaine drugs – Larry Sinclair Obama Steamy Love Affair http://youtu.be/Li19mPc-R3k

Apr 02, 2012 6:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
justaweed wrote:

It should be illegal to make a weed illegal. It was given to us along with every other plant on this Earth. You can’t ever stop people from using it. You’re just wasting our tax dollars instead of MAKING tax dollars. Cut school funding instead of taxing weed? Idiots!

Apr 02, 2012 6:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gradkiss wrote:

I recall way back in 2009 when the California police departments did not endorse the passage of laws that would essentially decriminalize the use or growth of pot…then the teamsters decided they would represent the pot growers…but due to economical reasons…where the same cops pointed out to alchoholic beverage comapnies that they together should vote against the passage of the laws in order to keep the volume of beer sales up…the new laws were voted down.
What has evolved is that the uS used the united Nations to get laws passed on the percentages of THC contained in the pot and will now against previous wishes of the NAAC act as if it is the new agreement for Obama and his staunch supporters.
The uS is poised and even rated as an intity, that is enabled to tax…and that does not include anything wholesome…they go into debt without any vote from the several states. The result of keeping a AAA rating…is the actions we see from the federal government’s uS marshalls, etc.
The 8th amendment did cover events like the one descibed in the article…and prevented cruel and unusual punishment…or a sensational court.

Apr 02, 2012 6:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gradkiss wrote:

I recall way back in 2009 when the California police departments did not endorse the passage of laws that would essentially decriminalize the use or growth of pot…then the teamsters decided they would represent the pot growers…but due to economical reasons…where the same cops pointed out to alchoholic beverage comapnies that they together should vote against the passage of the laws in order to keep the volume of beer sales up…the new laws were voted down.
What has evolved is that the uS used the united Nations to get laws passed on the percentages of THC contained in the pot and will now against previous wishes of the NAAC act as if it is the new agreement for Obama and his staunch supporters.
The uS is poised and even rated as an intity, that is enabled to tax…and that does not include anything wholesome…they go into debt without any vote from the several states. The result of keeping a AAA rating…is the actions we see from the federal government’s uS marshalls, etc.
The 8th amendment did cover events like the one descibed in the article…and prevented cruel and unusual punishment…or a sensational court.

Apr 02, 2012 6:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jabberwolf wrote:

@Mafettig
They arent law abiding: they are DRUG DEALERS trying to sell “medicinal pot”. Sorry but people are sick smoking it. OK a very very small small percentage are – but most are just druggies, nothing more. I agree they should make pot smoking a ticket offense and not a criminal one, but the drug dealers still need to go to prison.

If you truly worried about the sick who need it, make MJ a controlled substance that REAL DOCTORS can distribute.

Apr 02, 2012 6:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
devildoc68 wrote:

If…and I mean “IF” the State of California had any guts they would arrest the federal agents for infringing on state law…this is the single most stupid waste of law money we have going…and I don’t smoke pot. What a waste…but ya know…these wannabe bad guy cops got nothing else to do except eat donuts anyway…Wake up States..exerty your rights and put these fed pukes in jail….

Apr 02, 2012 6:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
devildoc68 wrote:

Oh…and look at the idiots in the picture posted for this article…America’s finest…lol lol lol…looks like something from skid row with an outfit…lol…gotta love it…bet they went home and said ‘Yeah’…we got some today…..pathetic

Apr 02, 2012 6:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
captwasabi wrote:

@gregbrew and anyone else incapable of reading

“He said the school’s “grow lab” contained at most 80 to 90 small cannabis plants, while the museum contained a single plant encased in glass.”

So sorry greggypoo. No “unlawful prosecution” lawsuit for you.

This is what happens when individuals believe they can flout the law of the govt. Drugs are regulated at the federal level, not state. Regardless of whether or not the state decriminalizes does nothing to decriminalize at the federal level.

Besides, everyone knows that marijuana is not medicine. It’s a propaganda claim perpetuated in order to build the lie in the general publics mind. Plain and simple it is a hallucinogen and has zero curative powers.

Apr 02, 2012 6:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
toggle wrote:

LOL! So is this what was expected from our younger more open minded President? Let’s see US Marshalls, IRS Special Agents, DEA and the FBI all are seen in the photos. Only thing missing is the ATF. Guess a body count might lead to bad press. Thank your favorite deity we have Mr. Obama to protect us from these homegrown terrorist. Can’t say I’ve ever seen an IRS agent in a drug raid before. Tactics such as these should have enlightened left up in arms but somehow I doubt we will hear a peep out of them. Too bad it wasn’t a Republican President in office then maybe it would get the kind of press it deserves.

Apr 02, 2012 6:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CurtLarson wrote:

Several dozen? The streets were filled with people. Live streamed on ustream for all to see. At one point over 1500 people watching and all told 8000 logged into ustream to see the DEA try to run over a medical marijuana patient (a veteran I heard) who had very limit use of his legs and was using a walker. Another Medical Marijuana patient in a wheelchair was being obviously roughed around by either Oakland PD or US marshals. If you are going to report on something you should get your facts straight. Here is the link since you obviously weren’t there and don’t know what your reporting. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/21551154

Apr 02, 2012 6:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bearfoot wrote:

why would your so called objective news service write a lead about a legal business with such a stupid lead?? are you trying to influence the “unwashed” into thinking somehow it’s an under-the-law operation or are you just like most other news sources, just looking for a catcy phrase to grab some attention.. you deserve a failing grade! try being a little less propaganda like, and you’ll be a much better contributor.

Apr 02, 2012 8:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CurtLarson wrote:

nice censorship (of me) if you can’t take the heat get out of journalism.

Apr 02, 2012 8:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CurtLarson wrote:

How about the real story that OPD sent dozens of officers in light riot gear to back up the DEA when there was a killer on the loose.

Apr 02, 2012 8:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bearfoot wrote:

capt.w ive been smoking the good stuff for over 40 years, i’m almost 80, a korean vet, and a university graduate (who cares?) and you don’t know jacks**t try reading something new and stop watching faux news!

Apr 02, 2012 8:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bearfoot wrote:

capt.w ive been smoking the good stuff for over 40 years, i’m almost 80, a korean vet, and a university graduate (who cares?) and you don’t know jacks**t try reading something new and stop watching faux news!

Apr 02, 2012 8:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bearfoot wrote:

capt.w ive been smoking the good stuff for over 40 years, i’m almost 80, a korean vet, and a university graduate (who cares?) and you don’t know jacks**t try reading something new and stop watching faux news!

Apr 02, 2012 8:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bearfoot wrote:

capt.w ive been smoking the good stuff for over 40 years, i’m almost 80, a korean vet, and a university graduate (who cares?) and you don’t know jacks**t try reading something new and stop watching faux news!

Apr 02, 2012 8:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CurtLarson wrote:

Several dozen protesters gathered? NO WAY .. the streets filled up the video is on ustream. All at the same time that the school shooting was going on and the shooter was still at large the DEA needed several dozen OPD riot cop to back them up. That’s the real story .. how the war on drugs is a waste of time, money and valuable resources that should not have even been there. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oaktownlive

Apr 02, 2012 8:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CurtLarson wrote:

/me blocks reuters for censorship of comments.

Apr 02, 2012 8:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CurtLarson wrote:

Why do you allow comments if your not going to post them?

Apr 02, 2012 8:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
goldenrules1 wrote:

@ jabberwolf: You want to make pot smoking a petty offense, but keep distribution and cultivation a felony? This is the system that enriches the Mexican cartels. Please provide evidence that 75 years of marijuana prohibition has produced positive results. @captwasabi: if you don’t think that marijuana has curative powers, why did the AMA admit in 2009 that “Results of short term controlled trials indicate that smoked cannabis reduces neuropathic pain, improves appetite and caloric intake especially in patients with reduced muscle mass,and may relieve spasticity and pain in patients with multiple sclerosis”? Source: REPORT 3 OF THE COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH (I-09) Use of Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes (Resolutions 910, I-08;921, I-08;and 229, A-09) (Reference Committee K)

Apr 02, 2012 11:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

Obviously the writers read the comments because the sentence “He said the school’s “grow lab” contained at most 80 to 90 small cannabis plants, while the museum contained a single plant encased in glass.” was added AFTER my comment. Considering this new information, the school was clearly violating Federal law.

And captwasabi: you don’t know me well enough to call me “greggypoo”

Apr 02, 2012 12:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
CurtLarson wrote:

Editor: and according to your standards “by challenging our reporting when they think we’ve fallen short of our editorial standards” you shouldn’t have censored me to begin with.

Apr 03, 2012 12:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
malcolmkyle wrote:

Excerpts from the Australian Drug Policy report titled: “The prohibition of illicit drugs is killing and criminalising our children and we are all letting it happen.”

“For us, when we lost our son, we did not seek sympathy, we saw the injustice and craziness of our drug laws. We wanted people to focus on that, not on our suffering.” – Marion and Brian McConnell are founding members of ‘Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform’.

“Many people who think of themselves as the beneficiaries of prohibition are really net losers. Parents are much more at risk of losing their children under prohibition than they would be if there was some kind of system where we had some measure of control over illicit drugs.” – Hon Professor Peter Baume AC, Former Chancellor of the ANU and Minister for Health in the Fraser Government

“I think the idea that prohibition kills is an important one. So my plea is how can we get governments to buy into this issue? I think they need to see that what they are doing and not doing, is causing a lot of the harms. At some stage they have to be held accountable for allowing this to happen.” – Hon Professor Geoff Gallop AC, Former Premier of Western Australia

“What we want governments to do is feel quite uncomfortable about the predicament they have put us in. They are running a system that is causing a whole lot of harm.” – Hon Michael Moore, CEO Public Health Association of Australia and former Minister of Health for the ACT

“I am strongly in favour of legalising, regulating, controlling and taxing all drugs.” – Nicholas Cowdery AM QC Director of Public Prosecutions for NSW from 1994 to 2011

“The key message is that we have 40 years of experience of a law and order approach to drugs and it has failed.” – Hon Dr Michael Wooldridge, Former Health Minister in the Howard Federal Government

“The current policy of prohibition discredits the law, which cannot possibly stop a growing trade that positively thrives on its illegality and black market status. Like the failure of the prohibition of alcohol in the USA from 1920 to 1933, the current prohibition of illegal drugs is creating more harms than benefits and needs to be reconsidered by the Australian community.”

“The move against prohibition is gathering momentum in other countries across the ideological spectrum as communities around the world place responsibility for the costs of prohibition where it belongs: with those legislators who continue, by default, to support the international prohibition approach.”

“Beneficiaries of the current approach include the law enforcement industry, those who benefit from the occupancy of prisons and a thriving insurance industry that insures residents for the high rates of household crime. The converse of this is that law-abiding citizens are the biggest losers.”

“Because the issue is trivialised in sound bites such as “Tough on Drugs” or “Soft on Drugs” the realities of prohibition are not seriously discussed and the major harms that result from this failed policy are not being addressed.”

“By maintaining prohibition and suppressing or avoiding debate about its costs and benefits, it can be argued justifiably that our governments and other influential sectors of the community are standing idly by while our children are criminalised.”

“It is time to reactivate Australian debate on this matter, drawing attention to the accountability of governments for allowing an unacceptable situation to persist , and the fact that the community has allowed this to happen.”

“Drug taking undoubtedly produces serious harms to individual drug users and their families. Many of the harms to them, to others and to society at large are a result of the national policy of prohibition and criminalisation which, arguably, increases, rather than decreases, the risks of more people becoming drug dependent.”

The discussion included 24 former senior state and federal politicians, experts in drug policy and public health and former law enforcement officers.

http://www.australia21.org.au//publications/press_releases/Australia21_Illicit_Drug_Policy_Report.pdf

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