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Medical Marijuana Gestapo: DEA & Police on Cerebral OrgasmsDr. Phil Leveque Salem-News.com
In a country where political operatives compare Obama to Hitler, meet America's real Stormtroopers.
(MOLALLA, Ore.) - Last month the California Senate approved a resolution calling for significant changes in the federal government's policy regarding medical marijuana.
The resolution urges federal lawmakers to halt federal interference in state laws about medical medical marijuana, while establishing a comprehensive national plan that will provide safe access for all patients. (see the Sept. 2, 2009 Salem-News.com article: California Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Resolution)
Despite President Obama’s statement and those of his Attorney General Holder that there will be NO MORE DEA and police raids on legal state permitted grow sites, dispensaries and desperately sick legal patients, it still goes on.
Typically they are massive SWAT team raids with up to twenty goons in full battle gear and sub-machine guns as if they were combating a foreign invader. I know of one case in Oregon in which there were about 6 cop cars and an Army half track with a 50 caliber machine gun for a medical patient who was growing a small amount for his own medical use.
In another case there were three cop cars with a DEA agent assaulting a legally carded, bed ridden quadriplegic with two disabled legally carded care givers. They had a small grow but were “turned in” by a neighbor to who they refused to sell medicine. The DEA Goon pulled and confiscated all of their plants and told the quadriplegic, “by the way if we wanted to, we could take your house and car!”. I imagine these goons got an orgasmic thrill from assaulting and intimidating these helpless desperately ill and disabled legal patients.
In another case they assaulted a bedridden and wheelchair bound patient who was sharing her medicine with her card carrying daughter. They also confiscated her wheelchair because she “obviously” bought it with money from selling marijuana.
The cases in California are even worse. The DEA goons are raiding grow sites and dispensaries where they destroy or confiscate everything in the place and usually arrest the clerks and patients. There are about 24 legal medical marijuana patients now suffering federal charges.
At the same time, the goons are arresting about 800,000 users a year some for having one joint in their pockets. This is crazy but it amounts to a whole lot of orgasmic thrill for the Gestapo-like goons who are doing this.
Several hundred thousand marijuana users are in jail or prison, many for simple possession only. It costs about $40,000 per year to keep one sick patient in jail and the total estimated cost of the DRUG WAR is about $40 billion per year.
Wouldn’t it be much more intelligent to spend that money on schools or even health care for the poor than satisfying the orgiastic pleasures of these Gestapo-like goon squads.
P.S. Even if I have my numbers and costs somewhat off. I hope you get the idea!
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