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Published on May 3rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter


Pelosi Attacks Obama’s Federal Crackdown on Legal Medical Marijuana


Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has just voiced her strong concerns over the Obama Administration’s expanded and unwarranted crackdown upon medical marijuana dispensaries. All across the United States, as well as in her home state of California, the federal DEA raids and harassment waged upon legalized pot stores have been most severe and brutal; and Pelosi is now pushing back.

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Especially considering our bleak economic climate, it is truly bizarre that our federal government would persist in attempting to destroy one of the few domestic industries that is not only desperately needed, but is also financially thriving. This week in San Francisco Pelosi issued a statement in defense of suffering medical cannabis patients, as well as speaking in support of better access to legalized medical marijuana:

“Access to medicinal marijuana for individuals who are ill or enduring difficult and painful therapies is both a medical and a states’ rights issue. Sixteen states, including our home state of California, and the District of Columbia have adopted medicinal marijuana laws – most by a vote of the people. 

I have strong concerns about the recent actions by the federal government that threaten the safe access of medicinal marijuana to alleviate the suffering of patients in California, and undermine a policy that has been in place under which the federal government did not pursue individuals whose actions complied with state laws providing for medicinal marijuana.

Proven medicinal uses of marijuana include improving the quality of life for patients with cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and other severe medical conditions.

I am pleased to join organizations that support legal access to medicinal marijuana, including the American Nurses Association, the Lymphoma Foundation of America, and the AIDS Action Council.

Medicinal marijuana alleviates some of the most debilitating symptoms of AIDS, including pain, wasting, and nausea. The opportunity to ease the suffering of people who are seriously ill or enduring difficult and painful therapies is an opportunity we must not ignore.

For these reasons, I have long supported efforts in Congress to advocate federal policies that recognize the scientific evidence and clinical research demonstrating the medical benefits of medicinal marijuana, that respects the wishes of the states in providing relief to ill individuals, and that prevents the federal government from acting to harm the safe access of medicinal marijuana provided under state law. I will continue to strongly support those efforts.”


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  • Uncle B

    Marijuana – the new American Dream.
    You, Peon, deserve at least this last solace, but will face Corporate packaged, highly taxed versions of the once home-grown solace, and flavored with additives, even the opiates, preservatives to increase “Shelf Life”, chemicals to improve flavor, burning, characteristics, radio-active tracers for stock control, profit assurance, potency enhanced plants GMO’ed, even to increase crop sizes, add addictive components, lessen production costs, improve resistance to bugs, drought, poor ground, sewage fertilized even, as was tobacco at one time, to ‘keep the suckers coming’ to “send the stocks higher”, even claimed as “healthy”, once profitable, to promote sales. As the market broadens even “product” form cheaper foreign sources will so be packaged. Even Doctors, esteemed Scientists, will be bought and sold for these claims, to en-richen the coffers of the Uber-Rich in a drug-world that will part from the home – grown innocence of its origins. This “solace” will become a commercial product and the home – crop forbidden by the folks in Blue Uniforms with the guns – as it always was.

    • jfyshe

      you forgot the soon to be patented corporate owned hybrids, thereby eventually putting all previous ‘inferior’ strains out of business

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