How The Federal Government Lies About Medical Marijuana Raids

A week or two ago, I wrote about the U.S. Government’s almost spotless record of lying to the American people. Now it’s time to put some of that into the context of how they’re lying and misleading the public in their latest War On Medical Marijuana In California.

One month ago, the four California-based U.S. Attorneys held a press conference in which they announced that they would be cracking down on “people who are in this to get rich and don’t care at all about sick people”. They claimed that they’d only be going after “significant commercial operations” and dispensaries located near schools, playgrounds, and other places where children are found (as if anyone allows children into dispensaries).

U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag reassured the public that they wouldn’t “clamp down on patients who grow their own marijuana for medical use”. U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said “Our interest is in enforcing federal criminal law, not prosecuting seriously sick people and those who are caring for them.”

It almost sounds righteous. But as usual, it’s a big lie and a smokescreen. Because what they really did went far beyond that:

The result has been unprecedented closure of dispensaries all over California. That’s why Americans for Safe Access, NORML, and other groups will be getting together tomorrow, November 9, for a massive protest at the Federal Building in Sacramento at noon. I hope you will join us there!


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