Many of California’s most prominent and well-respected medical cannabis dispensaries and related facilities — including Oaksterdam University, Berkeley Patients Group, and Harborside Health Center (HHC) — flourished under the George W. Bush administration. But they’ll be lucky to survive President Barack Obama’s first term.
On Tuesday, federal prosecutors targeted Harborside Health Center in Oakland, as well as its sister facility in San Jose, for closure and civil asset forfeiture. In court papers filed by the US Attorney for the northern district of California, Melinda Haag, the federal government alleges that Harborside is “operating in violation of federal law” by providing cannabis to state-qualified patients.
Guess marijuana really does affect your long-term judgement. Which might explain President Choom, come to think of it… nah, that’s too harsh. Hey: just like the Obama administration!
Via Hot Air.
PS: It must be a Hell of a thing for the pro-legalization forces to realize that Obama’s on one side, and George W Bush and Pat Robertson are more or less on the other, and that Obama’s not on the ‘right’ side of this issue. I’d be sympathetic, except that it’s not like people warned them that this administration was unlikely to be forgiving when it comes to the War on Some Drugs…
PPS: Are you a liberal who wants California (and maybe Colorado, if that proposition passes) to keep its pot laws? Then I have a new word for you! It’s – say it after me – ‘federalism’ (Fed-er-al-is-m; /ˈfed(ə)rəlɪz(ə)m/). Make sure that you use it in conversation, the next time someone from OfA hits you up for money!