Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 1 John 2:22 He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son 1 Timothy 4:1 doctrines of devils 2Speaking lies in hypocrisy;

 

Obama Justice and medical marijuana

The President's justification for his crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries has to be heard to be believed

                  Cannabis plants grow at Northwest Patient Resource Center in Seattle, Wash. (Credit: Reuters/Cliff DesPeaux)



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April 26, 2012

President Obama gave anPresident Obama gave an interview to Rolling Stone‘s Jann Wenner this week and was asked about his administration’s aggressive crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries, including ones located in states where medical marijuana is legal and which are licensed by the state; this policy is directly contrary to Obama’s campaign pledge to not “use Justice Department resources to try and circumvent state laws about medical marijuana.” Here’s part of the President’s answer:

I never made a commitment that somehow we were going to give carte blanche to large-scale producers and operators of marijuana – and the reason is, because it’s against federal law. I can’t nullify congressional law. I can’t ask the Justice Department to say, “Ignore completely a federal law that’s on the books” . . . .

The only tension that’s come up – and this gets hyped up a lot – is a murky area where you have large-scale, commercial operations that may supply medical marijuana users, but in some cases may also be supplying recreational users. In that situation, we put the Justice Department in a very difficult place if we’re telling them, “This is supposed to be against the law, but we want you to turn the other way.” That’s not something we’re going to do. 

Aside from the fact that Obama’s claim about the law is outright false — as Jon Walker conclusively documents, the law vests the Executive Branch with precisely the discretion he falsely claims he does not have to decide how drugs are classified — it’s just extraordinary that Obama is affirming the “principle” that he can’t have the DOJ “turn the othe way” in the face of lawbreaking. As an emailer just put it to me: “Interesting how this principle holds for prosecuting [medical] marijuana producers in the war on drugs, but not for prosecuting US officials in the war on terror.  Or telecommunications companies for illegal spying.  Or Wall Street banks for mortgage fraud.” ([Saints See: Obama Uses Executive Orders to Bypass Congress - President Barack Obama's agenda, particularly involving legislative proposals like his ambitious "Buffett Rule" tax plan, has been stunted by a polarized Congress now toiling in gridlock. Consequently, the White House is resorting to its purported "executive authority" -- specifically, by issuing a flurry of new executive orders.
To put it lightly, the president's view of Congress has been unpalatable, at least, since the Republicans captured the House of Representatives in the 2010 election. And Obama's solution? Bypass Congress altogether.
"We had been attempting to highlight the inability of Congress to do anything," asserted former White House chief of staff William M. Daley, referring to a strategy meeting carried out last fall. "The president expressed frustration, saying we have got to scour everything and push the envelope in finding things we can do on our own."
Indeed, the Obama administration is now launching its "We Can't Wait" campaign, a seemingly despotic ploy to work around Obama's congressional foes and enact a catalog of new executive-ordained policies.
On Monday, for example, Obama issued an executive order that would grant U.S. officials the authority to decree sanctions on foreign nationals who have used internet tracking and cellphone monitoring -- among other technologies -- to perform human-rights abuses.
Furthermore, the White House released another executive order earlier this month that would establish an oversight group consisting of 12 federal agencies charged with supporting "safe and responsible unconventional domestic natural gas development."
One more executive order -- entitled, "National Defense Resources Preparedness" -- quietly issued on March 16, granted unprecedented power to the president to control "critical resource and production sources," including energy production. In effect, this insatiable product of Obama's "We Can't Wait" campaign granted the president unbounded authority to seize control of all U.S. resources as long as his intention is "to promote the national defense" -- an obscure maxim that bolsters countless meanings.]
Job 36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: Matthew 12:7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye wuld have not condemned the guiltless. [Saints See: Barack Obama: Most Anti-Medical Marijuana President Ever - Who in the world could have changed the guy who said "I think we need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws" in 2004 into the most anti-medical marijuana president in 2012? And now, 2008 Barack Obama vs. 2012 Barack Obama on medical marijuana!
2008 Obama:
My attitude is that if it’s an issue of doctors prescribing medical marijuana as a treatment for glaucoma or as a cancer treatment, I think that should be appropriate because there really is no difference between that and a doctor prescribing morphine or anything else. … I think the basic concept that using medical marijuana in the same way, with the same controls as other drugs prescribed by doctors, I think that’s entirely appropriate. I would not punish doctors if it’s prescribed in a way that is appropriate.

2008 – A doctor who prescribed marijuana as treatment for her own breast cancer and then for others’ is busted by the DEA. She and her husband, a lawyer who suffers from hemophilia, tended a small medical marijuana garden, completely within compliance of California’s Prop 215 (aka “state law”). They were open and up-front about what they were doing and drew praise from the local leaders for their compassionate operation. The sheriffs who had been verifying their compliance with state law turned the data over to DEA, who then used their plant counts over the course of the three year statute of limitations to top 100, the magic number needed to secure a five-year mandatory minimum sentence.
But Obama wants to parse it like Clinton – notice “prescribe” and “same controls as other drugs” that medical marijuana can’t claim. Plus, I’m sure he’d note that Dr. Mollie Fry was busted for growing and selling, not “prescribing”.]
Mark 7:6 Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.)

That’s about as vivid an expression of the President’s agenda, and his sense of justice, and the state of the Rule of Law in America, as one can imagine. The same person who directed the DOJ to shield torturers and illegal government eavesdroppers from criminal investigation, and who voted to retroactively immunize the nation’s largest telecom giants when they got caught enabling criminal spying on Americans, and whose DOJ has failed to indict a single Wall Street executive in connection with the 2008 financial crisis or mortgage fraud scandal, suddenly discovers the imperatives of The Rule of Law when it comes to those, in accordance with state law, providing medical marijuana to sick people with a prescription. (Galatians 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, Colossians 2:20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, 21(Touch not; taste not; handle not; 22Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?)

Courtesy Salon

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