- U.S. Attorney out of Line about Marijuana… or are they? [1 Update]
- Att Clif Deuvall [1 Update]
- Do the work…again [1 Update]
- MUSEUM UPDATE: [1 Update]
- Dave Hodges <s..[email protected]> Jul 19 08:35PM -0700
I am working on a response to be posted on SanJoseInside.com (the Metro's
news site)… I hope it will help people understand how it is a fact that
Harborside makes a mockery of the California laws, and the proof of it.
U.S. Attorney out of Line about Marijuana Posted by Rich
Robinson<s..[email protected]> on
Thursday, July 19, 2012 Comments
*Harborside collectives in San Jose and Oakland were recently ordered to
shut down by the U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag. Many have called Harborside a
model for other medical marijuana collectives.*
U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag’s war on medical
a violation of current federal Department of Justice policy, an
embarrassment to the President of the United States and is, literally,
threatening the health and safety of our community. She should be removed
from her post, immediately.
Haag’s latest outrage is her attempt to shutdown Harborside Health Center
in San Jose<http://www.metroactive.com/features/harborside-health-steve-deangelo.html>,
as well as its sister collective in Oakland. Harborside is one of the good
dispensaries. They comply with current state law, are located in an
industrial area of San Jose, use proper protocols and pay their city taxes.
Harborside is the model for a good citizen.
Haag’s actions are in direct violation of the Obama administration
General Eric Holder<http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2012/06/medical_marijuana_attorney_general_eric_holder.php>
in a memo: “We limit our enforcement efforts to those individuals,
organizations that are acting out of conformity with state law.”
James Anthony, a lawyer and medical marijuana expert agreed.
“She is in direct contradiction of Administration Policy,” said Anthony,
who handles legal matters for the Citizen’s Coalition for Patient Care
(CCPC). “She is waging a war on cannabis patients.”
Haag’s rogue actions call into question who is in charge at the Department
of Justice. The president has consistently promised not to use federal
resources to contravene current state laws.
Haag’s misguided focus on closing medical marijuana
also a threat to public health and safety. In going after Harborside, and
those who provide patients with medicine and comply with state law, she is
ignoring the real bad guys. In San Jose, we know where the bad operators of
medical cannabis are located. These operators are a blight to the
neighborhood, a nuisance to their neighbors and they fail to pay their
taxes, as mandated by Measure U.
Former State Senator John
who led in the fight for medical marijuana in California, is disturbed and
dismayed by Haag’s assault on patients and the effect of her stance on the
“Ms. Haag is violating the will of the people of California, the law of our
sovereign state, is endangering the good health of the people of California
and ignoring the state of the science which has established marijuana has
therapeutic benefits,” Vasoconcellos said. “She is closing down safe,
legitimate access to good medicine thereby diverting deserving patients
into the underground black market.
“This U.S. Attorney is doubling the price of patient’s medicine, doubling
the profits of drug gangs and enabling the violence associated with illegal
drugs,” he added.
Vasconcellos also expressed concern that Haag’s actions would bedetrimental
politically to the president in the national
President Obama benefitted in 2008 from a large turnout of younger,
educated voters. The concern is that they either won’t show-up or cast a
protest vote for libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, who supports
“Ms. Haag is, by her wanton behavior and silly posturing, alienating many
California voters and is an embarrassment and a threat to the reelection of
the president.” Vasconcellos said.
The city of San Jose currently has a list of bad operators, and these are
the folks Haag should be targeting—not operators like Haborside. It would
take her less than an hour to get the information from the city and less
than a day to shut down these illicit operations. But if Haag insists on
targeting dispensaries like Harborside, while allowing the scofflaws to
operate, she exacerbates the problem she claims to be solving.
If Haag is after headlines, one operator—Dave Hodges of the All-American
Cannabis Club (A2C2)<http://www.metroactive.com/features/all-american-cannabis-club.html>—welcomes
being shut down. In September of 2011, he told Metro that his original plan
was to be raided in two months after opening. Hodges refuses to pay taxes,
openly flaunts the law, and enjoys the notoriety. But his brazen civil
disobedience is disruptive within the legitimate medical marijuana
community and he gives the industry a bad name.
Hodges, as a ubiquitous if less than credible advocate for the scofflaws of
medical cannabis, would be the perfect foil for Ms. Haag. But her focus on
Harborside makes a mockery of the government’s enforcement efforts.
It is the epitome of irony. Haag’s lack of judgment, in addition to her
direct assault on her bosses’ stated policies, is the impetus to let her
go. And if the administration is loath to fire her for political reasons,
may we suggest a transfer? Nome, Alaska would be a good choice. That state
welcomes rogue, overly-aggressive and intellectually challenged leaders.
*Rich Robinson is a political consultant in Silicon Valley who has worked
under contract on the city of San Jose’s medical marijuana policies.*
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…. Only the shadiest people hang out in the shadows.
- "andrew garret" <s..[email protected]> Jul 19 10:23AM -0700
Att Cliff Deuvall — Clif, for whatever reason your email keeps bouncing
— maybe this will get through.
CLIFF, I see that you live in Waco Tx. Do you know if the Behrens Drug
Company of Waco tx., made use of Cannabis. Can you check with your local
library and see if you can find their price and product catalog.
from the interload library system:
Behrens Drug Company (Waco, Tex.) RECORDS -
TX – TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK, TX 79409-0002 ILU
Year: 1905-1925 – Description: 1 microfilm reel (30 ft.) : negative
Abstract: Consists of a Behrens Drug Company catalog and price list from
1905, and news clippings concerning the history of the store. Named
Person: Behren, H., d. 1905. Named Corp: Behrens Drug Company (Waco,
Tex.) Geographic: Waco (Tex.) — Economic conditions. Note(s):
Bio/History: The Behrens Drug Store (Waco, Texas) was established by Dr.
H. Behrens in 1878. Incorporated as Behrens Drug Company in 1891. Dr.
Behrens served as the first president from 1891 until his death in 1905.
Store. Store closed in 1970. General Info: Preferred citation: Cite as:
Behren Drug Company (Waco, Texas) Records, 1905-1925, Southwest
Collection, Texas Tech University./ Original or duplicate materials:
Originals retained by Virgil H. Walker./ Unpublished finding aid available
in repository./ Donated to the Southwest Collection by Virgil H. Walker,
Chairman of the Board (1961-1970). OCLC: 25719297
BEHRENS DRUG COMPANY (Waco, Tex.) GENERAL CATALOG
TX SAN JACINTO MUS OF HIST TZJ
Publication: Waco, Tex. : The Company, Year: 1926 – Description: 1 v.
(various pagings) : ill. (part col.) ; 28 cm. Note(s): Library's copy
imperfect: lacking front cover to p. 12; title from spine./ Includes
Class Descriptors: LC: HD9970 Responsibility: Behrens Drug Company. -
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- Mickey Martin <s..[email protected]> Jul 19 03:15AM -0700
No. Those are all basic conclusions you jumped to. If you read the article, it would be obvious that the picture had no context with the article. No goading. Maybe some sensationalism. But the visual is an important part of any decent narrative. You chose to put the focus of your input there, though. That is a choice. There is plenty of good points to discuss. You chose to discuss this girl and how she acts.