Monthly Archives: August 2013

The world has changed. Act like it already.

From: malmolevine – January 1, 1970

I think Martin Lee has a more enlightened approach – “Watch what we do not what we say.” http:videosift.comvideoFeds-Back-State-Laws-That-Legalize-Marijuana On Fri Aug 30 2013 at 7:37 PM Axis of Love SF Shona Gochenaur < axisoflovesfgmail.com> wrote: > You may be right I may be a lunatic LOL however I think coupled with > sentence reforming a week or so ago > The change is historic huge were not going backwards………UNLESS > our own restrictive lobbyist see this as ripe moment to use fear grab that > wording robust regulations and gang rape into the restrictive b.s. theyr > rentlessly force feeding I’m proud of Obama & Holder’s moves on healthcare > and drug policy reform all drug policy reforming theyr doing everything > they can to change an unfair system. > Sad but true our industry lobbyist are doing everything they can to create > UNFAIR systems even the most recent round of out right deceit vultures > swooped in on savecannabis ballot and spit out a version of Ab473 zombies > to infect. > It’s so ugly. > > > On Friday August 30 2013 Bob Bowerman wrote: > > What a great well written article. > > > > Thanks for that. > > > > I am going to post this everywhere I can. > > > > Thanks for being there > > > > Bob > > > > Sacramento NORML > > > > > > > > From: Weed Activist mailto:weedactivistgmail.com > > Sent: Friday August 30 2013 10:37 AM > > To: savecannabisa2c2.us > > Subject: Save Cannabis The world has changed. Act like it already. > > > > > > > > The world has changed. Act like it already. > > > > August 30 2013 in ACTION ALERTS Crackdown End the Drug War Ethics > and Morality I Like Weed Mass IncarcerationMedical > Cannabis Messaging Reform Groups Vote Weed Weed Activism Weed > Business Weed Freedom Weed LoveWeed Politics > > > > 1 > > > > > > > > > Yesterday the world of weed changed dramatically no matter what the > paranoid sky is falling stoners want to tell you. > > > > The US Department of Justice and the nations top cop Eric > Holder released a memo yesterday that allows for Colorado and Washington > to move forward with their adult use cannabis programs without interference > (and states with medical programs); as long as the programs do not cross > certain boundaries and are well regulated. The announcement is a watershed > moment in cannabis reform no matter what your tin-foil hat conspiracy > buddies want to tell you about it being a trap . > > > > Sometimes the world changes. I cannot fathom how a person could read the > memo released and come away feeling more paranoid than before. Here is the > beginning of the memo for review and we will get to the real ground > breaking shit in the second half in a minute: > > > > Office of the Deputy Attorney General > > > > August 29 2013MEMORANDUM FOR ALL UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS > > > > FROM: James M. Cole Deputy Attorney General > > > > SUBJECT: Guidance Regarding Marijuana Enforcement > > > > In October 2009 and June 2011 the Department issued guidance to federal > prosecutors concerning marijuana enforcement under the Controlled > Substances Act (CSA). This memorandum updates that guidance in light of > state ballot initiatives that legalize under state law the possession of > small amounts of marijuana and provide for the regulation of marijuana > production processing and sale.The guidance set forth herein applies to > all federal enforcement activity including civil enforcement and criminal > investigations and prosecutions concerning marijuana in all states. > > > > (TRANSLATION: THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN AND WE HAVE UPDATED OUR MARCHING > ORDERS. THE GUIDANCE IN THIS MEMO APPLIES TO ALL FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT > ACTIVITY. THIS MEANS YOU)As the Department noted in its previous guidance > Congress has determined that marijuana is a dangerous drug and that the > illegal distribution and sale of marijuana is a serious crime that provides > a significant source of revenue to large-scale criminal enterprises gangs > and cartels. The Department of Justice is committed to enforcement of the > CSA consistent with those determinations. The Department is also committed > to using its limited investigative and prosecutorial resources to address > the most significant threats in the most effective consistent and > rational way. In furtherance of those objectives as several states enacted > laws relating to the use of marijuana for medical purposes the Department > in recent years has focused its efforts on certain enforcement > priorities that are particularly important to the federal government: > > > > (Some have pointed to this statement as evidence that there is NO > sweeping change happening. I beg to differ. I also beg to remind people > that while there has been enforcement there has also been a lot of weed > sales tolerated over the past years too.) > > > > 1. Preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors; (Cool with > that) > > > > 2. Preventing revenue from the sale of marijuana from going to > criminal enterprises gangs and cartels; (Cool with that) > > > > 3. Preventing the diversion of marijuana from states where it is > legal under state law in some form to other states; (Extra cool with that. > Why Because defining the difference in diversion from states where it is > legal to those where it is not seemingly opens the door for interstate > commerce from states where it is legal to other states where it is legal > no Maybe wishful thinking but I am an optimist.) > > > > 4. Preventing state-authorized marijuana activity from being used > as a cover or pretext for the trafficking of other illegal drugs or other > illegal activity; (Cool with that. stay off the dope) > > > > 5. Preventing violence and the use of firearms in the cultivation > and distribution of marijuana; (Cool with that hate violence and guns.) > > > > 6. Preventing drugged driving and the exacerbation of other adverse > public health consequences associated with marijuana use; (Cool with that. > even WA states flawed DUI bill has not resulted in mass arrestsjust > Seattle PD handing out Doritos at Hempfest) > > > > 7. Preventing the growing of marijuana on public lands and the > attendant public safety and environmental dangers posed by marijuana > production on public lands; and (Cool with that. If I gotta pay rent so do > you) > > > > 8. Preventing marijuana possession or use on federal property. (Cool > with that. I was in Yosemite the other day burning fat joints and no one > seemed to notice or care. The world has changed) > > > > These priorities will continue to guide the Departments enforcement of > the CSA against marijuana-related conduct. Thus this memorandum serves as > guidance to Department attorneys and law enforcement to focus their > enforcement resources and efforts including prosecution on persons or > organizations whose conduct interferes with any one or more of these > priorities regardless of state law. > > — > Shona Gochenaur > Executive Director > Axis of Love SF > http:www.facebook.comaxisoflove > http:www.twitter.comaxisoflove > > > — > You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. > > To post to this group send email to > savecannabisa2c2.us > > To Unsubscribe from this group send email to > savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us > > View Archives at http:SaveCannabis.org > — > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > “Save Cannabis” group. > For more options visit https:groups.google.comaa2c2.usgroupsoptout > . > > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it send an > email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us. > — You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. 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California needs sensbile regs

From: meliposa59 – January 1, 1970

What we need is more atty’s willing to stand up for patients’ medical and civil rights. Too many civilians are becoming victims of judicial terrorism. Judges and prosecutors are immune They are elected ….. they work for the citizenry not for unions nor are they slave marketeers to fill up more and more prisons. On Fri Aug 30 2013 at 8:31 PM Michael Levinsohn wrote: > The message from the US Department of Justice cannot be more clear as > will the message from the Senate Judiciary Committee: > states with “strong” regulatory schemes will be left alone by the Feds > states that don’t won’t. > In a perfect world there would be no regulation but in the real world > there is. > > > > Michael Levinsohn State Bar No.: 146492 > 2355 Westwood Blvd. 528 > Los Angeles CA > (310) 420-9081 > > > This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended > solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. > If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. > This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the > individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not > disseminate distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender > immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and > delete this e-mail from your system. If you are not the intended recipient > you are notified that disclosing copying distributing or taking any > action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly > prohibited. > > — > You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. > > To post to this group send email to > savecannabisa2c2.us > > To Unsubscribe from this group send email to > savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us > > View Archives at http:SaveCannabis.org > — > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > “Save Cannabis” group. > For more options visit https:groups.google.comaa2c2.usgroupsoptout > . > > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it send an > email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us. > — Carmel Garcia — You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. To post to this group send email to savecannabisa2c2.us To Unsubscribe from this group send email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us View Archives at http:SaveCannabis.org — You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups “Save Cannabis” group. For more options visit https:groups.google.comaa2c2.usgroupsoptout. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it send an email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us.

California needs sensbile regs

From: darrowdisciple – January 1, 1970

The message from the US Department of Justice cannot be more clear as will the message from the Senate Judiciary Committee: states with “strong” regulatory schemes will be left alone by the Feds states that don’t won’t. In a perfect world there would be no regulation but in the real world there is. Michael Levinsohn State Bar No.:(phone#-removed) Westwood Blvd. 528 Los Angeles CA (310) 420-9081 This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing copying distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. — You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. To post to this group send email to savecannabisa2c2.us To Unsubscribe from this group send email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us View Archives at http:SaveCannabis.org — You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups “Save Cannabis” group. For more options visit https:groups.google.comaa2c2.usgroupsoptout. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it send an email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us.

The world has changed. Act like it already.

From: axisoflovesf – January 1, 1970

You may be right I may be a lunatic LOL however I think coupled with sentence reforming a week or so ago The change is historic huge were not going backwards………UNLESS our own restrictive lobbyist see this as ripe moment to use fear grab that wording robust regulations and gang rape into the restrictive b.s. theyr rentlessly force feeding I’m proud of Obama & Holder’s moves on healthcare and drug policy reform all drug policy reforming theyr doing everything they can to change an unfair system. Sad but true our industry lobbyist are doing everything they can to create UNFAIR systems even the most recent round of out right deceit vultures swooped in on savecannabis ballot and spit out a version of Ab473 zombies to infect. It’s so ugly. On Friday August 30 2013 Bob Bowerman wrote: > What a great well written article. > > Thanks for that. > > I am going to post this everywhere I can. > > Thanks for being there > > Bob > > Sacramento NORML > > > > From: Weed Activist mailto:weedactivistgmail.com > Sent: Friday August 30 2013 10:37 AM > To: savecannabisa2c2.us > Subject: Save Cannabis The world has changed. Act like it already. > > > > The world has changed. Act like it already. > > August 30 2013 in ACTION ALERTS Crackdown End the Drug War Ethics and Morality I Like Weed Mass IncarcerationMedical Cannabis Messaging Reform Groups Vote Weed Weed Activism Weed Business Weed Freedom Weed LoveWeed Politics > > 1 > > > > Yesterday the world of weed changed dramatically no matter what the paranoid sky is falling stoners want to tell you. > > The US Department of Justice and the nations top cop Eric Holder released a memo yesterday that allows for Colorado and Washington to move forward with their adult use cannabis programs without interference (and states with medical programs); as long as the programs do not cross certain boundaries and are well regulated. The announcement is a watershed moment in cannabis reform no matter what your tin-foil hat conspiracy buddies want to tell you about it being a trap . > > Sometimes the world changes. I cannot fathom how a person could read the memo released and come away feeling more paranoid than before. Here is the beginning of the memo for review and we will get to the real ground breaking shit in the second half in a minute: > > Office of the Deputy Attorney General > > August 29 2013MEMORANDUM FOR ALL UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS > > FROM: James M. Cole Deputy Attorney General > > SUBJECT: Guidance Regarding Marijuana Enforcement > > In October 2009 and June 2011 the Department issued guidance to federal prosecutors concerning marijuana enforcement under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This memorandum updates that guidance in light of state ballot initiatives that legalize under state law the possession of small amounts of marijuana and provide for the regulation of marijuana production processing and sale.The guidance set forth herein applies to all federal enforcement activity including civil enforcement and criminal investigations and prosecutions concerning marijuana in all states. > > (TRANSLATION: THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN AND WE HAVE UPDATED OUR MARCHING ORDERS. THE GUIDANCE IN THIS MEMO APPLIES TO ALL FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY. THIS MEANS YOU)As the Department noted in its previous guidance Congress has determined that marijuana is a dangerous drug and that the illegal distribution and sale of marijuana is a serious crime that provides a significant source of revenue to large-scale criminal enterprises gangs and cartels. The Department of Justice is committed to enforcement of the CSA consistent with those determinations. The Department is also committed to using its limited investigative and prosecutorial resources to address the most significant threats in the most effective consistent and rational way. In furtherance of those objectives as several states enacted laws relating to the use of marijuana for medical purposes the Department in recent years has focused its efforts on certain enforcement priorities that are particularly important to the federal government: > > (Some have pointed to this statement as evidence that there is NO sweeping change happening. I beg to differ. I also beg to remind people that while there has been enforcement there has also been a lot of weed sales tolerated over the past years too.) > > 1. Preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors; (Cool with that) > > 2. Preventing revenue from the sale of marijuana from going to criminal enterprises gangs and cartels; (Cool with that) > > 3. Preventing the diversion of marijuana from states where it is legal under state law in some form to other states; (Extra cool with that. Why Because defining the difference in diversion from states where it is legal to those where it is not seemingly opens the door for interstate commerce from states where it is legal to other states where it is legal no Maybe wishful thinking but I am an optimist.) > > 4. Preventing state-authorized marijuana activity from being used as a cover or pretext for the trafficking of other illegal drugs or other illegal activity; (Cool with that. stay off the dope) > > 5. Preventing violence and the use of firearms in the cultivation and distribution of marijuana; (Cool with that hate violence and guns.) > > 6. Preventing drugged driving and the exacerbation of other adverse public health consequences associated with marijuana use; (Cool with that. even WA states flawed DUI bill has not resulted in mass arrestsjust Seattle PD handing out Doritos at Hempfest) > > 7. Preventing the growing of marijuana on public lands and the attendant public safety and environmental dangers posed by marijuana production on public lands; and (Cool with that. If I gotta pay rent so do you) > > 8. Preventing marijuana possession or use on federal property. (Cool with that. I was in Yosemite the other day burning fat joints and no one seemed to notice or care. The world has changed) > > These priorities will continue to guide the Departments enforcement of the CSA against marijuana-related conduct. Thus this memorandum serves as guidance to Department attorneys and law enforcement to focus their enforcement resources and efforts including prosecution on persons or organizations whose conduct interferes with any one or more of these priorities regardless of state law. — Shona Gochenaur Executive Director Axis of Love SF http:www.facebook.comaxisoflove http:www.twitter.comaxisoflove — You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. 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Calif.: Feds send clear message California needs better regulation

From: axisoflovesf – January 1, 1970

Oy vey… Hell no Don’t you dare think the push for state regs will be yet another Ab2312 with a coercive monolopy plan unfair business pratices are not the same as regulations . Cut this crapola out No ABC On Friday August 30 2013 Chris Lindsey wrote: > > August 30 2013 > > > Calif.: Feds send clear message California needs better regulation > > Dear Shona: > > Yesterday the U.S. Department of Justice issued a game-changing memo to federal prosecutors around the country advising them that targeting individuals and businesses in strict compliance with well-regulated state marijuana programs should not be a federal law enforcement priority unless one of eight DOJ interests are involved. > > The cornerstone of the memo is its emphasis on a robust regulatory system at the state level. Unfortunately Californias medical marijuana law doesnt include any licensing or regulatory framework for medical marijuana businesses. Federal officials in the state of Washington have already stated participants in their own poorly regulated medical marijuana program remain at risk of federal prosecution. > > Please encourage your assembly member and senator to protect medical marijuana providers and the patients who depend on them by supporting a strong regulatory system for medical marijuana. > > Earlier this year Assemblymember Tom Ammiano introduced AB 473 which would have established a strong framework for dispensaries. After confusion during the Assembly vote it failed to pass. Asm. Ammiano has vowed to continue working on similar legislation. In light of yesterdays memo by the Department of Justice this approach appears essential to protect Californias providers. Please raise your voice today. > > And pass this message along to friends family and supporters > > Sincerely > > > > Chris Lindsey > Legislative Analyst > Marijuana Policy Project > > Help fund MPP’s projects > MPP hopes that each of the 125000 subscribers on our national email list will make at least one financial donation to MPP’s work in 2013. Please click here to donate now. > > MPP depends on the support of you and our other allies to fund our work. Together we > will change marijuana laws. > > Popular Links: > > MPP’s home page > MPP blog > MPP’s 2013 strategic plan > MPP TV > MPP merchandise > FAQ > State-by-state medical marijuana laws > MPP news releases > Download hand-outs > About the Marijuana Policy Project > Why donate > > > You are receiving this e-mail because you are subscribed to MPPs state e-mail alerts. To unsubscribe click the link at the bottom of this message. Removal may take up to two business days. To contact MPP please click here or reply to this e-mail. Our mailing address is Marijuana Policy Project 236 Massachusetts Ave. NE Suite 400 Washington D.C. 20002. Any donations you make to MPP may be used for political purposes such as supporting or opposing candidates for federal office. > > View this message in your browser Forward this message Change your e-mail preferences > > > > nonprofit software — Shona Gochenaur Executive Director Axis of Love SF http:www.facebook.comaxisoflove http:www.twitter.comaxisoflove — You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. To post to this group send email to savecannabisa2c2.us To Unsubscribe from this group send email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us View Archives at http:SaveCannabis.org — You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups “Save Cannabis” group. For more options visit https:groups.google.comaa2c2.usgroupsoptout. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it send an email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us.