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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