Obama Goes All Federal on Medical Marijuana

Friday, October 7, 2011

President Obama is a hypocrite. If you don’t think then you haven’t been paying close attention.

For example, when it comes to marriage equality, Obama recently expressed support for New York legalizing marriage for same-sex couples, saying, “New York is doing exactly what democracies are supposed to do.”

However, when it concerns the U.S.’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry, Obama is all about the power of the Federal government, ordering landlords to evict tenants operating medical pot dispensaries, the forfeiture of the property and even imprisonment.

The most shocking tactic used by the Obama administration to addle the 16 states and the District of Columbia with medical marijuana laws is the enforcement of an obscure portion of the IRS tax code — section 280E, of passed by Congress in 1982, at the height of Reagan administration’s “war on drugs.” Section 280E targeted drug kingpins and cartels and bans any tax deductions related to “trafficking in controlled substances.”

Across the country, medical marijuana dispensaries are being audited by the IRS at the direction of the Obama administration at an alarming pace. Reps. Pete Stark (D-CA), Barney Frank (D-MA), and Jared Polis (D-CO), have introduced legislation to ensure the medical marijuana industry is treated like any other business.

If the legislation fails to pass, people suffering from MS, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s and cancer patients hard-hit by the side effects of chemotherapy will be forced back to the black market.

So much for states rights.

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14 Responses to Obama Goes All Federal on Medical Marijuana

  1. Brigadoon says:

    You know it is an election year when a president starts getting tough on marijuana. Next we should expect the Obama administration to start busting brothels and hookers.

  2. One Fly says:

    I’m doing a post on this as well after an article I saw earlier that is so disturbing. He’s a rat fuck bastard little different than bush.

  3. Woodcliffe says:

    There is very little difference between Barack Obama and the two Republican front runners.

  4. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Two of the largest medical marijuana dispensaries in the country are located in California.

    Most Californians support medical marijuana. Once again, this president finds himself alone in the wilderness and out of touch with a significant voting demographic. He’s a fool.

  5. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Meanwhile, the border with Mexico is open and drug cartel violence is a matter of everyday life for tens-of-thousands of Americans who live along the southern frontier because Obama refuses to carry out his constitutional duty to protect the American people.

    He’s more interested in the Arab Spring and the quality of life of ordinary Afghans.

    You can bet Obama is doing blow at Camp David. Probably in front of the kids.

  6. Rendaculous says:

    Obama ran as a Democrat but governs like a Republican.

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  8. mdmbl says:

    As a healthcare provider I can offer testament to the pain relief marijuana provides when properly and responsibly administered. I have seen dozens upon dozens of patients over the years who could not achieve the desired effect of pain control with FDA-approved narcotics. From patients suffering with cancer to people with AIDS, without question a place for marijuana in medicine. The fact that our elected lawmakers — including President Obama, can look into the faces of ill patients and deny them one avenue to control pain is barbaric. I thought Obama was more compassionate but I was wrong. He’s no better than Reagan or Nixon.

  9. Harry says:

    I think Obama has watched Reefer Madness too many times.

  10. Fran says:

    Should we just read this as he does not WANT to be reelected???
    Lots of funky flip flopping going on,

    Maybe he just wants OUT?

    People worked so hard for so many years to get it approved for medical use.

    Damned shame .

  11. Jim says:

    Must be an election year!

  12. TOM339 says:

    Obama is trying to do here is win over conservatives and moderates by appealing to the law and order voting block but at what price?

    States like California have long embraced the medicinal purposes of pot. Acting like an asshole will drive voters in the Golden State away from him in droves. Closing these shops will make hundreds of people unemployed.

    The other thing that makes zero sense to me is, the dispensaries pay tax. So closing them means less tax going to the US Treasury. An intelligent person would look at this and ask, what is wrong with this president?

    So now, instead of people acquiring medical marijuana through a legitimate business, they will go underground and the Feds won’t get a piece of the action. I used to think Obama was smart but no longer.

  13. Estacada says:

    Obama is toast.

    There’s not a group or demographic he isn’t in trouble with. Now the pot users have just cause to hate him and trust me, they do. He’s a total idiot.

  14. Nancy says:

    FUCK YOU obama

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