Feds Bust “Legal” Medical Marijuana Operations – Challenge States Tenth Amendment Rights

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service, and the United States Marshals have been conducting raids on marijuana dispensaries, instructional institutions, and teachers who instruct patients how to cultivate their own marijuana, in states where medicinal marijuana is legal. According to sources these raids have intensified in depth, and scope lately, as part of a broad attack on these States’ Tenth Amendment Rights, under the United States Constitution. When we look closely at the secrecy of the operations, the  level of force being used, and take into account Congress has recently given the Executive Branch broad powers, to use the United States Military to arrest, and detain US citizens indefinitely, without access to the courts (habeus corpus), and without filing any charges, my “Spidey Senses” start to tingle for fear of an over reaching federal government taking away what little authority the States have left under the Tenth Amendment, of the US Constitution.

All of the States where medicinal marijuana has been legalised, are in the sights of various agencies, of the US government. I fully expect the Executive to use the Armed Forces of The United States, in a broader scope, to shut down any facility, institute, group,, and/or groups trying to provide, or enabling the provision of legal medicinal marijuana to the sick, and/or dieing. The reason the Federal Government will use for de facto martial law will be the states’ police powers not enforcing archaic federal laws banning marijuana.

The way I see it is if a person is sick, in pain, and their doctor believes marijuana will help them, that person should be able to legally obtain marijuana, without the threat of being branded a criminal. I have never heard of anyone killing someone to obtain marijuana, but I have heard of people killing to obtain oxycodone, hydrocodone, and a host of other powerful, and deadly legal narcotics. I have never seen a person get physically ill from not having marijuana, but I have seen people get violently ill from not having narcotics.Furthermore, another legal drug, alcohol is much worse on a persons health than marijuana, yet the government allows people to obtain, and drink as much booze as they want. There is something really stupid about a system that bans a benign substance based on outdated research, yet knowingly allows much more deadly drugs to be legally dispensed.

I hope I am wrong about de facto martial law being declared in states where medicinal marijuana is legal. I hope this is just the federal governments way of telling the states that have legalized medicinal marijuana, to not make it legal for recreational use. When the Feds can more fully tax, and regulate marijuana, it may be legalised for recreational use, but until then, just do not smoke it unless you do not mind being put in the pokey.

mark

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/02/usa-crime-california-idUSL2E8F2B7720120402?feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssHealthcareNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FUShealthcareNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Healthcare+News%29

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