Feds Raid California Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

So goes Santa Barbara, so goes Hartford?

A crackdown on California’s medical marijuana supply chain by federal authorities targeting the state’s illegal drug trade arrived this week in the affluent, coastal county of Santa Barbara.

The latest actions include three asset forfeiture lawsuits filed against properties housing marijuana operations and warning letters sent to people associated with 10 cannabis dispensaries deemed “illegal marijuana stores,” federal officials said.

“All known marijuana stores in Santa Barbara County are now the subject of federal enforcement actions,” a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles said.

This is what we have to look forward to, thanks to the state legislature and Governor Malloy.

Dave in EH


  1. JBS on May 10, 2012 at 11:03 am

    This is a stab straight at the heart of Liberalism. Soon, California will have to legalize recreational use of marijuana by “adults”. California dreaming will have another connotation.
    Ultimately, this will be about money, jobs and tax revenue. California enjoys a sizable boost to its economy through the sales of medical marijuana. Cultivation requires workers, workers pay taxes. Businesses pay taxes and provide community stability. Store fronts are rented to serve as clinics, e.g., pot shops. Doctors are earning a fast buck writing “mother may I” notes for the allegedly ill users of medical marijuana. Take the legal aspect of the medical marijuana trade away and it will just go underground. Marijuana will still be California’s — and Hawaii’s — cash crop, but it will be managed by the cartels and others.
    Didn’t the Obama Regime originally tell California it was going to leave the medical marijuana industry alone only to change its tune and start targeting it for raids and prosecutions? Obama will 180 on anything he says.

    • ricbee on May 10, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Obama is an automaton who will do whatever he is ordered to do by his masters to get re-elected & fly all over the world on the wings of adulation.

  2. ricbee on May 10, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Good news for Hartford,the new Chief is de-emphasizing drugs. Combined with the 1/2 oz pot rule & now medical marijuana we have reached near a point of legalization. We don’t need to fill our jails or bother with dopers that ain’t bothering anyone else.

  3. JBS on May 11, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Ricbee brings up a point often overlooked in the enforcement / legalization debate: the dollar cost to us, the tax payers, and the cost to people caught on a marijuana charge.
    Our jails should be reserved for felons, violent individuals who have no place in society, period. The feds can take care of the terrorists and their ilk. The point is, people caught with marijuana only should not be in the criminal system. Where is the crime? The dollar cost is staggering and the cost to society is compounded by associating anyone with the criminal system. A drug charge can effectively kill anyone’s hope of getting meaningful employment; it takes a lot of hard work to rehabilitate one’s record and overcome that charge. Why??? Marijuana by itself is relatively innocuous. Yes, it can be argued to the opposite. But, how has that argument worked out? Keeping it illegal has kept the weed underground and its commerce mainly in the hands of criminals.
    How’s that War on Drugs thing working out, anyway? ? ?? It isn’t, and it never will. Even after billions of dollars spent fighting this war, what is there to show for it?

  4. Shared Sacrifice on May 12, 2012 at 2:20 am

    If that’s not bad enough, the feds also raided “Oaksterdam University”-? America’s first cannabis college,? located in Oakland CA, and training those who aspire to careers in “the budding cannabis job market”. :?? http://www.oaksterdamuniversity.com/

  5. yeah on May 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    this is the kind of crap that happens when legislators pander to certain constituents and to hell with other constituents.
    can someone just go back in time and shoot woodrow wilson in about 1905?? that’d clear up a lot of our mess, probably get rid of the midnight vote precedent, not to mention plenty others.


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