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Reefer Madness in Obama's White House

Ethan Nadelman of Drug Policy Alliance calls a spade a 'f' - ing Shovel.

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Obama once had a reasonable outlook on medical marijuana.
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(MOLALLA, Ore.) - I am completely flummoxed by the complete u-turn made by our president regarding medical marijuana. Nadelman in the NY Times on 7 November points the artillery and fires, what's going on? In October 2009 he defended the use of medical marijuana and he promised his smoking public that he "would not use the justice department resources to override state laws on the issue". I can not imagine that being a flat-out lie but he surely has some answering to do.

On that basis, 16 states and Washington D.C. have legal medical marijuana but the DEA, Treasury Dept, IRS, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, have let their alcohol besotted hell hounds loose on unsuspecting legal growers and users of a highly safe medicine.

The United States attorneys also under the influence of 'ardent spirits' have joined in the egregious rapacious rampage against mostly sick, disabled medical patients with no mercy, putting them at the mercy of the Mexican drug black marketeers. They seem to be targeting anyone or any organization which might have a scintilla of interest in supplying medical marijuana to sick patients.

The concurrently federal statement that "as a Schedule one drug (Like heroin or cocaine) has no currently acceptable medical use in treatment in the United States". This is in the face of the federal marijuana "POT FARM" in Mississippi. The six or so federally permitted users of medical marijuana supplied by the federal government, the fact that the U.S. govt. owns the patent for the use of marijuana for cancer and the FDA approved use by prescription of Marinol or THC, the chief chemical in marijuana.

These are examples of Reefer Madness in the white house.

Marijuana is the safest medicine ever found and has NEVER KILLED ANYBODY. Contrast this with about 100,000 deaths per year, of safe federally approved medications.

Marijuana is the safest medicine ever found and has "never KILLED anybody". Contrast this with about 100,000 deaths per year of 'safe' federally approved medication.

Marijuana if taxed like alcohol and tobacco; its two main competitors, would erase every state's tax deficiency and most of that of the U.S. govt. Instead we send the money to the Mexican millionaire cartels.

Based on Obama's now ignored promise of 2009, millions of sick patients are using medical marijuana and it is a major industry in most states, legal or not, with several thousands grow sites and dispensaries.

OK Obama, let's hear it for Kona Gold and Maui Wowie, your old friends in Hawaii.


Dr. Phillip Leveque has degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and minors in physiology and biochemistry. He was a Professor of Pharmacology, employed by the University of London for 2 years, during which time he trained the first doctors in Tanzania. After training doctors, he became an Osteopathic Physician, as well as a Forensic Toxicologist.

Before any of that, Phil Leveque was a Combat Infantryman in the U.S. Army in WWII. He suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 60 years after the war, and specialized in treating Veterans with PTSD during his years as a doctor in Molalla, Oregon. Do you have a question, comment or story to share with Dr. Leveque?
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Muzzylu November 8, 2011 5:49 pm (Pacific time)

Medical marijuana, and all marijuana should be legal! It is helpful to people for pain reduction and other maladies, plus marijuana can be a much less harmful recreational drug than liquor, heroin, crack, and cocaine. Great book on medical marijuana: MARIJUANA - Guide to Buying, Growing, Harvesting, and Making Medical Marijuana Oil and Delicious Chocolates to Treat Pain and Ailments by Mary Bendis. This book has great recipe for marijuana oil and tasty, yummy chocolates!

Anonymous November 8, 2011 9:38 am (Pacific time)

Thanks for the article. I am afraid that corporations/bankers/etc run things, and they need marijuana to be illegal. Since they own D.C. and the media, ya might just wanna keep buying from the mexican drug cartels...its safer.

Tom HIllgardner November 8, 2011 9:35 am (Pacific time)

Cocaine is a Schedule II drug, which only heightens the stupidity that is federal policy towards the Cannabis plant.

AdvocateReason November 8, 2011 9:06 am (Pacific time)

I'm convinced the President and his administration are attempting to drum up support to get the federal government out of marijuana enforcement. The quickest way to drum up support against the federal government is a crackdown. Unfortunately the disenfranchisement of your average marijuana activist is at an all time high. With the "Tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol" petition to receiving more signatures than any other and yet going virtually ignored by this administration is extremely disheartening. However what I believe the message is: "If you want the federal government to stop enforcing marijuana law - change marijuana law." That's why we need to put pressure on our representatives to pass H.R. 2306 - The Ending Federal Prohibition of Marijuana Act of 2011. If your representatives don't support it ensure they know you won't be voting for them in the coming election. The best way I know how to contact your representatives is this site: "[Prohibition] attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes." - Abraham Lincoln Thanks to all that keep fighting the good fight.

cannabis prisoners November 8, 2011 6:39 am (Pacific time)

President Obama promise of "Hope" and "Change"

I respectfully suggest that you issue their full pardon to all cannabis prisoners

Mr. President Obama, I am hereby respectfully requesting that your exercise your executive privilege as President of the United States and that you grant full pardons, vindication and subsequent removal of their felony convictions of all cannabis prisoners


Ron Baker November 8, 2011 4:43 am (Pacific time)

Well said Doctor Leveque, your insight is something that needs to be heard by millions, thank you for so many years of continuing service.

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