Thursday, December 8, 2011

Prosecute Banksters, Not Medical Marijuana Dispensers

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Prosecute Banksters, Not Medical Marijuana Dispensers




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Rafael,

Federal prosecutors are focused on pot while ignoring high crimes.

While the number of Wall Street banksters prosecuted for the massive fraud that crashed the global economy remains at exactly zero, the U.S. Department of Justice has just raided scores of marijuana growers and dispensaries that, in some cases, are regarded by local officials as "law-abiding models."

California's attorney general and the governors of Washington and Rhode Island are pushing back, and so can we.

Tell the Justice Department to prosecute Wall Street fraudsters, not pot dispensers or growers.

Breaking yet another campaign promise, President Obama has allowed his Department of Justice to target regulated, tax-paying businesses in compliance with state law that ease the pain of medical patients.

By contrast, Obama’s Justice Department is protecting or ignoring:

  • The Wall Street thieves who brought down the real economy.
  • The war criminals, torturers, and warrantless spies who advertise their crimes on book tours.
  • The mayors and police forces violating our First Amendment rights and brutalizing us.

Tell the Justice Department and the White House to get their priorities straight.


And please forward this email far and wide.

In an era of federal budget-cutting, we can win this – and stop the feds from persecuting and prosecuting the medical marijuana community.

Thanks,
Aimee, David, Sarah and the RootsAction team

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Resources:

Medical Marijuana Industry Is Unnerved by U.S. Crackdown

Kamala Harris Defends Medical Marijuana: California Attorney General Asks Federal Government To Ease Enforcement


2 Governors Asking U.S. to Ease Rules on Marijuana to Allow for Its Medical Use

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