Dispensary raids have been made in Montana and California by the Feds. One raid in California was at a grow licensed and registered by the local Sheriff’s Department.
Banks that deal with cannabis dispensaries have been warned (by the feds) of being sanctioned. Handling money from a cannabis business is illegal. The banks have shut down, and refused, accounts.
One business owner (California, again) has been handed a tax bill for two million dollars. I don’t know the details. Did the company really fudge or have they been caught in a catch 22?
United States’ Attorneys have been churning out warning letters to governors of states considering the licensing, registration and regulating of the dispensing of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Is that why Governor Gregoire vetoed 36 sections of a legislative bill that would have done exactly that? You know, out of fear of being indicted on a federal charge of distribution?
U.S. Attorneys have recently sent cease and desist letters to a number of dispensary owners, and/or their lease owners. If an individual knowingly leases a building for selling cannabis then that property is at risk of seizure and forfeiture.
And, you know what really pisses me off? Under the law, as it currently stands, they are 100% correct.
Yeah. That’s what I said.
That’s what pisses me off.
15 states (and good ol’ D.C.) have medical cannabis laws. Initiatives (and such) for some sort of cannabis law overhaul pop up from state to state faster than I can keep up. Does your local newspaper have a web presence? Look at the comments on the various cannabis stories. How many organizations are out there attempting cannabis reform? Anyone with any intelligence, any at all, can simply look out of their window and know that the people of this country want that reform.
And yet our elected Congress refuses to budge.
And the DEA refuses to pull cannabis from schedule I.
And people are getting hosed.
That pisses me off.
Please, please, take the time today to write someone a letter, will ya? Write, email, phone… whatever.
On another note;
An apparently organized black-market business got popped the other day. The raid was at 56 different addresses, all in Clark County Washington. reportedly 6,800 plants were seized. Pretty impressive, huh? Bummer for the medicinal cannabis patients.
I mean, if a person isn’t able to safely obtain their cannabis from a dispensary, where else are they going to get it?
Damned if ya do, damned if ya don’t…
Register to vote.