Obama Imprisons 80% More Medical Marijuana Growers Than Bush

Every month, medical marijuana growers are sent to federal prison despite having complied with state marijuana laws. And although in 2008 Obama promised to stop raids on medical marijuana growers, his Department of Justice has stepped them up.

"Obama is averaging 36 medical marijuana prosecutions a year, compared to 20 a year" under Bush, according to Reason.com, who base those numbers on a report published by pro-marijuana group NORML in June. "153 medical marijuana cases have been brought in the 4 ¼ years of the Obama administration, nearly as many as under the 8 years of the Bush administration (163)," according to NORML’s report.

Some of those sentenced suffered from serious medical conditions for which they were themselves using the drug. Montanan grower Richard Flor died in August 2012 while serving a 5-year prison sentence in federal prison, after suffering two heart attacks and renal and kidney failure, according to Montana’s Billings Gazette. Flor was using medical marijuana to treat conditions including depression, diabetes, and osteoporosis. He was a co-founder of Montana Cannabis, which provided marijuana for about 300 people with medical prescriptions for the drug. His attorneys argued that he had complied with all state laws.

– Read the entire article at Politix.

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  1. gstlab3 on

    you want the real victims? the american and world citizenry at large., and real crimes? look no further than the white house and capital hill will surely lead you to wall street.,

    The banksters., corporate raiding thieves and other evil men have conspired to own and enslave the whole of the Earth.

  2. Weed The People on

    of Imprisioning More People for a Simple Flower.
    Politicans work for US !! call one today and remind them that
    No Victim = No Crime

  3. foam on

    people that vote for Dems or Repugs are either mis-informed, stupid, or on the dole. My guess is most are stupid.

    Libertarians and Greens are each much better choices.

    The main powers delegated to the Prez is commander in chief and to conduct foreign policy.

  4. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    Up until recently the man, as in getting hassled by da man or sticking it to da man or being kept down by da man, was thought of as some racist old white guy in a powerful place, and you don’t get any higher than the White House, in the earthly sense.

    O’Bummer is now da man who is keeping us down by havin’ his minions hassle us and incarcerate us and dispossess cannabis consumers. You know, there is Field and there is House, and you are House, O’Bummer, definitely House, and you too good for us who toil in crappy dead-end jobs. It’s just like Animal Farm, you got into the highest office of power and you act just like da man, just like (fascist) pigs in the story.

    Why you gotta be like that? Did you forget where you came from, what your roots in Hawaii were like? It’s lookin’ like you are turning out to be a big mistake. Okay, you are better than Romney on cannabis at least in your talk, but that just means that Romney would have been an even bigger mistake than you are turning out to be. O’Bummer, you talked the talk, laughed off the cannabis questions or skirted them completely, but you ain’t walkin’ the walk.

    Who da man? You da man, but not in da good way.