Obama’s Statement on Federal Medical Marijuana Busts

I was so overjoyed when I first heard about Obama’s statement regarding the prosecution of medical marijuana patients and caregivers that I started singing “Happy Days Are Here Again”. I was overjoyed that our Joints for Obama campaign had finally shown some results. As I understand it, the White House received over 10,000 joints.

When you read the newspapers, you heard that the federal government has changed its policy regarding busting medical marijuana suppliers who are staying within state regulations. That is exactly what we wanted, but the devil is in the details, and further down in the pronouncement he says that even though this is the federal government’s policy, if a DEA agent or prosecutor violates the policy, he says “no harm done’

Then, Obama makes a statement that defendants should not expect to be able to bring up the federal policy as their defense. So even though a supplier is following state policy and it is against federal policy to bust them, a federal agent can still bust them, the person can still be prosecuted, and cannot use federal policy as a defense. Thanks a lot! You better smoke some more joints President Obama, because you still haven’t gotten it right. It is not the heads that should be busted, it’s the feds who violate every moral principal when they bust the healers!

President Obama is the world’s biggest arms dealer. He is advocating expansion of the war in Afghanistan. He has overseen the biggest transfer of wealth from the middle class to the upper class with his $2 trillion bailout package of rich gamblers. He is pushing for continuation of the USA PATRIOT Act, and he wont even allow gardeners to grow herbs to heal the sick.

Maybe Lech Walesa, the Nobel laureate, former prime minister of Poland, and the labor union leader who stood up to the Soviet Union and helped bring it down, was right. The Nobel Prize may have been a bit premature. A peace prize to the world’s biggest arms dealer? A generalissimo who is in charge of bases in 80 lands with active wars going on in five: Iraq, Afghanistan, Columbia, Pakistan, and the Drug War fought here at home, and who is threatening other countries worldwide from North Korea to Venezuela to Cuba and Iran.

It is obvious. Obama smoked some bunk. He needs to smoke some really good stuff that will get him thinking about where he is at, where the country is at, and how he can actually help people besides his banker friends.

While the pundits may have some good prognostications about the health of this country, I see a different story when I walk down the street and see the stores for rent, I am sure you see that too. Serious analysts are predicting a real recovery years away that will be coupled with the restructuring of the world’s economy.

With all of these problems, my question is, why cant Obama do this simple thing, an executive order NO MORE BUSTS FOR MARIJAUNA, save the money for college scholarships instead.

Hey Prez, I know you read my blog. Just do it.



  1. Anonymous on

    thats what i’m saying…

    i think Ed or whoever told ed is stretching that number alot….

  2. Anonymous on

    How do you know he received that many joints?

  3. Anonymous on

    how come i can’t find any news storys about obama getting all this pot?

    this story needs more coverage if its true

  4. Lisa Boston on

    This was never changed,they just added more laws to it,that take away our more of our freedom of choice.It stipulates the fact that state laws can not override Federal law.If the DEA feels,under their discretion,that a Federal law is being broke on federal grounds,they can arrest and prosecute no matter what the state law is.It is a great example of our government and what they stand for and it’s not we the people.Ed keep fighting for what is right.I know I will until they get it right.Legalize cannabis and the world will fall apart,the sick will get well,and the politician go to hell.Sounds like a solution to world mess,don’t ya think?

  5. Presto Magnifico on

    Let’s all give Ed a hug! Then write your elected officials and tell them to Codify the ideas behind the memo! Here’s the e-mail I received from the MPP a few days ago:

    Following the enormous victory for medical marijuana patients and their caregivers on Monday, a strong MPP champion on Capitol Hill, Congressman Sam Farr (D-Calif.), plans to introduce an important bill in Congress next week.

    While the new Department of Justice policy creates a de facto protection for patients and caregivers who are “in clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state laws providing for the medical use of marijuana,” the Farr bill — which MPP staff helped write years ago — will codify this protection in law.

    It will also address another injustice: Currently, medical marijuana patients in the 13 states where medical marijuana is legal are barred from telling federal jurors that their use of marijuana was for medical purposes, even when state laws explicitly permit medical use. Congressman Farr’s Truth in Trials Act would guarantee defendants in federal medical marijuana cases the right to explain that their marijuana was for medical use. And more importantly, defendants could be found not guilty if the jury finds that they followed state medical marijuana laws.

    Will you please urge your member of Congress to co-sponsor this legislation? MPP’s online action system makes it easy: Just enter your contact information and we’ll do the rest.

    This is such an exciting time for our issue. Thank you for standing with us in the fight.

  6. Iowan activist on

    marijuana is about to be rescheduled in iowa thanks to the efforts of 20 year federal marijuana recipient george mcmahon, and legal expert and zion coptic priest carl olsen. Im very much surprised this case isnt covered more thoroughly by activist groups like cannabis culture or norml. Watch out everyone…iowa is setting a new, huge precedent in the legalization game. This decision will channge everything (and the case is won just not in writing yet).

  7. subcoolonline on

    I am glad I am not the only one that wasn’t that impressed with the news.
    Thanks Ed for putting into words what I was thinking.
    We won’t let up Grandpa Ganja!!

    Thanks for the great read


  8. Devil's Advocate on

    “With all of these problems, my question is, why cant Obama do this simple thing, an executive order NO MORE BUSTS FOR MARIJAUNA, save the money for college scholarships instead.”

    Republicans would sieze on that order as weak on crime,or worse condoning “drug abuse” and make it a rallying cry to every conservative voter in America. His support from every direction, dems, libs, progressive conservatives…all would dwindle out of fear of a public backlash. Keep in mind, old people vote more so than any other age group and they have been subjected to decades of Reefer Madness.

  9. Dan-o on

    Thank you Ed,for looking past the headline. Too many people in the cannabis community(including NORML) are singing the praises without really understanding what was said in the memo. I must admit that the president addressing this issue directly is a good thing, however much more was and IS needed.

  10. one12alpha on

    Thanks, Ed, for finally putting this “memo” in the light it deserves. I see so much praise and joy for a slap in the face.

    All the memo was, is a sugar coated statement of current policy.

    The medical marijuana community, in America, needs for marijuana to be rescheduled from schedule one. Then it will be recognized as medicine, and can be dealt with accordingly. Or, better yet, do away with the policy that assumes you don’t have the right to pursue happiness through chemical alteration.


  11. Anonymous on