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washington state medical marijuana raidsFederal agents raided several medical cannabis dispensaries Wednesday, in Washington State, successfully stopping all marijuana use and cannabis commerce in its tracks.  The use of SWAT units and federal agents was the most efficient use of tax payer dollars possible and United States citizens across Washington, and the country, rejoiced after hearing the news that federal law enforcement officers were spending time and resources raiding dispensaries across a state that legalized medical cannabis in 1998 and an ounce of cannabis for all adults last November.  Now that cannabis use has been stopped cold in Washington State, a vast majority of Americans are clamoring for similar tactics in their states as they realize that this is the best use of tax payer dollars and law enforcement resources possible.

Sarcasm now aside, I was both dumbfounded after learning that federal agents were raiding medical cannabis dispensaries across Washington on Wednesday.  What exactly are the agents trying to achieve?  Washington has a long history of progressive cannabis laws, culminating with voters legalizing an ounce of marijuana for all adults and the establishment of licensed retail outlets last November with about as many votes as President Obama received from state residents in his successful re-election bid.  Do the federal agents in charge of these raids think that the dispensary owners can’t get any more cannabis?  Do DEA officials think that Washington medical cannabis patients won’t be able to acquire any more medicine?  Are there no more meth labs in Washington?  Trying to scare would-be retail outlets from licensing with the state? Are they just trying to justify their budgets?

At a time of unprecedented support for an end to cannabis prohibition, I am at a loss to explain the rationale behind these raids.  What kind of government official orders heavily-armed SWAT units to terrorize nonviolent medical cannabis providers in a state that has just legalized cannabis for all adults?  Prohibitionists trying to win the War on Cannabis at this time, especially by raiding dispensaries in Washington, is like trying to win the Vietnam War, the Iraq War and the Confederacy winning the Civil War all at once.

I can only feel sympathy for the citizens terrorized and the patients who may have to go without medicine while at the same time actually feeling more confident that we are winning the war being waged against us.  Such an incomprehensible act can only be accomplished by someone desperate and the prohibitionists must be desperate after witnessing cannabis law reforms take hold across the country.  While I am saddened by the destruction caused by these recent raids, I am emboldened to help continue this fight as these actions are simply the final death throes of the prohibitionists as they know that the end of cannabis prohibition is near.

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Anthony Johnson is the director of New Approach Oregon, the PAC responsible for Measure 91, that ended cannabis prohibition for all Oregon adults in 2014. In addition to helping organize the International Cannabis Business Conference & the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference, he also serves as a Board Member of the National Cannabis Coalition, working to legalize cannabis across the country and Show-Me Cannabis Regulation, an organization specifically working to end cannabis prohibition in Missouri. As President of the University of Missouri Law School ACLU Chapter, Anthony co-authored the measures that legalized medical cannabis possession and decriminalized personal possession for all adults within the city limits of Columbia, Missouri, in 2004. Following law school, Anthony practiced criminal defense for two years before working full time in the political field to help improve and protect civil liberties. You can follow Anthony on Twitter and also friend him on Facebook by following the links below as he posts mostly about civil liberties and politics with dashes of sports, music, movies and whatnot.

132 Comments

  1. The Feds didn’t stop shit …..They shut down 4 stores that they had already shut down a couple years earlier.
    The only reason these 4 stores were targeted and shut down was because of money laundering and ties to the cartel

  2. Peripheral neuropathy sucks :( I have it in both legs and one arm. MM and Neurontin make my pain bearable. Plus, I have a fucked up back and neck from a car accident. MM has helped more in the long term than opiates (which I can no longer take.)

  3. I have asthma, as it’s amazing how much better I breath– Not to mention my pain level going down on my other ailments.

  4. We The People on

    It makes me sick to see how the federal government tries to control our lives with lies and bullshit. Who are they to tell us what is or isn’t good for us or the state we live in? Congratulations to Colorado, Washington, and every other state who are finally standing up and letting the people decide. It’s we the people not we the committee!

  5. Austin Von Zweigart on

    This nigga just pulled out the word “rebuke” pshhh like gtfo this isn’t AP Lang&Comp

  6. research it jerry before talkin out ur neck u are as stupid as the past 80 years of propoganada we have been subject to by our hypocritical and paid off government officials from 1937 to 1940 after canna bis made illegal 10,000 doctors were arrested for prescribing mari juana to their patients why was this BECAUSE THEY RATHER RISK BEING ARRESTED FOR PRESCRIBING A HERB THAT GOOD FOR U AND NOT A HARMFUL MAN MADE NARCOTIC DRUG

  7. look up phoenix tears for cancer treatments thc oil also kills and stops cancer cell growth also cancer tutor dot com another good site

  8. FEDS WTF U say marij uana has no medical benefits and is a structure 1 drug u even have industrial hemp as a structure 1 drug WHY it doesnt have no drug or thc in it to get u high????? also wasting my tax dollars raiding dispensaries in Washington state is hypocritical as hell medical mari juana is legal in washington d.c. so why arent the DEA raiding dispensaries and growers in washington d.c.??????????? Police ur own back yard before going all the way across the USA to raid dispensaries where the will of the people majority rules in a democratic nation (I think we r still a democracy) has made it legal just like Washington D.C. step up to the plate Mr. President and use ur executive power making medical mari juana legal and change it to a schedule 2 or 3 drug let the states police their own backyards

  9. Steve Rusakiewicz on

    Oh, and check out the Canadian Medical Journal 2009 study on how cannabis smokers are NOT at any increased risk of developing respiratory disease, or check out the many scholarly articles on “THC neurogenesis”, then try to tell us how cannabis causes brain damage. Simpleton.

  10. question, actually two. did your dog bite you? did your mate shit in your cheerios? have a delusional day…..

  11. like i cant even read your dumbass comments without wanting to break your nose because its just SO FUCKING RETARDED, get a life, cuz clearly youre a loner who just wants to act like he knows shit when clearly youre just another ignorant fuck with no actual experience or REAL PERSONAL research, talk to me after youve tested your own brain. I have been enlightened. you just got fucked by god and he made you a dumb cunt :) but its okay, smoke weed and maybe people might get passed your stupidity….. or not….actually probably not cuz youll probably “get cancer and die from weed or overdose” LMAO get it??? cuz its not possible?! hahaha oh im so funny

  12. you just told us to use wikipedia as a reliable source, leave now before your computer explodes due to the mass stupidity of the sentences you keep typing

  13. I believe you need to be more opened minded, I travel all over the world treating many health problems, and in my travels i have seen many many more unacceptable drugs, mostly in poverty stricken areas, further more, believe or not the drugs in those areas are mostly introduced by the government to keep order. When i was on active duty in the US Marines corp. i seen more drugs brought into the USA by Government hands then i have seen anywhere else. I now live in northern California so i see alot of Marijuana. I also have personally seen medicinal affects in many cases, from severe P.T.S. to mild cases of depression, plus many more aliments. Please note that I believe that it is not ok for children to use marijuana. But i have seen the positive medical uses. T.H.C. may be the main chemical that effects the brain to give the “high” feeling but mind you that C.B.T. is a proven medical factor. The main reason Marijuana is illegal was because of the Dupont company and the introduction of nylon products. I feel sorry for you sir , rehab has left you angry, you blame the for marijuana YOUR LACK OF WILL POWER all you keep doing is repeating the same ill spouted statements, I UNDERSTAND you answer to god, have you ever had to hold a child in your hands after being mutilated by military weapon, no? were was your god then ? as the child choked on his own blood and asking “why me” ” Im a good boy” were was your god then? God is for the weak mind and its the oldest way to control people.make them behave before death to get a better place after death sounds like greed to me!!! have a nice day.

  14. some really bad ass ppl need to pull to gather and raid their asses and be abusive and scare them the way they do in raids and give them a big taste of what the do to other ppl for no damn reason!!!

  15. Seems to me, this Jerry Atrics is either a bot or a horrible, horrible troll. You get a few extra words in the posts and then just a repeat of what was already said.

  16. nevergofullretard on

    Great study there. Of course they don’t mention the dosages. Better you dollars to donuts, they injected soluble THC intravenously to the mice at levels 100x greater than would be possible to ingest, by weight, by a human. Carry on the good (sic.) fight.

  17. Doctor suggested I use it during cancer treatment, I waited till after I was in bad shape and over the majority of treatment to try it. My advice I should have used it during before and after cancer treatment. The powers that be are just so strong that even if it helps going off of it to work is a must. FEDs need to stop this as the pills kill more patients then one harmless herb.

  18. This is largely unsubstantiated by research. There is no evidence of it causing brain inflammation. It can cause acute (meaning short lived, not in any way permanent) psychotic episodes/paranoia, but nothing chronic (permanent, occuring after cessation of marijuana smoking). It doesn’t cause bipolar disorder on any scale, and the depression/suicidal tendencies are limited to the 10% of users that will at some point experience dependence/withdrawal. It does not reduce sperm count. It has not been demonstrated to cause cancer. It has only been linked to moderate IQ decreases in users smoking heavily from adolescence and only in memory loss for those currently smoking.

    You really need to do some more research.

  19. Compare the reserved sanctimony of your reply here to the one which concluded (ever so cleverly) with “IN YOUR FACE!” Do you see what I mean about your varied tone indicating a mood disorder? You should be thumping a bottle of anti-psychotics, not a bible, Jerry. Or perhaps you were drunk when you made that other comment? Do you often seek comfort from Jack Daniels before exploring the blogosphere, Jerry?

  20. Jerry Atrics on

    Too bad you spend all your time growing marijuana and selling it. And worrying and smoking it. Don’t have time for reality.

    No, no, no.
    Your statement clearly indicates you think that you know me.You angry potheads live in fear of
    punishment and judgement, outlawed and marginalized by society. I was
    like you once, until my life changed for the better. Just try quitting
    weed for a while, like 6 months.See what happens. I am not against pot
    altogether, surely God created it. However, it is highly addictive no
    matter what you say. Too much is bad. If you deny that you are in denial and I’m not
    talking to you as you are irrational.

    My concern is the potency of weed available and that kids are smoking
    it. It stunts your emotional growth when used regularly. Sites like
    this that are dedicated to promoting marijuana are troubling as they are
    clearly one-sided and fanatical. It’s like anything else-pot is okay in
    moderation, like sex, the internet, gambling or food. But too much-
    fanaticism, can be harmful, distracting and interfering.
    You angry haters need to “check yourselves before you wreck yourselves”.
    BTW cannabis doesn’t have any miraculous healing powers as you claim. What an IMP you are for spouting such foolish lore!

  21. Jerry Atrics on

    The Lord rebuke you, truly, for trying to silence me. You sad oppressor and hippocrite. Want to deny my other constitutional rights too?

  22. Jerry Atrics on

    No, no, no and no. Your false diagnosis clearly indicates you think that you know me and you don’t take mental health issues seriously. I am not the person here who needs to have my inner ear checked. You angry potheads live in fear of punishment and judgement, outlawed and marginalized by society. I was like you once, until my life changed for the better. Just try quitting weed for a while, like 6 months.See what happens. I am not against pot altogether, surely God created it. However, it is highly addictive no matter what you say. If you deny that you are in denial and I’m not talking to you as you are irrational.

    My concern is the potency of weed available and that kids are smoking it. It stunts your emotional growth when used regularly. Sites like this that are dedicated to promoting marijuana are troubling as they are clearly one-sided and fanatical. It’s like anything else-pot is okay in moderation, like sex, the internet, gambling or food. But too much- fanaticism, can be harmful, distracting and interfering.
    You angry haters need to “check yourselves before you wreck yourselves”.
    BTW cannabis doesn’t have any miraculous healing powers as you claim. What an IMP you are for spouting such foolish lore!

  23. Are you fucking kidding me…Wikipedia are you fucking kidding me ….you me or joe from down the street could have wrote that…check the validity of all its sources bet they say different on their actual websites …Harvard ..the cancer institute …new England journal of medicine …..OPRAH have all published medical benifits of marijuana it improves over all body function ….I mysef lost 80 lblast year because I suffer from the side effects of a drug called darvocet a pill the FDA should have pulled many years ago according to the world but didn’t now because of michigans laws I can’t touch a single penny of the multi billion dollar federal settlement that every where else in our country did …WHY you may ask…the pharma companies do much of their work in michigan a big suit in michigan could cripple them so engler protected them back in the 80s…….WOW WHAT AN IGNORANT IGNORANT person you are I use the plant to eat and for pain others use it for other things like blood pressure lowering…stress…spasms and pretty much the opposite of your precious WIKAPEDIA …which sounds written by the pharma ….go read the known side effects of the pills you take from your doctor …marijuana has never killed anyone or had lasting side effects…go read some REAL research instead of something written by some guy in his basement

  24. Kevin Roelofs on

    You are a special kind of ignorant huh? So how can a molecule that is responsible for Neural PROTECTION, be the cause of Psychosis? When you read theses “Studies” you boast about…keep in mind, even science is susceptible to greed. Big money can make things “happen”. Dont be so naive, Cannabis threatens the medical industry PERIOD. Dont go full retard.

  25. Really????????your an ignorant asshole ya I said it….what do you work for the narcotics agency??????? Do some research….I suggest the book on this website it comes with a 100000 garuntee …if you prove anything. Wrong they will pay you ..cuz you can’t …www.jackherer.com The book is called the emperor wears no clothes….it treats asthma when smoked …seriously the proof is out there…brain swelling???? In a European study on a large fatal diagnosed brain tumor thc from cannabis sativa is injected in the tumor causing it and only it to be not only shrank but ultimately disappear…do some research our government holds medical patents on marijuana for many things…don’t be an idiot

  26. Can laughter cure (many types and forms of) cancer and illnesses…..NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Marijuana, Cannabis, and Hemp are (ALL) NATURAL…JUST LIKE LAUGHTER…(what a coincidence). God gave every seed-bearing plant as food for us humans….this is coming from a Catholic(many Catholics are still asleep in when it comes to (views on/about) marijuana)

  27. My goodness! See what I mean about the tone of your comments, Jerry? Seek help, soon. Or rather, just stay where you are. Best not to risk public safety with you behind the wheel. Best not to risk you speaking to anyone, either. Yes. Stay put. If you’re missed, I’m sure the proper authorities will find you — eventually.

  28. Jerry Atrics on

    Jesus? Great!

    Just don’t be slave to the weed…it grows natural you know, at much lower potency than the “medical” profit mongers and dealers sell.

    Anything in moderation is fine. God created it, that’s for sure. But it’s addictive and harmful when used excessively (every day).

  29. Jerry Atrics on

    No, check out wikipedia “long-term effects of cannabis”. It only
    cites 159 scientific sources such as Stanford, the British Lung
    Foundation, National Academy of Sciences and dozens of scholarly
    journals from non-profit or government sponsored institutions from ALL
    OVER THE WORLD. But they’re all wrong, right?

    Sarcastic bitches, you piss me off.

  30. Yes! Your are correct Robert! If Jerry Azzhat has an addiction to weed, then he already has a mental disorder…most commonly know as “inability to cope with life so looking for and excuse to escape”!! And the reason, for someone of his “aptitude”, to refer to this as a gateway drug, only means that his messed up life was not helped by the healing power of cannabis, so HE turned it into a gateway drug by searching and taking something much more dangerous in order to escape HIS miserable life!! To be nice, I suggest HE goes suck an egg!!

  31. Jerry Atrics on

    No, check out wikipedia “long-term effects of cannabis”. It only
    cites 159 scientific sources such as Stanford, the British Lung
    Foundation, National Academy of Sciences and dozens of scholarly
    journals from non-profit or government sponsored institutions from ALL
    OVER THE WORLD. But they’re all wrong, right?

    Sarcastic bitches, you piss me off.

    IN YOUR FACE!

  32. Jerry Atrics on

    You know what they say they, laughter is the best medicine. Too bad you’re so stoned that’s why your laughing. When the shit hits the fan, we’ll see who has the last laugh. Stoners like you that give pot to kids (I know several) are the worst scum on earth.
    I had to see several medical professionals growing up and into early adulthood because I was using but there was never any diagnosis. NEVER EVER. YOU FUCKING FAGGOT. Trying to accuse me. You are so far gone into denial I am wasting my time on you piece of shit. But maybe someone will read this and see what a smart ass you are and how hopelessly wrong most everyone on “weedblog” is.

    BTW check out wikipedia “long-term effects of cannabis”. It only cites 159 scientific sources such as Stanford, the British Lung Foundation, National Academy of Sciences and dozens of scholarly journals from non-profit or government sponsored institutions from ALL OVER THE WORLD. But they’re all wrong, right?

    Sarcastic bitches, you piss me off.

    IN YOUR FACE!

  33. Just to let you know even if it were true whitch it is not I have neraupathy in both of my feet feel like i am standing on hot coals.I WILL SMOKE IT ANYWAY IT IS THE ONLY THING THAT STOP THE PAIN. THE PAIN IS CONSTANT EVERY SEC EVERY MIN EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY AROUND THE CLOCK.I HAVE BEEN ON EVERY PAIN KILLER KNOWN TO MAN.BUT OPITES HAVE TO MANY SIDE AFFECTS AND MAKE ME UNABLE TO LIVE MY LIFE NORMALLY.I WAS AT THE POINT TO WHERE IT WAS SO BAD I WAS GOING TO TAKE MY ON LIFE AND YES IT WOULD BE MY CHOICE I JUST THANK GOD THAT POT GIVES ME THE PAIN RELIFE I NEED SO I CAN ENJOY MYGRAND CHILDREN. I AM 62 YEARS OLD AND WHILE I STILL HAVE TIME IN LIFE AT LEAST I CAN HAVE IT PAIN FREE WITH POT.

  34. Hahah. Sure thing, Jerry. You do know polluting the gene pool is a discrete action — you have a child — so it’s hard to *stop* doing it. That’s something those of us who weren’t, how should I put this, confined to the kiddie-gene-pool. You can stop continuous action, like driving. Maybe you could argue a person should stop “having kids” although I’d argue there wouldn’t be so many little terrors if the act, itself was less discrete.
    But you probably don’t understand discrete vs continuous. You probably think I’ve misspelled “discreet” over and over. LOL. But anyway…
    I won’t get into the redundancy of calling anyone a “dependent addict” — for all I know, you get cash out of the “ATM machine,” as well.
    The important thing I wish to discuss is your obvious mood disorder. Just look at your comments — just on this article. The tone of them changes from hour to hour, suggesting you’re not exactly STABLE. Perhaps you should consult a mental healthcare professional. When they offer you medication, don’t fly off the handle about them trying to make you into a “dependent addict” — LOL.
    Besides. I think you can tell from my tone that my mood doesn’t need regulation like *some* folks I *could* mention. Very few cannabis users are “dependent addicts” simply because they choose bud over beer. That would imply all beer consumers are alcoholics. So unless your sampling experience is strictly NASCAR, you should use a different phrase other than “dependent addicts” — still laughing over that one.

  35. weed lover for 40 on

    I have been smoking for over 40 years,and i still love weed.I am sick and tired of all these ignorant assholes that say all this bullshit about weed.My brain is fine.Im not a junkie.Its not a gateway drug.This Corrupt government is made of greedy criminals who will only uphold the will of the people,if they get their pockets lined with the other green stuff.Not the smoking kind.This country is a mess.and its not from smoking weed.Its because of the greedy fucking pieces of shit that we put in office.Weed be better off with a bunch of potheads running this country.Good luck getting anything meaningful from this government……………….

  36. Lords trumpet on

    you made it through college and then judge others for using a substance that Jesus made clean. it is a food by our own non political FDA lol.. Jesus will have mercy not sacrifice. also, pot smokers gave us the PC. how many did you make. have you ever heard of Mason Tevert. the #1 killer of American woman is pill over dose

  37. I can’t take opiates (really bad itching) Nothing left except for medical marijuana. I would have killed myself if it wasn’t for the MM. Now I can live life in a lot less pain…

  38. You do realize that everything you posted is a complete and utter fabrication. Or would you prefer I called you a liar?

    Just one. Researcher Donald Tashkin – noted for his anti-marijuana positions – has come out to say that marijuana does not harm lung functions even when smoked. And it may prove useful as an anti-cancer agent for the lungs.

    And that is just one point.

  39. Jerry Atrics on

    No rage, only gratitude and a desire to save children and young men and women from the fate I suffered for so many years. Stop polluting the gene pool please and only smoke in the darkness of your closet until you can come to grips with reality – you’re a dependent addict.

  40. Jerry Atrics on

    Santa or SATAN? In addition to brain inflammation, smoking cannabis at least
    once a day has also been scientifically linked to an increased risk of
    schizophrenia and lower IQ. Marijuana is widely considered a gateway drug, and
    has been known to induce acute psychosis, chronic psychosis depressive
    disorder, bipolar disorder, paranoia, suicidal tendencies, memory impairment,
    reproductive impairment, cancer risk, respiratory disorders (when smoked) and
    other behavioral issues.

  41. Jerry Atrics on

    Rather they all get locked up? In addition to brain inflammation, smoking cannabis at least
    once a day has also been scientifically linked to an increased risk of
    schizophrenia and lower IQ. Marijuana is widely considered a gateway drug, and
    has been known to induce acute psychosis, chronic psychosis depressive
    disorder, bipolar disorder, paranoia, suicidal tendencies, memory impairment,
    reproductive impairment, cancer risk, respiratory disorders (when smoked) and
    other behavioral issues.

  42. Jerry Atrics on

    In addition to neural inflammation, smoking cannabis at least
    once a day has also been scientifically linked to an increased risk of
    schizophrenia and lower IQ. Marijuana is widely considered a gateway drug, and
    has been known to induce acute psychosis, chronic psychosis depressive
    disorder, bipolar disorder, paranoia, suicidal tendencies, memory impairment,
    reproductive impairment, cancer risk, respiratory disorders (when smoked) and
    other behavioral issues. :( SHAME on you alias featherknife. You are a disgrace. No way are you going to earn your own salvation. Repent!

  43. Jerry Atrics on

    In addition to brain inflammation, smoking cannabis at least
    once a day has also been scientifically linked to an increased risk of
    schizophrenia and lower IQ. Marijuana is widely considered a gateway drug, and
    has been known to induce acute psychosis, chronic psychosis depressive
    disorder, bipolar disorder, paranoia, suicidal tendencies, memory impairment,
    reproductive impairment, cancer risk, respiratory disorders (when smoked) and
    other behavioral issues.

  44. The feds can’t allow marijuana to become legal, with 85% of drug arrests for marijuana, you can’t legalize it and run a drug war on the remaining 15% who use method and cocaine.

    Jay Fleming
    Speaker
    Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

  45. The feds can’t allow marijuana to become legal, with 85% of drug arrests for marijuana, you can’t legalize it and run a drug war on the remaining 15% who use method and cocaine.

    Jay Fleming
    Speaker
    Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

  46. Has anyone thought that maybe that suing the local or state law enforcement agencies for violation of state laws might be a way to slow down the feds from these raids? They are using state agencies in enforcement of federal laws? Costing state tax dollars? Chew on that brownie for a while!!!

  47. Has anyone thought that maybe that suing the local or state law enforcement agencies for violation of state laws might be a way to slow down the feds from these raids? They are using state agencies in enforcement of federal laws? Costing state tax dollars? Chew on that brownie for a while!!!

  48. It’s fair to complain that Obama is arrogant, calculating, political and far too moderate for many progressives. You could also accurately claim he is a bloodthirsty SOB, after what he has done in Afghanistan. But really, calling him dumb is silly.

  49. RealityAlwaysBites on

    Odumba the empty headed clown only does as he is told.

    I prefer to call the loser “Bush with a Tan” its more accurate.

  50. RealityAlwaysBites on

    Wow are you capable of even the tiniest amounts of logic?? try look jury nullification up and get somewhat educated before you prove what a complete drooling idiot you are again.

  51. RealityAlwaysBites on

    Once you mention your imaginary mental defect friend you lose all credibility.

    Santa told me pot was good for me…. so there! my imaginary friend is more endowed than yours.

  52. RealityAlwaysBites on

    god…. you mean your imaginary brain defect friend?

    Please keep your drooling insanity off the public boards you are beyond an embarrassment to all of mankind.

  53. RealityAlwaysBites on

    DEA = Death Enthusiastically Administered…. they are nothing but a large group of psychopaths and traitors paid to wage war on fellow citizens.

  54. RealityAlwaysBites on

    SWAT = Sociopathic Wankers Acting Tactical

    Only traitors and psycho’s can destroy lives over a plant.

  55. Your a fool, all your information is false. I guess all the scientific studies done by um scientist and doctors affirming that Marijuana is not dangerous, is not a gate way drug, and is a medicine in your eyes is false. I guess because I dunno your a fool. Your either a fool or on some big pharma or DEA pay roll and your job is to spread disinformation. The days of listening to the lies of government and big business is over. We know now collectively as many of us already knew. Its a medicine and its only illegal because big pharma wants you to take theirs pills instead of smoking a joint. Jerry take your bullshit somewhere else. I have smoked pot for years and will continue to do so. Why because its my right as a human to make that decision for myself. I am a college grad, hold down a full time job, and smoke pot daily. Jerry go fuck yourself.

  56. haha this guy is off his tits looks like he should have kept using medicine that may of saved his ruined brain

  57. Jerry, so you are Irish? SO WHAT?? I AM 1/2 Irish… 1/2 Cherokee and I am not dysfunctional like you.

  58. Thank You Likewise sentiment here. Free Country my Ass! As a country, we have only become a bunch of mindless robots who believe what we are programmed to believe and i for one am NOT playing

  59. “Rational” is probably the wrong word to describe the tactic behind the raids. It looks to me as if they’re forcing the issue, which the Obama administration has been ducking the past six months or so. It’s a sort of “back us or sack us” strategy, so what happens next is critical.

  60. There’s someone who lives in a big White House that could stop this nonsense right now, but that doesn’t seem to be happening. Instead, it seems to be getting worse. A dawn “raid” on legal dispensaries by riot-gear-clad DEA agents in Washington state? Should I have voted for Romney?!

  61. Jerry, I didn’t realize the DEA employed mentally disabled persons in their disinformation department! Congratulations!

  62. Jerry, I have some bad news for you, you have a serious ego problem and have concluded that the best way to deal with is by ridiculing other people about virtually everything they do that isn’t in lock step with your beliefs. Sad, sad, sad, yet you continue insisting that it’s “everyone else” with the problem. If you have a mirror, take a look into it and ask yourself if you like what you see. And be real honest, try to ditch your prejudices for a minute and see the current you. If you see something other than an angry, guilt-ridden person staring back at you, then you really have a perception problem.

    Lots of luck to you Jerry, you’re gonna need it.

  63. oh yea, crawl back in your hole, light-weight…hahahaha
    i needed a laugh this morning, especially after learning one of the greats died….JJ Cale

  64. IMO, I’d say that this is the DEA going into panic mode. It’s a fact that the MMJ is becoming a reality and the powers that be want to TRY and scare anyone who may be thinking of decriminalization. It’s only scare tactics to intimidate other states. I think pharma is messing their pants, and that the DEA want to grab some headlines and maybe make a few bucks. Screw’em, I hope their all in the unemployment line, the sooner, the better……..

  65. Negative Nancy on

    I knew a few folks who were forced into court-ordered rehab for their ‘pot problem’. They got busted (usually for something petty), then as a part of their plea agreement HAD to go to rehab. It was all just a big, expensive joke…on the taxpayers.

  66. featherknife on

    I am a retired R.N. who spent 5 years in a well known chemical dependency treatment center as a detox nurse. We treated alcoholics, people who abused prescription pills, heroin, meth, and everything else you can think of. How many people did we see for pot addiction? Zero. None. Not even one phone call to find out if there was any treatment for that. You know why? Because it’s really not a serious problem. I did see people die from alcohol and heroin. I did see families destroyed and lives thrown away because of truly harmful substances. But not one patient who had a marijuana problem. Strange huh? Why you think that is Jerry? Too much reality for ya? Do I fear Gods judgement? No. I delivered some babies, saved some lives, helped people with problems that were out of control, and kick started a few hearts since I was certified in advanced cardiac life support. All while smoking pot in the evenings. Is marijuana a gateway drug? Yup! A gateway to a more relaxed, balanced life. And I swear, you seem a LOT more insane than I do.

  67. Robert Dewayne King on

    If you were “addicted to weed” then you have a real problem as you are in a VERY small minority of people who can be addicted to anything !
    Just like those poor souls who display the mental illness they suffer from more openly when stoned than when straight !
    And for the record , If it wasnt for us crazy fucks it would be a very dull world !

  68. Robert Dewayne King on

    Before you start calling folks names Jerry Atrics , you might try familiarizing your self on the subject you choose to comment on !
    Jury nullification is a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT ! But the courts are adamant that we should be kept ignorant of that right and will discharge any prospective juror who admits being aware of that right !

  69. So who was the head cheese for these raids? The top guy??? In any case what a great use of resources. Why spend time going after Meth labs when these law abiding families running dispensaries can be rounded up? It’ll finally be good to wash the criminal stain from the patients in this state that are currently recommended to use it for their benefit.
    It sure seems that this borders on insanity.

  70. This is the DEA trying to save their jobs and feel important. The entire DEA should be dismantled – If this is what they do (all they do), then they are no longer needed and they know it. Holder and Nobama and the entire administration should pray they never need this natural medicine for them or any family members. Go ahead, get drunk and laugh you hypocrates! Jerry Atrics, you need a reality check – God put this plant here. It is an inalienable right of ours to have it and to grow it. DEA – How do you aholes sleep at night? You don’t think your kids and grandkids laugh at you? Think again. You too can grow, visit weedsthatplease com and start yourself.

  71. You have to identify a specific juror or jury — with names — for a jury tampering charge to be filed — you moron. o_O

  72. Read your TOS agreement, Jerry. Should we set a stop watch to see how long before you’re banned? LOLOL.
    All that rage, Jerry — think hard. Did you feel it when you were smoking the Devil’s weed? No, I didn’t think so. In fact, can you recall ever feeling bad, in any way, other than being *told* how bad it was for you? No, I didn’t think so.

  73. Lawenforcement is so worried about the wellfair of americans when it comes to pot but why isnt Alcohol illegal considering it kills more people than aids cancer and most diseases combine.

  74. astroturf-wannabe on

    is this the number of the automated comment your astroturfing program was supposed to post?

    better get that fixed . dont want people thinking they are arguing with a chatbot.

  75. Why would I lie to people that I smoke? My boss and co-workers all smoke together all the time. my parents know, my friends know, who cares? I don’t need to smoke weed to sleep it’s just fun to play video games for an hour , write in my journal for 30 minutes, enjoy some tea, set up for tommorows work and go to bed. otherwise it takes me like twice as long to clean up the house and get my writing done : ) I’m not going to smoke when I need to get work done or BE AT WORK that would be dumb.

    I don’t know maybe working at Arenanet is different from your experiences. I make 40 grand a year and spend 120$ on weed a month, whatever. And how is it not natural? Also weed has been used for mediation since forever…. the constitution of the US is written on hemp.

    I don’t think you were anything like me, how much did you smoke? an ounce a week? An ounce last me 2-3 months, don’t put me in your category, I’m sorry you were unable to control your use during collage. I personally didn’t smoke in collage, only afterwards.

  76. And i would like to know to what lawenforcement thinks about fighting a losing battle cause for every plant u seize theres hundreds more to take its place so goodluck with that.

  77. To answer your ? dumb@ss about a natural sleep aid its called pot. How much more natural can u get so fu*k you jerry.

  78. Jerry Atrics on

    I’m not in denial like you but I used to be. I don’t get drunk, either.
    although I have do have Irish blood.

    THC, one of the dozens of psychoactive substances in weed (most haven’t been studied) has been studied. stored in fat cells it re-circulates through your body for up to 12 months. So every morning when you wake up, it’s still in your system. and all day. you might feel sober, but don’t fight it, you’re not. you probably have to lie to people you know about your use. Users do deserve treatment over jail, but dealers, profiteering by charging street prices, deserve time.

    Have you ever tried natural sleep aids? Do your responsibilities to friends, family and life in general vanish after dark? What about your spiritual life. Can you pray when you’re baked?

    In all honesty, I pity u. Pot dulls your senses.

    I used to be like you, but after I graduated college I had a wake up call.

  79. you’re right, thank goodness most people only smoke like once a week, or me, I only smoke after 8pm to help me fall asleep. I’m not going to go insane lol and I use a vape so no bad side effects from any smoke.

    Did you know drinking beer every day all day will give you cancer and kill you; make you stupid kill brain cells? Whats your point? Are you that upset that you couldn’t enjoy pot while holding down a real job and not ruining your life?

    Also why do you think chronic users should be thrown in jail, if it’s such a health issue should they not be sent to recovery programs instead of jail? you know like when you get caught drunk at 1am in the street.

  80. Jerry Atrics on

    It’s worth every penny to lock up crazies like you.
    Fu@k you. Truly, Fu@k you. As a recovering marijuana addict, I know your kind. Growing up in N. Cal I know all about you fu@kin’ neo-hippies.

    Do you fear God’s judgment? Did you know that chronic marijuana use induces psychosis? Do the research. Or Go INSANE! DE

  81. Robert Dewayne King on

    And start NOW with a “jury nullification education” campaign wherever the jury pool is coming from (state wide if possible)

  82. like Choom says, no plea deal! get a trial by jury. I don’t know how they’d find a jury in Washington that would convict…

  83. Christine Small on

    That was an unbelievable waste of tax payers monies. I guess they can make easier “busts” when they know exactly where the “criminals” are! Our government at it’s best……NOT……

  84. green farmer on

    Bayside employee Addy Norton said agents seized personal cell phones of dispensary workers and pot, but left computers and about $1,000 in cash. Agents told her the raid was part of a two-year investigation, and she said she was ordered to appear before a federal grand jury in Seattle in September. the fact they left computers says they don’t have much of a case

  85. Please go to jury trial. I can’t wait to see this laughed out of court.
    This could be a jury nullification wet dream.
    I just have to laugh at the DEA at this point in time. I’m dumbfounded as to why they didn’t use tanks and helicopters. LOL

  86. Yeah good job feds. Taking away thousands of peoples medicine that some cant live without. Fucking pigs. This is sad.

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