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Medical Marijuana Rally Set Fot Tuesday In San Diego

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San Diego MarijuanaBy Steve Elliott of Toke of the Town

Attorney General Eric Holder has said he will no longer respect the rights of patients or the laws of California and is prosecuting medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives.

Activists with the California Cannabis Coalition are responding this Tuesday, October 18, with a rally to defend medicinal cannabis, from 12 noon until 2 p.m., in San Diego. The rally will begin at the Civic Center, 1200 Third Avenue, at noon and go from there to the Federal Building, 880 Front Street.

In San Diego, the local U.S. Attorney, Laura Duffy, has issued letters to every medical marijuana collective and their landlords ordering that they cease operation within 45 days, or federal officials will confiscate the buildings in which they reside.

San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith is coordinating and providing the feds with information for their planned assault on medical marijuana providers. He has also launched his own medical marijuana offensive, planning to sue every collective in the city.

“Help us defend the collectives and coops of San Diego!” said Craig Beresh of California Cannabis Coalition. “Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at noon at the Civic Center Plaza, where the city attorney’s office is located.

“We will have a rally; from there, we will march to the Federal Building, where Laura Duffy’s office is located, where we will have another rally,” Beresh explained.

To voice your protest, you can also call:

President Obama, 202-456-1111

Attorney General Eric Holder, 202-353-1555

U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy: 619-557-5610

San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith: 619-236-6220

Article From Toke of the Town and republished with special permission.

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  1. stonerz go home on

    thank goodness they closed that stoner rat trap on park Blvd. You retards think u can run an unregulated biz? Think again

  2. collectives R a joke on

    You really thought selling weed to the public through a store was going to last. Yeah right I hope you made your money. Or at least your money back from opening a idiot run fake coop, collective. It’s about time they do something about it. Besides they got crappy weed and charge to much because there making a ton of money. It was better when it was on the street. It was just better quality and it was cheaper. And its a bad message for the kids with weed candys and glorifying Amsterdam style weed shop. Posing as medical caregivers. They should be ashamed of them selves.

  3. don't go to the rally! on

    DON’T GO TO THE RALLY! It’s at the same place Occupy SD. Don’t confuse the movements. If you go represent occupy sd and not weed dealers losing there pot shops. Occupy is more important and shouldn’t be disrepected bye your selfish money drivin movement. This will confuse the public on the reason for both protests. You idiot stoners should congregate somewhere else.

  4. These ‘fast & furious’ gun-running Feds are not only guilty of perjury and murder but also of bankrolling ruthless criminals, international terrorists, right/left-wing paramilitaries and various death squads with their counter-productive, sado-moralist policy of Prohibition.

    Colombia, Peru, Mexico or Afghanistan with their coca leaves, marijuana buds or poppy sap are not igniting temptation in the minds of our weak, innocent citizens. These countries are duly responding to the enormous demand that comes from within our own borders. Invading or destroying these countries, thus creating more hate, violence, instability, injustice and corruption, will not fix our problem. We need to collectively admit that we are sick. — Prohibition is neither a sane nor a safe approach; left unabated, its puritanical flames will surely engulf every last one of us!

    When we legally regulate something, (as opposed to when we foolishly attempt to prohibit something) we do NOT automatically condone it’s use; the legal regulations concerning the sale and manufacture of alcohol and tobacco are there to protect us from the vast increase in criminality and mayhem that would otherwise surely exist if we were foolish enough to prohibit them.

    When governments prohibit drugs they effectively and knowingly hand a monopoly on their sale to dangerous criminals and terrorists. Without a legal framework in which to operate, these black-market entities can always be expected to settle their disputes violently, while terrorizing many peaceful and innocent citizens in the process. Were the users of alcohol to blame for the St Valentines massacre in the US in 1929? Of course not! It is just as naive to assume that one can compel all the users of Marijuana or Cocaine to simply quit, as it is to assume that all the users of Alcohol should have stopped drinking after the introduction of alcohol prohibition in 1919.

    Protect our Children; Legalize, Regulate & Tax!

  5. @collectives R a joke: “You really thought selling weed to the public through a store was going to last.”

    To tell you the truth, many people thought exactly that–namely, that all the cultural conservatives would wake up to the fact that what people smoke behind closed doors isn’t anyone else’s business. The licensing system in California may indeed be loose, but AFAIK you still have to be an adult; it’s not as if they’re selling it to minors. If any dispensaries are, in fact, selling to minors, or to anyone else without cards, then I agree they should be shut down and the owners prosecuted.

    I also don’t think the dispensaries should be advertising to the extent that they do. Ideally, IMHO, you shouldn’t even know they are there, and the doctor who gives you the card should provide a list of available dispensaries in your area. But I truly think it would be more productive to correct the problems than to shut them down them and go back to status quo ante.

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