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US AG Says He'll Work With RI, Other States On Medical Pot

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder suggested Thursday that the Justice Department will work with governors and other states to reach a satisfactory resolution of the establishment of dispensaries that sell marijuana to patients in state-sponsored medical marijuana programs.

"We are in the process of working these issues with the U.S. attorney for Rhode Island and other U.S. attorneys across the country,'' he said. "My hope is that something in the not too distant future .... will be addressed.''

Holder's cautious comments came during a news conference at The Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence in the city's South End. He toured the recently refurbished facility on Oxford Street with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse; Peter F. Neronha, the U.S. attorney for Rhode Island, and state Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin.

Afterward, Holder appeared at a news conference where he was peppered with questions about the Justice Department's position on dispensaries, also known as compassion centers, that sell marijuana to patients who smoke marijuana to deal with chronic pain and other debilitating ailments.

Last month, Neronha delivered a letter to Governor Chafee, saying that the federal authorities may prosecute anyone affiliated with the three dispensaries that the Health Department selected to sell medicinal marijuana in Rhode Island. Chafee got the message and placed a hold on the licensing of the three centers.

Meanwhile, federal prosecutors in other states opening, or considering opening dispensaries, issued similar threats. Those states include Vermont, Maine, Montana and Colorado.

In Washington state, the two U.S. attorneys there, Mike Ormsby and Jenny Durkan, went one step further. They said that anyone working in state government that licenses or regulates medical marijuana could be subject to arrest and prosecution. As a result, Gov. Chris Gregoire vetoed key pieces of a medical marijuana law, saying she didn't want to place state employees at risk.

Today, Holder sidestepped questions about whether he would support raids or the arrest of state employees in Rhode Island. He repeatedly said that he hopes more discussions between federal and state officials will led to a fair resolution.


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GanjaAL2

New Member
LOL... do not believe for one second this is going to let up. His buddies approval rating is in the crapper so the campaign lies are a come'n. The resolution will be more regulation with more personal information left out there in the wind for federal crackdown and busts. They need to just leave the states alone or face prossecution and jail time for not fallowing the will of the people and states rights!
 

tannter1477

New Member
although he and the DEA have managed to license 55 marijuana grows in the US for the pharma. ind. so this means that these folks arent affraid of the voters but are scared to death to lose the big pay checks.
 

Odin

Plant of the Year: 2010 - Plant of the Month: July & Aug 2010
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder suggested Thursday that the Justice Department will work with governors and other states to reach a satisfactory resolution of the establishment of dispensaries that sell marijuana to patients in state-sponsored medical marijuana programs.

"We are in the process of working these issues with the U.S. attorney for Rhode Island and other U.S. attorneys across the country,'' he said. "My hope is that something in the not too distant future .... will be addressed.''
I see nothing that even remotely suggests "working these issues" is in any shape or form beneficial to us. This article is worthless. Holder will never budge. This is coming from the guy who gave California the finger when it looked like Prop 19 might pass. Its tricky journalistic writing that implies a lot from very little.
 

chancedebris

New Member
Do not for one second think the so called Justice Dept. is on anyones side here. Have you seen one Bankster or Wallster have charges brought against them, even after creating world wide misery and hardship, only to gain more power and wealth for the privleged few? I have heard it said that we now live in a "Post-Legal Society" where the old laws, ethics and morality no longer apply. People all over the world are suffering and being forced into the hands of the I.M.F. so the same banksters may profit even more. Most here are afraid to admit to themselves that they have no rights left if charged with certain things, and are subject to being held with no legal recourse.
Meaningful change of pot laws is nothing more than a carrot on a stick to keep the players in the game.
 
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