THE USE OF CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE LAWS
(In the war against Medical Cannabis Patients)
ALL in the name of the Anti-Medical Cannabis Laws.
BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID:
Starting in late 2011, landlords, property manager’s etc., throughout the State of California began receiving threatening letters from the Federal Government’s Department of Justice. Letters in effect threatening them (or actually their private property) with civil asset seizure and forfeiture because their tenants were operating legal (under State Law) edical Cannabis dispensaries.
[click to see letter]
In a country noted for its Free Enterprise System and respect for private property rights, how could this have happened? And even worse-er still, Why has so little been said about it in the Mainstream News Media?
And while true, some reports have made it into the mainstream media --- e.g., according to Brett Wolf  in Reuters.
“A civil statute designed primarily to seize the assets of drug trafficking organizations is now being wielded by federal prosecutors in California in an unconventional and little-noticed attack on medical-marijuana shops in the state. Prosecutors have brought more than a dozen lawsuits seeking the forfeiture of commercial properties that house marijuana shops. The actions pressure owners to either evict these controversial tenants or face costly legal battles or the loss of their buildings. The goal is to scare owners into cutting their ties to such tenants and to help the Justice Department combat the medical marijuana industry, estimated at $1.7 billion annually, without confronting it head-on with costly and potentially embarrassing criminal prosecutions, industry sources and legal experts said. “And yes there were a few token news reports (mostly buried in the back) by the A.P., and local news stations. In general the news media has all but ignored the subject, WHY? One would think that in a country that prides itself on its Free Enterprise System, that such (how shall we put it) Jackbooted tactics would be front page news on FOX news, that Rush Limbaugh would be screaming up and down on the matter etc. But again, in general the news media have all but ignored the story.
Only on Internet chat-rooms, and the non-mainstream media has the story been coming to light -- Example:
U.S. ATTORNEY OUT OF LINE ABOUT MARIJUANA
A CONSPIRACY EMERGES:
In a country noted for its Free Enterprise System and respect for private property rights, how could this have happened? And even worse-er still ; Why has so little been said about it in the Mainstream News Media?
In order to even begin to examine these two questions, one is the time line of events, as well as those of a totally different story – one having nothing to do with Ms. Haag or Medical Cannabis. But one instead involving her boss, The Honorable Eric Holder – head of the Department of Justice.
Only by doing so can one understand . . . . CONSPIRACY
"Fool me once, shame of you”
“Fool me twice, same on me”
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