As I was checking PFFL’s twitter feed I noticed a post made by Americans For Safe Access announcing a new interview with California Eastern District United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner mentioning medical cannabis.. Oh boy I thought, what does my newly notorious prohibitionist U.S. Attorney have in store for my safe access now? This is a man who just recently after all became the country’s most aggressive ant-medical cannabis advocate within his office for issuing a coercive, discriminatory, yet sadly effective letter to Chico, CA’s City Council threatening that if they implemented their new collective ordinance authorizing just two centers, the law would be in violation of Federal statute and they and all other city employees could be prosecuted. The tactic worked in discriminating against Chico patients’ safe access by forcing the Council to repeal the ordinance and force patients into at least 6 more months of restricted access and unnecessary bias. So naturally after this man specifically unfolded a legal precedent that just two collectives in my home Chico, a city of almost 100,000, was two too many, especially when neighboring cities have dozens, I was skeptical that good news awaited me and my safe access to medical cannabis and boy was I right!
And STOP Discriminating Against Them with SELECTIVE (Prejudiced) Enforcement & Prosecution TOO! Equal Protection of Patients’ Safe Access NOW!!!
So U.S. Attorney Wagner just happened to be up in Northern California on some official prohibitionist business, he of course couldn’t pass up the opportunity to stop Best Meat Grinder in for an interview with the Mt. Shasta Herald to spew some fresh biased ignorance, and instill yet more fear and uncertainty into the heart of the patient community with his hate. When the topic of the interview turned to medical cannabis safe access, the 20,000 pound elephant of a question on all of California’s mind, he had an agenda to echo across the northern valley,
“There should be no ambiguity on the Justice Department’s position on this,” Wagner said. “There has been some confusion. The position really is that it is illegal as a matter of federal law. It’s not medicine. It’s not recognized. There is no medical marijuana defense for federal prosecution under the Controlled Substances Act. Where we are going to concentrate our resources as federal prosecutors is not on people who are truly sick. By truly sick we mean not people who say they have anxiety or a bad back.”
Wow, now it’s extra personal, now their coming after me, my mental health, my medicine and my equal protection, MY SAFE ACCESS, and that of all patients struggling with mental health issues cannabis is scientifically shown to treat, not to mention all chronic pain suffers… Excuse me Mr. Wagner, did I mistake that JD after your name for a MD, are you a medical doctor, are you living in my shoes, are you suffering from my afflictions and that of millions of other patients? By what standard of law or decency can you single me and my illness out and blatantly discriminate against my very right to medicate with my natural medicine?
Slide by Dr. Jahan Marcu 4oth Annual NORML National Convention Denver, CO
Slide by Dr. David Bearman, MD
It wouldn’t be half as disconcerting to have my Federal Prosecutor unabashedly slander and condemn my Constitutional right to equal protection to both access my medicine and be free from government sponsored prejudiced hate if he was a hold out from the Bush administration perhaps? No such luck… Mr. Wagner it happens as according to his website was freshly appointed by President Barak Obama November 6, 2009! Oh no… My President, a man i voted for and contributed to under the promise he made to protect my rights and advance science and logic above rhetoric and propaganda is directly responsible for bringing this tyrant to us? Sick to my stomach… It seems in politics there is no one the oppressed can count on for relief, at least not within the Democratic or Republican parties, the parties of the Prohibitionist War Mongering Neo-Cons! What’s even funnier and more evil is Obama our guy found this glorified Roman Feudal Lord to rule over and discriminate against our liberty, our rights, our safe access with abandon for equality from a back round in prosecuting hate crime offenders… Go f*ckin’ figure,
Between 2000 and 2009, he was Chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit, which is responsible for prosecuting public corruption, financial fraud, tax evasion, corporate fraud, cyber crimes, identity theft, and other federal crimes. Wagner also served as the Hate Crimes Coordinator and presided over national security and terrorism-related investigations and prosecutions as the district’s Anti-Terrorism Coordinator.
I am so glad to know my vote and campaign contributions to the “enlightened” Obama Administration would come right back to literally bite me and my rights in the ass. I’m so relieved to know my President and his chosen Imperial Enforcer over my district take ever opportunity to publicly proclaim hateful, exclusionary, inequitable attacks against me and my equal protection to cannabis medicine. Who better to expound hate filled rhetoric, spread terroristic treats on honest Californians, Americans, and perpetuate said attacks through raids than the high up Federal Lawyers charged by oath and duty to protect WE THE PEOPLE from the same? What a world…
ONE TERM TOO MANY… NO MORE NEO-CON PROHIBITIONIST Oppressors in the White House!!!
I personally have had enough. As the named public enemy number #1 of Federal Prohibitionists on the equal protection hit list I will not wait to be dragged off to the jail or the gulag before I decry this evil that my own trusted President has brought on to my doorstep. I will not be live in fear and I will not be taken quietly, I will not be coerced into strangling my own health and well being, my liberty, my GOD GIVEN RIGHTS. Please join me in standing up for yourselves and each other, as a community, a state a country we must rise to the mutual defense of our brothers and sister from OUR Tyrants! Please join us in contacting U.S. Attorney Wagner and President Obama to demand an end to the outrageous discrimination bulling before things get out of hand and THE PEOPLE RISE UP… Remind them to act right for it’s already inevitable that they’ve lost the support of any self respecting cannabis community member for re-election in 2012. No quarter for PROVEN Prohibitionists!
If you live within this big blue oppression zone, U.S. Attorney Wagner is very much you and your safe access’s biggest problem thanks to President Obama… Don’t Tolerate this hate!!!