Hell Yeah! Southern California Will Not Listen To The Federal Government In Regards To Medical Marijuana And Pushes Forward To Employ More Citizens!
The California economy, along with the rest of the United States of America, is suffering extreme debt and one of the greatest protests in regards to economics and democracy of its time.
Medical Marijuana not only has the ability to offer an alternate way of managing pain for those that are dealing with many different issues, but it would also have the capability of providing extreme finances for multiple small businesses, distributors, growers, and virtually every other branch in our economy.
When you think about the job openings that would be available due to the fact that we were able to legally grow, distribute and sell a product that cost very little to create, I don’t understand how this is not a viable solution. And lets stop pretending that marijuana is a harmful drug. This, like denying evolution, is a ridiculous claim and very ignorant in my opinion. You can act stupid and choose to be uninformed all you want, but the facts have come to light, and marijuana would be a much better “drug” to legalize than alcohol or even tobacco cigarettes. It could also be regulated by the federal government and taxed, which is not happening at this time, and is allowing people to pocket money (that could go to our nationwide debt) and possibly illegally sell a product that could be very harmful.
Well, I know it IS a viable solution, but not allowing corporations to monopolize on our economic downfall seems like something no one is willing to stand up against. Oh wait, yes, Occupy Wall Street is doing precisely this. Luckily, so is the medical marijuana community in Southern California; They are refusing to give in to the demands of a government that has refused to listen to the demands of its citizens.
Despite the threat of a crackdown by federal authorities, California medical marijuana sellers have brazenly forged ahead with the first ever medical marijuana job fair.
Defying federal judges’ calls for an outright ban, the West Coast Cannabis Expo, a gathering of medical marijuana growers and sellers went ahead with no sign of law enforcement officials.
At a time when many Americans are struggling to make ends meet in the face of job losses, medical marijuana is providing growing work opportunities.
Shut down? A worker at a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary weighs out an amount of cannabis for a patient
One seller, named only as Larry, told CBS News he gets 10 job applications a day.
Larry said: ‘This industry is growing and it’s going to continue to grow. A lot of good things are going to happen for a lot of people.’
Bob Calkin, CEO of CannaJobs, and of the Cannabis Career Institute, said that there were increasing job opportunities.
‘Most of the people coming to the classes are retired people or people from another line of work, or business that have either crashed like the real-estate market or some other thing they’re leaving and they want to try something new,’ Calkin said.
Under state law, the California Compassionate Use Act of 1996 patients and their ‘primary caregivers’ are protected from criminal prosecution under state law for personal possession and cultivation of marijuana, but NOT for distribution or sale to others.
Possession, sale, distribution and transportation of marijuana, medical or otherwise, remain completely illegal under federal law.
Under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act (CSA), marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule I drug, meaning that it has no accepted medical use.
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- Obama’s Multi-Agency War on Medical Marijuana (justsaynow.firedoglake.com)
- Make No Mistake: The Feds Are Coming After Medical Marijuana (sfist.com)
- California Marijuana Dispensaries Targeted For Closure By Federal Prosecutors (huffingtonpost.com)