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Obama's First Acts on the Marijuana Issue Reek of Betrayal

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Obama's First Acts on the Marijuana Issue Reek of Betrayal
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When the first www.change.gov poll was posted by the Obama Administration the most recommended change was to Re-Legalize Marijuana.  But then on December 26th Obama flatly responded that he has no intention on Re-Legalizing Marijuana.  Subsequently Obama took the first poll results off of the site and started a second poll.  And even though Marijuana Re-Legalization remained in the top 5 requests Obama refused to utter any additional clarification as to what he would do to represent the large contingent of Americans that continue to demand an end to the War on Marijuana.
 
Then on Thursday (01/22/2009) Federal DEA agents raided a Medical Marijuana cultivation facility, just days after Obama was officially inaugurated:
 
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Medical Marijuana: DEA Hits California Dispensary in First Raid of Obama Administration -- New President Promised End to Raids
http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/569/DEA_raid_medical_marijuana_dispensary_first_obama
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The fact of the matter is that Obama himself has admitted to using both Marijuana and even harder drugs such as cocaine.  Yet it appears that he is completely willing to allow the continued annual persecution of nearly 900.000 Marijuana users each year: a figure that has tripled since 1990.  Are we seeing the beginnings of an Imperial Presidency where there is one set of standards for the elite and another for us commoners?
 
What we may be watching here is the "Bamboozling" of all those American voters who cast their vote for Obama believing he would stand for "change" we could all believe in.  Though I still want to give him a fair chance I must say that I have been skeptical of Obama long before his election as our 44th President.  I had previously reported on his close ties to Globalists such as Brzezinski in the following article that I had authored in mid-2008:
 
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Curious Obama: Globalist Traitor
http://www.newagecitizen.com/Curious_Obama_Globalist_Traitor.htm
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Of all the suggestions for Legalizing Marijuana the one that seems to make the most sense is the MERP model. Under this plan every adult citizen would get to grow up to 100 plants without any regulation, taxation or other interference from the federal government. By taking the profit out of growing Marijuana there would be many immediate benefits:

* Destroy the Drug Gangs and Cartels
* Stop the Criminalization of our American Citizens
* Restore Personal Liberties Lost After 911
* Destroy the Prison Industrial Complex
* Save Taxpayers 20 Billion Each Year

You can learn more about the MERP Model through the following links:

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Video:

Marijuana: Past, Present and Future from Bruce Cain on Vimeo.
http://www.vimeo.com/2056650

Why Lou Dobbs Should Support Marijuana Legalization
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VKf5YfQb7s&

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Articles:

The MERP Project
The Marijuana Re-Legalization Policy (MRP) Project

http://www.newagecitizen.com/ReLegalization01.htm
http://www.newagecitizen.com/editorial_on_the_marijuana_re.htm

Marijuana Re-Legalization Coming in 1st in 2nd Obama Poll(12/31/2008)
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Marijuana-Re-Legalization-by-Bruce-Cain-081230-709.html

Yes We Can -- Have Legal, Untaxed Marijuana (12/23/2008)
http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/Yes-We-Can--Have-Legal--by-Bruce-Cain-081220-509.html

Audio:

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Bruce W. Cain Discusses the MERP Model, for Marijuana Relegalization, with "Sense and Sensimilla"
http://senseandsensi.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=270029
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And despite the fact that none of the moneyed drug organizations -- such as NORML, DPA, MPP -- will support the MERP Model, there is really nothing very radical about the MERP Model. It would basically allow adult Americans to cultivate Marijuana in the same way we have always allowed the production of home brewed beer.

At any rate I support the MERP Model and I think you should too. 70 years of Marijuana Prohibition is 70 years too long. And Obama’s opposition to our request to Re-Legalize Marijuana is like getting a lump of coal for Christmas.

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