To Obama/Holder: Keep Your Promises And Stop Arresting Medical Marijuana Patients
The Obama/Holder Justice Department is continuing its persecution of medical marijuana patients. Today it raided the hub of the California medical marijuana movement, a center in Oakland that's called Oaksterdam University.
Here's a report from Jesse, a Demand Progress member and activist:
I'm so sad. I'm almost speechless. All day on Facebook and Ustream I've been watching my close friends, who I hang out with all the time, being verbally and physically abused by federal police.
The police arrested Rich, pushed Danielle, knocked over Steph, and hit Mischa with a car. All four are patients and activists. All this abuse and violence was paid for with my federal tax dollars.
Oaksterdam was founded in 2007 and offers classes on the cultivation, health, and legal issues related to medical marijuana. These attacks directly contradict repeated promises that Obama made during the 2008 campaign -- statements like:
I would not have the Justice Department prosecuting and raiding medical marijuana users. It's not a good use of our resources. (August 21, 2007, event in Nashua, New Hampshire)
Please sign on at right to tell them to back down. We'll send an email to the Justice Department with this note included:
NOTE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND ATTNY GENERAL HOLDER: You're wasting federal resources and breaking your promises through your ongoing persecution of medical marijuana patients. It's time for you to back down.
Just sign on at right to tell Obama and Holder to keep their promises and stop arresting patients.
Here's more info, from the San Francisco Chronicle.
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