Thousands Demand Firing Of DEA Chief After He Calls Medical Marijuana A ‘Joke’
President Obama should fire Chuck Rosenberg and appoint a new DEA Administrator
Rosenberg, a former FBI official who was tapped to lead the DEA in May, has come under fire for denying that smoking marijuana can help some medical conditions.
“What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal — because it’s not,” Rosenberg told reporters last week. “We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that is bad and dangerous, but don’t call it medicine — that is a joke.
Let’s Get rid of this guy once and for all !Sign the petition
meanwhile in Michigan …….
These 14 cities in Michigan have passed laws decriminalizing marijuana possession and use
On November 4, voters in five Michigan cities voted to decriminalize marijuana possession.
Ann Arbor, 1972 -Starting in 1972, possession of two ounces or less of marijuana would yield a $5 ticket.
Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, 2012 -Detroit’s proposal M exempts adults 21 years or older from criminal prosecution for the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana.
Flint’s policy is similar to Detroit’s, but for citizens 19 years or older. Flint police, however, were very vocal about the vote not influencing the way that police officers carried out their jobs.
Grand Rapids voters approved a law that mirrors Ann Arbor’s — possession of marijuana is a civil infraction, similar to receiving a parking ticket.
Lansing, Jackson, Ferndale, 2o13-Voters in Lansing, Jackson and Ferndale all passed local laws decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana in November of 2013.
Hazel Park, Oak Park, August 2014 – Both Hazel Park and Oak Park voted to decriminalize less than one ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and older who are on private property.
Berkley, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge-(voted to make marijuana a low priority), Saginaw, Mount Pleasant, Port Huron, November 2014 – In the Metro Detroit communities of Berkley and Huntington Woods, voters lifted local bans on possession of marijuana for individuals 21 years or older on private property.
Pleasant Ridge voted to make marijuana a low priority for city police officers.And Saginaw voters put a new section in the city’s charter that prevents elected officials from placing further restrictions on marijuana use for people 21 and up who are on private property.
Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel said deputies will stop citing people with minor marijuana violations. However, interim Saginaw police Chief Robert Ruth and Saginaw County Prosecutor John McColgan both said they did not plan on having their respective departments change how they do their jobs.
Mount Pleasant voted that nothing in the city’s charter would punish marijuana possession of less than an ounce, which according to the city’s public information officer, won’t result in much of a change because they already do not target marijuana use.
Port Huron narrowly passed a similar ordinance to Berkley and Huntington Woods.
But what does it mean?
These local laws all conflict with state and federal laws that deem marijuana use illegal. The laws are, however, symbolic of the public’s increasing tolerance of marijuana use and possession.
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