Bush administration shows its continuing support for federalism…

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

…by sending federal agents to raid 11 medical marijuana dispensaries in California, all legal under state law.

Richard Eastman, a pro-medical marijuana activist who said he was diagnosed with AIDS in 1995, said he was horrified by the raids. Some of the pills he takes to fight his illness, Eastman said, “take away my appetite, but the marijuana keeps me eating.”

As a result of the raids, Eastman estimated that perhaps 2,000 people who ordinarily would buy marijuana for medical purposes “won’t be able to get their medicine tomorrow. And it’s not like they can go to Sav-On or Thrifty.”

A fine use of our tax dollars, Mr. President.

We can’t have AIDS-having, pot-smoking hippies in California thumbing their noses at our federal vice laws. Good, God-fearing families in Kansas shouldn’t have to worry about what might happen to their kids if we start allowing cancer-stricken chemo patients in Burbank to light up a doob with impunity.

So rest easy, Kansas. Once again, your federal government showed ’em who’s boss. Like that time they handcuffed a post-polio patient to her bed, and led her taste the business end of an assault weapon. Man, that was sweet.

It would almost be funny if people weren’t, you know, dying because of this shit.

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