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Let's move on the medical marijuana dispensaries in California they could at some of them at least could be forced to shut their doors -- good at it the federal government has its way.
-- joined now by the owner of the -- Alliance medical marijuana dispensary that is -- -- on the -- thanks so much for joining us great to have you with us today.
Well thank you Stuart I'm honored to be on your program can now look there's a bit of a delay here between you speaking in my mind me speaking is talking -- the question shortened to the point.
Did not threatening to shut down you'll dispensary on because other because I I think there -- going after the big operators of millions of dollars of business front.
Unfortunately -- my my dispensary has been targeted -- on top of the list where the longest standing licensed dispensary in the nation.
And I didn't hear legal for fifteen years and for some reason our modest charity.
Seems to have been being taken up -- forefront in the center of this whole thing I don't understand why.
None of that -- view on not -- -- nonprofits as I understand it's and you're not exactly a huge dispensary are not moving tons of we'd you have by any means who what why do you know -- and you pay taxes I believe so why have you been you know crack down on line.
Well I'm I'm not sure what's happened to the Obama administration but they definitely turned their back on the medical marijuana movement.
We have a lot of critically ill people we have enormous rate of breast cancer here marine county.
This cancer there's aids hepatitis C this terrible diseases and medical marijuana is very very helpful the -- kind of relief He cannot get with some kind of a pill.
And we've had the stabilization of our medical patients.
And acceptance into the community we have a regulated.
Really acceptable in discrete system that has worked.
And we've been so good citizens.
We've paid our taxes -- mild everything -- -- -- -- -- charge sales taxes but.
Is what I don't understand.
I would have thought that President Obama would've been on the side of legalizing marijuana I'm not sign up majority lately but I thought that the left generally was in favor.
Of this kind of -- us.
So that surprises made that it is the Obama administration which is doing this to people like you did you vote for Obama by the -- It.
Absolutely I -- I left my libertarians.
I'm one of the leaders from libertarians here is the progressives and -- in California.
And I joined the Democrats -- worked very hard to bring Obama into office.
And now I'm gonna have to ask all my supporters across the nation.
-- that's -- protest to sign in join up to the Republican Party and vote for Ron Paul in the primary.
Loans that you know the written women -- -- -- polish second -- on I used to live in San Francisco I know marine county Missouri well it is probably -- what was left of center progressive societies in the United States.
I can't believe the united not a Republican but a Capra back to bring into the -- be a fit just.
How do you being shot down -- yet or is it just a threat to shut you down in the future.
Well I don't be -- was threatened hate was threatened with his land rights with with -- it was.
He's very frightened of course he's a good man he's in his seventies.
And this little piece of property -- -- entire retirement.
We've been here with no problems whatsoever for fifteen years we worked out a system of regulation.
Has -- acceptable to everybody from the top down to the bottom.
There's nothing wrong with what we're doing but that if the landlord is threatened and is property could be taken away by the success of enforcement.
But of course we have to shut down we would never do anything to her landlord he's been supportive of us this whole time.
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