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Call it a candidates crack down the IRS is now questioning the deductions.
-- legal medicinal marijuana businesses list on the tax returns.
Is this an attempt to crack down on the drug business or.
Is this a case of the federal government interfering with states -- Adam Shapiro live from the -- alliance dispensaries in Fairfax California an -- What is it.
Well the federal government through the IRS as well as the Department of Justice.
As recently cracked down on legally operating medical marijuana dispensaries here in California.
About a month ago Cheryl -- -- -- at Fox Business told you that this crackdown was coming when we were -- and medical marijuana dispensaries.
In Boulder, Colorado I would ask my photographer -- to show you just little bit of what these dispensaries -- like he's gonna show you the medicine.
But what's going on is a conflict between federal and state law in 2009.
A famous memo called the -- -- memo was issued by the Department of Justice.
It talked about going after illegal drug distributors but then said.
The pursuit of these priorities should not focus on a repeat should not focus federal resource is in your State's.
On individuals whose actions are in clear and on ambiguous compliance.
With the existing state laws providing for the medical use of marijuana.
-- one of the people who's been in compliance for fifteen years the oldest operator or the operator of the oldest medical marijuana dispensary.
In California -- shop.
And now you've got the IRS coming after you and you've got the Department of Justice going after your landlord in what is an -- an about face.
From stated federal policy just two years ago any idea -- -- do and that's.
We have no idea were broken hearted in -- with that we had a friend in the White House and this is the this is worsen under George W.
Bush and we were we were better off He was at least taking our taxes.
Let's talk about that this is an industry you are not for profit you are not in violation of any state law according to the feds or according California.
The local town here in Fairfax actually zone due to be where -- located not far from a baseball field.
And that's -- Department of Justice is coming after saying she's in violation.
Of being too close to that -- -- zoning law and and that is the thing is that we are not having illegal drug activity and that's not a playground and it's not a school.
And are planning commission has zone to us and decided that this works out just -- has there been any incidents whatsoever in fact the use.
Access to marijuana has gone down tremendously since we've been here.
So let's talk about why this seems so resort you have the federal government the -- -- administration cracking down on an industry in California.
That according to California is a one point three billion dollar industry that raised 105 million dollars in taxes in California from people like you.
And now they want to stop that.
It is and make any sense at all and we trying to find out why why this is going on we've had to hire more attorneys we've try to protect our landlord protect -- patients.
The patients' access is threatened an all across the nation every medical marijuana state is sixteen states and the district of Columbia's licensing dispensaries right now.
So why are they using California do you think is kind of this signal to the rest of the country.
Well as a goes in California goes across the rest the country also what I don't understand is why Obama's coming after the Blue States.
The sixteen -- that have medical marijuana most of -- voted for Obama.
And it doesn't make sense at all these beaten up on the people who -- -- and supported him and and contributed to him.
And now that's why I'm asking all our supporters across the nation.
As protests -- else seriously to registers Republican.
And vote for doctor Ron Paul primary because we have to stop -- somehow and save and protect her patients.
The next -- from the marine alliance here in Fairfax thank you very much we're gonna be covering this issue through out but again.
Federal government and and absolute about face from 2009.
Now going after -- legal marijuana medical marijuana dispensary operators like -- and several others here and tell.
OK Adam -- -- California out and thank you very much of.
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