We are slaves to the law so that we may be free
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 04, 2012
Registered students are invited to spend two days with a handful of cannabis experts from 420 College at a 420-friendly setting at the Holiday Inn, Pasadena, California on weekend of December 16th & 17th of 2012.
Under the federal law, Marijuana is considered a Schedule 1 drug, a higher level from Cocaine and Heroin. On the contrary, marijuana does less harm then both of those drugs, alcohol and cigarettes combined. The government will claim that marijuana holds no medicinal value, but federal government holds the patent on the medicinal values of marijuana, just check out US Patent 6630507 titled “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants”.
California is a notorious state in terms of bans on marijuana dispensaries. In which crackdowns and DEA raids are common occurrences especially in large urban centers like Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim and other major cities around the state. According to reurters.com, city of Los Angeles voted to ban marijuana dispensaries in July of 2012, but the LA medical marijuana patients came together and gathered enough signatures to overturn the latest attempt to ban marijuana in the city. And now, DEA's latest announcement of the crackdown on dispensaries in Los Angeles is to enforce federal governments stand on the war on drugs.
"Some medical marijuana clinics have been taken over by illegal for-profit businesses that sell recreational marijuana to healthy young adults and attract crime," Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, whose department cooperated in the actions, said in a statement.
"These stores are a source of criminal activity because of the product they sell and large amounts of cash they have on hand," Beck said. "The LAPD will continue to work with our federal partners to remove these threats from our communities."
According to lapdonline.com, City of Los Angeles are the “gang capital” of the nation. There are more than 450 active gangs in the City of Los Angeles. Many of these gangs have been in existence for over 50 years. These gangs have a combined membership of over 45,000 individuals. In a city where murders, rape, robbery occur regularly and is widely known for the crack cocaine epidemic, according to the LA police chief, marijuana dispensaries are the ones creating a crime wave. DEA officials and local law enforcement must drive through 20 tough gang territories, just to get to the dispensary they're about to shut down.
"All we're doing is providing safe access to marijuana patients" said Weedit-it Association president, Sam Sneed, a local marijuana provider from Los Angeles. He went on to say "we are a non-profit dispensary".
420 College president George Boyadjian and the California Attorney General Guidelines have a different take on that. While reading the California Attorney General Guidelines, on page 11 it states "Although medical marijuana “dispensaries” have been operating in California for years, dispensaries, as such, are not recognized under the law. As noted above, the only recognized group entities are cooperatives and collectives." Now that is something that hasn't brought up any city official or any law enforcement.
Groups like 420 College are rushing to the aid of those ill informed marijuana providers who are operating a marijuana business without the proper knowledge. Many of the "dispensaries" are getting shut down and leaving the ailing medical marijuana patient without safe access to their doctor recommended medicine. "We can't hold seminars fast enough" said the president of 420 College, George Boyadjian. He continued to stay by his beliefs when he added, " If there is a store front collective operation that is calling themselves a "dispensary" then they must be shut down to make room for all the folks who are operating their collective under California law."
In such battles, the ones left out in the process are those patients who need marijuana for medical reasons. These are the folks left out in the cold while greedy businessmen and federal government fight over morality issues. "We have to rush in to help the marijuana businessman and keep his business open for the marijuana patient" said 420 College president 420 College.
420 College focuses on seminars related to business compliance as well as cultivation of cannabis. Such information reinforces the goal of 420 College in creating a legal and well established industry for patients needing cannabis. The next seminar will cover all aspects of setting up a business as well as helpful tips on the cultivation of marijuana for patients to create a self-sufficient and legal establishment for marijuana. All these topics will be covered in 420 College two-day seminars.
For more information about 420 College events, visit http://www.420college.org.
SOURCE: 420 College