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Monday, February 23, 2009

Stop Bonnie Dumanis!


San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis made headlines earlier this month when she announced 33 marijuana arrests in Operation Endless Summer. A review by the San Diego Union Tribune shows that at least 14 of those arrested had serious medical problems that necessitated marijuana for pain and possessed all the required paperwork.

Dumanis cast the operation as one whose mission was protecting the county's military population but those arrested said that they never dispensed to any military personnel and were actually directed to a miltary location by an undercover agent. The agent showed legitimate paperwork in his quest to buy the marijuana. The police said that a military connection was strictly ancillary. Typical of this DA to wrap herself in the american flag in an election year. This log cabin republican loves to get real butch on crime.

As a person fighting cancer and heart problems who can't stomach narcotics, marijuana is the only pain medication my body could ever tolerate. A close relative of mine is near quadriplegic with severe MS and marijuana is the only substance that can ever provide any relief. I have toyed with getting a clinic card so that I could legally buy but have always hesitated, fearing that I would end up on some government hit list. I think my instincts are once again proven correct. I will continue to have to slink around to procure some relief. Never mind that the people of California have spoken out on the issue, the county of San Diego continues to ignore their directive.

The county Board of Supervisors has refused to issue ID cards to qualified patients – a state law the county has fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court – and a regional task force repeatedly has raided storefront dispensaries in San Diego and San Marcos.
Link to the article in today's Union Tribune here. Another article that highlights the gestapo tactics occurring in San Diego (ironically while the feds actually relax their persecution) here.

Isn't it time to end this sick drug war against marijuana users? Our prisons are full enough and people should be able to make their own choices. Stop Dumanis in the next election.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a difference 600 miles makes.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/02/24/BAO416354C.DTL

Anonymous said...

Would that be pronounced, “Bonnie Dumbanus”?