The federal government once again has invaded our state to enforce the unconstitutional Controlled Substances Act, perpetrating a raid on Sleeping Giant Caregivers in Helena today. Notably but not surprisingly, Governor Schweitzer and Attorney General (Gubernatorial hopeful) Steve Bullock have again remained silent, caring more about saving their political future than defending Montana’s ill. Federal intervention is apparently acceptable to them, as long as it only hurts one of their non-crucial voting blocs.
A search and seizure warrant signed Thursday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch of Missoula authorized federal agents to seize items that are “evidence of the commission of drug trafficking offenses,” including marijuana and hashish, weapons, transaction records and other documents and paraphernalia as well as up to 1.2 million dollars in the business’s account at Mountain West Bank. Naturally, the case has been sealed, no other details are known. Let me guess, the government will destroy the plants, keep the money and continue on to the next assault on America’s freedoms.
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Watch the following clip, anyone recall Obama’s stance pre-election? How do all of you pro-cannabis democrats like your “badass” President now? He’s on track thus far to FAR surpass the number of Bush administration raids which numbered just over 200 in 8 years. The Obama administration has raided well over 100 facilities already with almost almost 2 years left in his first term. So much for those campaign promises. So much for that Ogden memo.
Across the nation, the federal government continues its attempts to intimidate elected officials in hopes of influencing state policy. I wonder why it even tries considering laws made by states obviously matter very little to this gangster government. Remember the last series of raids in Montana? They occurred shortly before a hearing on HB 161 on March 14. According to the public record (although it wasn’t correct), a hearing was scheduled for 1:30pm in Lewis & Clark County regarding MTCIA’s injunction against SB 423. Today’s raid occurred just prior to 1:30pm. I’m sure these are just coincidences though.