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DEA Raids Four Denver Marijuana Sites

A Denver medical marijuana business owner wanted in connection to money-laundering charges surrendered to authorities Wednesday, shortly after masked federal agents raided four locations that are part of the long-running investigation.

The early-morning raids involving several law-enforcement agencies targeted businesses that had been raided first in November.

http://www.thecannabist.co/2014/04/30/dea-raids-denver-marij...

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for the most part

the feds have pretty much left us alone in co unlike Cali and other states like Montana. as long as people/disp follow state law the feds have said they won't interfere. these people were allegedly violating state and federal law so they got popped.

unfortunately even if rand is elected not much will change unless obama reschedules marijuana. hopefully obama does it because i don't see rand doing it in his first term. either way rand will still enforce federal money laundering laws etc and send feds to help control movements across the border of non legal states. rand will put the burden on states to legalize and then leave them alone for the most part. he won't legalize drugs at the fed level unfortunately.

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This is a very big deal... An outrage, really...

There should be 'Bundy-like' protection for medical/legal cannabis dispensaries to protect the providers from the DEA pirates and the criminal cops who aid and abet them.

Seriously what total worthless, pathetic cowards those police are!

They are supposed to uphold the laws of the City of Denver!! Not aid and abet a violent group of out-of-state raiders and theives.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

The joke about this is...

That the biggest money launderers are the democrats at the Denver Capitol that are never charged with anything.

Pro-Cannabis-Freedom seems to be scarce at dp

Not many people support the legalization of cannabis at daily paul. Anyone else notice this? Seems like the "paulians" are "phonians"

I think I'll get that indexed on the search engines. Enjoy your hypocricy

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

You are correct. Not many

You are correct. Not many people here are for Legalization, because most on DailPaul don't believe that the government should have the authority to tell people what they can and cannot put into their bodies. Legalization is nothing but getting permission from the government to do what one shouldn't have to ask anybody for permission to do.

Seriously. If they(the government) has the authority to grant you permission(legalize), then they(the government) has the authority to rescind said permission(criminalize) for that very same act.

Legalization vs. decriminalization = semantics

All that matters is the letter of the law.

What should be argued/discussed is the exact wording of any legislation that will "legalize"/"decriminalize" the use of the cannabis plant.

Arguing over 'legalization' vs. 'decriminalization' is mental masturbation.

The government, and the law exist, despite certain individuals greater political world-view. I agree that the drug-war, especially cannabis prohibition is unconstitutional. Congress, the courts, cops, and DEA thugs with guns disagree. Good luck arguing with them. The goal now is to get the laws changed.

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Not true in the current context

----------Decriminalization------------

- Consuming is wrong and can land you a penalty

- Selling is wrong and can land you a penalty much higher such as prison

- You must visit "a criminal" to get some of this stuff

- "The criminals" sell other stuff too, stuff that has nothing to do with pot, and they will try to get you into that heavier stuff, the profit proceeds go to "criminals," the cartel benefits hugely, and the cartels have devastated entire cities in Mexico; it is really horrible and violent and our desire to get intoxicated keeps those horrible murdering extorting cartels THRIVING

- "The criminals" WANT YOU to be hooked on their goods. I'm PRETTY SURE that legal dispensaries WILL NOT try to get you hooked, or try to get you to try meth or cocaine so that they can sell you some!

- It is a weak moral and judicial position, decriminalizing is SUCH A SOFT AND MUSHY position; which is it? Is it RIGHT or WRONG? Make up your mind, don't just sit on the fence, it makes ALL LAWS look bad and lessens the respect people have for "laws" altogether.

- INJUSTICE. The public, the media, and politicians have been saying all along: "It is so wrong to smoke this stuff, it'll make you crazy, it's as bad as meth, crack, and heroine." Then the public FINALLY makes their side heard, and does justice and fairness FINALLY prevail? Nope. The media, public, and politicians say "Okay you were right along, but how about a plea kiddo? How about we never admit to the world we were wrong, we don't concede that you were right all along, we still get some extra money out of you by ticketing, and in the eyes of the law, you are still IN THE WRONG. So we still win haha."

----------Legalization------------

- Consuming is fine!

- Selling is fine! You are a good business-man.

- You visit A STORE to get some of this stuff; like normal, in and out, get what you want, no drama. You don't have to go to some shady neighborhood or get mixed up in some weird affairs just to get what you should be able to get.

- You don't have to worry about being pressured into trying meth or crack at the store.

- The dispensary HAS NO INTEREST in getting you hooked. The stores can have sales just like on any other items for sale. But when was the last time that a liquor store clerk tried to get you hooked on Vodka so his business could thrive? Did he offer free samples of Scotch to try to get you hooked so he could charge you later?

- Cartels get 0% of the cut!!!!! Mexican cities can no longer blame people in our country for the success of the cartels in the area of marijuana.

- Justice. If something is right, then it should be legal; duh.

- Justice pt2: The marijuana activists HAVE BEEN RIGHT all along, THEY DESERVE THEIR FULL ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THEIR CORRECTNESS.

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The ONLY context that you could say legalization = decriminalization is: If your only focus is on AFTER you have bought the product, and you are at home smoking it. In both cases, you are at home smoking it, that is the same.

EVERYTHING ELSE IS DIFFERENT: The moral position, the buying position, the selling position, the eventual benefitors, where the money goes, cartel dominance...

LOL, and the average Phonian

LOL, and the average Phonian reads Human Action too. Hahahaha

The reason is it's not a priority. That's the reason.

Why isn't it a priority? Because of all the typical bullshit the Phonians take part in.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

The phonians "voting" down?

The phonians "voting" down? LOL

The facts are the facts. Don't let the facts slow you down. Stay as Phonian as you like for as long as you like.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Stay away from the "stress" ism, it's not helping

Your profile shows pretty much all MJ related posts. Cool. Legalize it, don't criticize. But, dude, you've got to get some other interests. It's a big Daily Paul out there with lots of interesting stuff and viewpoints. Any thoughts on central banking, war as a racket or maybe weather modification or geoengineering?

Actually most younger

Actually most younger Phonians support war, occupation, torture and think they are special for doing so. Special POS maybe.

It is still all volunteer is it not? Don't see anyone protesting and sure as hell don't see anyone attempting to make amends for the fked up things you all VOLUNTEERED to do for the last few decades.

Stay as blind as you like.......dude

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Not unless we have basic

Not unless we have basic life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

Stay as statist as you wannabe......dude

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Dude...

You're incoherent. Keep reading the DP, though, you might learn something.

What would I learn? That you

What would I learn? That you are mostly hypocrites? I learned that and we can see the proof of that right here.

How many legalize threads are there on dp in relation to other topics? Millions of people have their lives wrecked and thrown into cages simply for ( make sure you vote this post down you pansies ) possessing for medicinal or any other reason, a plant. Where is the fight against this on the dp? Where are you pansies when it comes to standing up, supposedly for yourselves when you are as you claim, crapped on?

It barely exists. Might as well support republicans or democrats. You all are all the same no matter what words exit your mouth as evidenced right here with the Phonians.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

I see it's almost 5pm over at Langley

Just get in your mid-sized sedan, put on some Michael Bolton, and cruise on home to the VA suburbs. Tomorrow's another day...

Name one, just one DPer who

Name one, just one DPer who wants drugs to be illegal. Good luck, Tudo!
:)

Truth Hurts The

Truth Hurts The Phonians?

Poor little things, maybe there's a government program to help you feel better about how fking low you are

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Is that right?

"Not many people support the legalization of cannabis at daily paul"

What? I thought cannabis was legal at Daily Paul?

"I'm Ron Paul." - Ron Paul

lol

you're crazy

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Fed up with the bullshit is

Fed up with the bullshit is closer to the facts

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Really? I mean I wouldn't be

Really? I mean I wouldn't be shocked if there were 1 or 2 trolls lurking around here who were in favor of prohibition, but I can't imagine there are many more than that.

I give the Feds the Finger

... a couple inches away from their disgusting putrid perv-cam every time i walk into or out of the cannabis shop.

FedGov GET OUT of Colorado

all this bs diguised as legalization is driving prices up

The drug cartels are surely thankful. Absolutely absurd the way the Proheebs and the Cartels work together.

I guess all the tax and regulate idiots that voted for this nonsense got what they wanted. Nothing less than completely striking cannabis from the code is acceptable imho..

Government is supposed to protect our freedom, our property, our privacy, not invade it. Ron Paul 2007

How fking low can you be?

How fking low can you be? It's better to continue to put people in cages and wreck their lives so you can save a few bucks? You are such paul phonians

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

He needs to file a suit against the fed gov

for entrapment,harassment....and anything else that narrows it down to the fact that they force marijuana businesses to resort to practices that could be considered money laundering.They are doing the same thing with businesses selling guns & ammo,now too.These business owners have no choice but to either resort to underhanded tactics,or go out of business.
The DoJ is making all the banks refuse to do business with businesses they don't approve of....even if it is a legal business.The federal government NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!!!!!

The Denver Post says...

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25666066/dea-raids-vip-can...

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"
GANDHI

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

4 sites... one owner

what I learned from this article:
It's a VERY tight racket..
the 'owners' are on a TIGHT leash and the 'list' of compliance items that one must conform to are long and lengthy and tightly, vigilantly monitored by the State authorities right down to live monitored surveillance cams in your stores, safes and grow houses.

They will simply 'trigger' the Fed jackboots anytime an 'owner' falls out of compliance... which is NOT hard to do.. the mandatory regulations are Naziesque.

When an 'owner' gets 'busted'... they simply call in the DEA.
All the 'blame' then transfers to the Feds... and the State maintains its cash cow and 'image' of legal cannabis 'freedom'.

Colorado 'legalization' is a facade for crony fascism. Love to see someone post Uribe's side of the story. I GUARANTEE this 'bust' is fraught with politics, cronyism and intrigue... 'money laundering' simply makes good headlines.