Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sibley vs. Obama and Holder -- The first volleys

The government has filed its first pleading in this suit -- an objection to the motion for preliminary injunction. In sum, that objection claims that I don't have standing and that if an injunction is entered preventing the government from enforcing the Controlled Substances Act in the District of Columbia to the extent it conflicts with the Congressionally-approved D.C. Medical Marijuana Act, it would prevent the: "DOJ from carrying out its law enforcement duties, could cripple its efforts across the country to enforce federal criminal laws and would have a much more profound effect on the public than the Plaintiff alleges.” (Defs. Opposition, p. 15). Gee, that was the whole idea!

My Reply to the Opposition more fully addresses the government's arguments. The ball is now in the judge's court but only he knows when he will rule.


Vicky Gallas said...


I am sorry to hear that you have glaucoma and intended to tell you that before.

I just read the objection and the reply linked here and must say that your reply is great! I cannot imagine how you managed to get ahold of either memo. ;) Seriously great work there...

I don't understand why there are such conflicting laws in the US. It makes no sense whatsoever. Yes, the 40+ year War on Drugs is really working for some - they actually pass out contracts to private companies with retired high-ranking military on board - there's a short list of companies that are the recipients of $billions. As with just about everything else here, the Drug War lines plenty of pockets.

On another note, I used to frequent the Melkweg in Amsterdam back when I was in my late teens and early 20s. I have wanted to be the *house dealer* ever since. No chance of any such licenses in Florida ever though.

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