As President Obama’s visit to Oakland follows aggressive DOJ actions aimed at shutting down city-permitted dispensaries, activists are waking up and joining Camp Wake Up Obama!
By Americans For Safe Access
Hundreds of medical marijuana patients and advocates Staged a rally Monday in downtown Oakland at a fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election campaign.
The president’s visit to Oakland follows a recent forfeiture action aimed at shutting down Harborside Health Center, a city-permitted dispensary that has operated since 2006 without incident.
Earlier this year, the Obama Justice Department raided and shut down another of Oakland’s permitted dispensaries, Blue Sky, leaving the city with a dwindling number of facilities to serve Oakland’s patient population.
Protesters demanded an end to federal interference and call for the firing of Melinda Haag, the U.S. Attorney for northern California.
NEW: Watch video of Sunday night’s action prior to the President’s arrival!
ASA and SF-ASA Welcomes Obama to Oakland! the night before his fundraiser on Monday, July 23, 2012, ASA members put together a projection action and projected this message onto the Obama’a campaign headquarters in downtown Oakland.
To learn about how you can help get Obama to fulfill his promise to medical cannabis patients, go to WWW.CAMPWAKEUPOBAMA.COM
Sam Sabzehzar is one of the Co-founders of Medical Marijuana 411. With a foundation of investigative and transactional research on botanicals delivered to the body’s endocannabinoid system, Mr. Sabzehzar has developed unparalleled expertise in the cannabis industry. Throughout, he has established rich relationships with diverse individuals and organizations including nonprofits focused on advocacy, public policy, and science.