Medical Marijuana Advocates to Protest Obama's Visit to San Francisco

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Lunch with the president isn't cheap -- it also doesn't come without some clamor.

About 200 diners will munch on whatever $7,500 nets them at the W Hotel tomorrow where President Barack Obama -- and medical marijuana advocates -- will be for his fundraiser. Dispensary operators, legal cultivators, and the people who say their lives depend on state-legal medical cannabis -- which is now the target of an organized federal crackdown across California -- will join a local legislator on Tuesday before descending to the W Hotel, where they plan to make noise which Obama's supporters will have no choice but to hear.

Unless, of course, there's a back entrance handy for the greasers of political machines.
Obama is in California to raise both money and his public profile -- which he'll attempt Tuesday evening in Los Angeles when he tapes an episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Think His Chinniness will broach the weed question?

In San Francisco, the luncheon is slated to begin at 11:30 a.m. at the W, the ritzy hotel at 181 Third St.

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) will host a press conference at 10 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel at 299 Second St., where he and the city's medical cannabis community will meet, outline their grievances, and move out in time to cause a spectacle upon Obama's arrival.

"The DOJ's actions are sending Americans into unemployment and replacing legitimate jobs with illegal drug dealers, as patients will inevitably be forced to turn to the black market for their medicine," read a statement issued by SPARC, the Mission Street dispensary once compared by the New York Times to an Apple store.

Protesters are asked to stand at the northwest corner of Third and Mission Streets.

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yonish
yonish

Vote Ron Paul.  Switch to Republican so you vote for him in the primary. Legalize pot and audit the FED, and bring the troops home. Enough is enough!

Barb Patton
Barb Patton

All African witch doctors use weed to put themselves into trances and believe that it is strong medicine.. Perhaps our hussein - with his Keyna roots - will leave the weed alone and rather get the weeds out of the Senate and Congress - like pelosi and our harry.. lol this is one hell've joke - I would not eat a Big Mac with hussein. let alone squander thousands of dollars - shieeet.

RavKoo
RavKoo

I have a feeling that Obama smokes more pot than all of them put together. Presidential weed, I bet that is some good stuff.

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el toknoy
el toknoy

do legalize MARIJUANA because it is part of history. this same WINE

Kristi
Kristi

7500 bucks could literally feed my family for more than a freaking year!

NamelessISM
NamelessISM

Umm...not sure what the comment is directed to...but I should re-point out that these are average people who've paid their own money to have dinner with the president. This isnt tax-payer money, this is people spending money to do something once-in-a-lifetime'ish.

Keep in mind that everytime an average citizen spends money at a store, online, pays bills - or even buys in at expensive dinners like this, the money gets cycled back into our economy. If they can afford to spend $7500 - great! Better that money be cycling back throught the system than just collecting dust in their bank account. The more spending the "have's" do, the better off the "have nots" will have it. SO....encourage the wealthy to spend their not-so-hard-earned money and get it out of their bank account!!!

Elizabeth Frantes
Elizabeth Frantes

Average people who paid their own money?  Are you on drugs?  Should you be?

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