Weed Wars

Dispatches from the California Marijuana Front

March 18, 2010
For pot roots, Meg Whitman is 'face of the enemy,' blog declares

Billionaire Republican gubernatorial Meg Whitman is surging through the GOP primary and leading against Democrat Jerry Brown, according to recent polls. But a marijuana advocacy blog today declares her the 'face of the enemy' for her opposition - posted on her campaign website - to legalization of marijuana in California.

The Weed Blog, a pro-pot site billed as the internet's "best resource for weed-related issues," goes after Whitman with a fury.
"To all Californians - THIS IS THE FACE OF THE ENEMY! -- Why wait until November to
start campaigning against her?" the site declares in its post today.  Why not get started now; hit the streets early and tell people how she feels about marijuana legalization. If she is already making comments in opposition to legalization, how do you think she will react to the initiative's passage in November?"

While the blog assails Whitman, Brown, California's attorney general, has stirred both sides of the pot debate.

His office published guidelines for medical marijuana last year that reinforced that "possession, sale or transportation of marijuana is ordinarily a crime under California law."

But Brown outlined a framework for legal pot transactions by patient collectives that share "labor, resources and money" in providing marijuana to medical users. At the same time, he suggested that pot dispensaries sprouting in California cities "are not recognized under the law."

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