At what is sure to be the strangest bedfellows imaginable, members of the Orange County Republican Party have joined up with medical marijuana patients for a protest billed as the Broken Promises Medical Marijuana Rally.
Scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 at an Obama campaign fundraiser breakfast in Corona Del Mar, Republicans and medical marijuana patients will rally together to protest the Obama’s Administration policies including his broken promise to respect state laws regarding medical marijuana and to refrain from using the Department of Justice to circumvent those laws.
At 8 a.m. there will be a National Media Press Conference featuring speakers from the Orange County GOP, Orange County Women’s GOP, Orange County Tea Party and the Greater Orange County Collective Alliance, an organization representing medical marijuana collectives operating in Orange County.
Given the state’s right bent of the Republican Party, it really shouldn’t be so surprising to see the grass roots of the Party’s faithful parting company with the national Republican Party elite whose positions on medical marijuana range from benign neglect to downright awful.
With California’s one million medical marijuana patients and millions more living in the fifteen other states and District of Columbia that have legalized the use of medicinal marijuana upset with the Obama Administration’s federal invasion and no-holds barred assault on patients and their providers, it could be considered a shrewd political calculation to tear them away from the Democratic Party and align them with the Party that supports their rights.
This is bound to an historic rally of sorts, so if you can roust yourself out of bed early enough to be there at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 219 Evening Canyon Road in Corona Del Mar, you may very well witness the making of an historic and absolutely fascinating coalition. You will also get free coffee and non-medicated doughnuts. For more information go to www.gocca.org.