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Formal Complaints Filed Over Desert Hot Springs Plans to Foster Marijuana Economy

Desert Hot Springs, CA, June 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

The Take Back America Campaign (TBAC), and Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana (CALM) have filed formal complaints with the US Attorney, DEA and Attorney General Kamala Harris regarding Desert Hot Springs actions and intentions to become a Mecca for marijuana.

“Marijuana is a federally banned substance because it inflicts harms on humans and increases the social and economic costs borne by all Americans," explains Roger Morgan, Chairman of the Take Back America Campaign,

The two organizations took this action to register their concern that the California market for marijuana is already saturated with over 50,000 illegal outdoor cultivation sites growing pot under the guise of medicine. CALM and Take Back America report that currently California illegally serves 60% of the entire US market for pot, according to recent statements by our own state legislators. “The Desert Hot Springs move to participate, places them in the same category as the Mexican cartels this nation has battled for decades,” says Morgan.

Based on the known facts about today's high THC pot, Morgan believes, “this is an assault on all Americans.” Marijuana is an addictive substance which causes permanent brain damage to any user under age 25, can trigger psychosis, mental illness, birth defects, traffic deaths and directly contributes to elevated levels of crime and academic failure.

Scott Chipman of CALM says, "Public health and safety is the most important responsibility of all elected officials. Aside from the fact that marijuana is a dangerous drug in its own right, almost all of the 129 Americans who die every day started their drug journey with pot. Nothing inflicts more death, destruction or economic cost on this nation."

Carla Lowe of CALM adds, "America's number one enemy consists of marijuana and other drugs. Driven by the greed of people who care only about money, little or no concern is being shown about the harm the drug inflicts on others. We are devolving rapidly into a Narco Nation."

The TBAC and CALM are asking state and federal officials to enforce the law. The plan on the drawing board for Desert Hot Springs would eventually allow for 3 million square feet of grow space, which according to Morgan’s calculations is enough to supply the entire country with the drug. Should the next President choose to enforce the law, the entire plan for Desert Hot Springs would be subject to enforcement actions, including forfeiture of land and facilities, according to a letter written by Morgan to Desert Hot Springs Mayor Scott Matas apprising him of the filing of the complaints.

Take-Back America Campaign is a California based drug awareness and prevention campaign (501c4). Roger is also Chairman and prior Executive Director of the Coalition for A Drug-Free California. He is author of two books published on digital sites Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook, called MARIJUANA: Brain Damage. Birth Defects; Addiction; and SOROS, The Drug Lord; Pricking the Bubble of American Supremacy. See tbac.us. Follow Roger in Facebook at stoppot2016.com or in Twitter @nopotnoway

Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana (CALM) is an all-volunteer Political Action Committee dedicated to defeating any effort to legalize marijuana. They are a dedicated group of individuals, parents, business owners, medical professionals, crime and safety officials, young and old - all working to defeat the legalization of marijuana in California and other targeted states. See calmusa.org.

Roger Morgan, TBAC, (916) 434 5629 Scott Chipman, CALM, (619) 990 7480 Carla Lowe, CALM, (916) 408 7111

Source: Take Back America Campaign 501c4