Medical Marijuana Week: Protest President Obama, Mail Nancy Pelosi a Heart.

The week doesn't often begin on Friday. But then again, it's not often Medical Marijuana Week.

That Medical Marijuana Week coincides with Valentine's Day is no mistake: It was the Compassionate Use Act that got us into this fine mess where we are today, after all. Starting today, it's this week that medical cannabis patients are asking President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) for their hearts.

Figuratively, of course. A week of protest kicks off today with a presidential visit. For pot advocates watching the federal Department of Justice chip away at state-legal medical marijuana (in the words of an Americans for Safe Access e-mail blast: “San Francisco medical cannabis is under attack!”), it is times like these that try man's soul.

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