Most of you can’t name the director of National Drug Policy, a title commonly referred to in the media as “drug czar,” but his decisions affect millions of Americans and all medical marijuana users. Which is too bad, because as it turns out, John P. Walters is a fucking liar.
Days before the FBI released its annual crime statistics report he went on record on CSPAN and said,
We didn’t arrest 800,000 marijuana users. That’s [a] lie.
No Walters, you douche incarnate. FBI stats showed that the government arrested more than 872,000. That figure represents the highest number ever and at the projected rate, the government is supposed to hit 1,000,000 per year by 2010.Perry
Here, Shirley Skeel points out the benefits of drug legalization from a purely economic standpoint. It’s not really an argument, more of a “by the numbers” breakdown with a few interesting “Did you know’s” peppered in.
For example, the Office of National Drug Control Policy puts the cost of drug abuse at roughly $145 billion a year. That doesn’t include munchies.
Legalize and tax, done.Perry
In a giant step back for MMJ users in Orange County, the Garden Grove City Council voted to ban its only medical marijuana dispensary.
Their logic? Mayor Bill Dalton said he doesn’t support it because it is not ‘regulated right.’ He states:
I just don’t think this is the way marijuana should be dispensed.
What a horse’s ass.
Councilwoman Dina Nguyen said she sympathizes with patients who need marijuana to ease their pain, but believes the clinics would put more strain on the Police Department, which is short-staffed. Not to mention, the article states there were no incidents at the dispensary in the months prior to its shutdown.
Well, at least she’s sympathetic. Apparently chronic pain sufferers just aren’t pulling hard enough on the heart strings to not be put in jail. Luckily, sympathy is an alternate treatment to chemotherapy recovery, nausea, bone pain, etc… Thanks, Dina.
Looks like the business tax and other sales taxes will be going to the coffers of a different Orange County city. Too bad.Tim
Ah, an oldie but goodie.
Police officer “Numb Skull” Sanchez and his wife freak out after devouring a batch of pot brownies and call 911 in a stoned frenzy. Thinking he overdosed on marijuana, he becomes increasingly anxious, believing he might actually die.
By the way, “What’s the score on the Red Wings game?”
Fourth grade teach busted for slangin’ buds, what is the world coming to? I honestly don’t understand why people take the risks in states like Florida, where MMJ has been allowed.
Also probably not the greatest picture of Wildalynn Harris, I’m sure. She looks like she was interrupted in the middle of a session. Pass the dutchie on the left, please.Alex
Ahead of a UK government meeting on the misuse of drugs, the UK Drugs Policy Commission has submitted a report to . UK uses an ‘A, B and C’ scale to dictate the danger of drugs and the correlating penalties for being caught with them.
The commission is suggesting that the over-politicization of drug classifications is harming the system, and the entire scale needs to be re-thought. Basically, rating things on a “danger scale” has no effect on any users, and a more intelligent system that alerts people of physical & mental dangers would be much more effective.
Roger Howard, Chief Executive, UK Drug Policy Commission, had this to say:
The time has come for an independent wholesale review of the system to clarify how a scientific rating of drug harms should be used for drug classifications and for wider applications such as setting policing priorities or public health messages.
Exciting? No. A possible step in the right direction (for Europeans)? Yes.Perry
Enthusiasts will tell you that Saturday Night Live had its ‘heyday’ in the 70s, 80s or 90s, depending on who you talk to. Personally, I think it was ‘92 – ‘95 during the Sandler-Farley “Lunchlady Land” era. But every once in a while, their crack comedy squad puts together a skit worth watching.Perry
Make that shattered dreams. How do local authorities not notice pot plants until 10,000 to 15,000 of them get eight to 10 feet tall? Good day for law enforcement, baaaaad day for the growers.
Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson said:
I’ve been involved in law enforcement in this area for 36 years and I’ve never seen a marijuana grow area such as this. It’s really amazing what has been going on here.
Well, Stephenson, thanks for putting a few things in perspective.
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