"And, sure, some of the flat-billed, dready thugs who have invaded the region are rude little turds." Best Week in Weed yet!
One of the ways we can shift the conversation about the legalization of cannabis is to recognize that the use of the noun "Prohibition" is now confusing in the media without a qualifier. Alcohol Prohibition in the United States only lasted 13 years before it was repealed in 1933. Marijuana Prohibition on the Federal level is now 76 years old and clock is still ticking. More importantly, the black hole Marijuana Prohibition created is still sucking up taxpayer's dollars and people's lives. It's probably the most failed public policy in the history of this country. Even slavery didn't last this long before the States began to abolish it.
@narf1: "I hope most of this is sarcasm..."
are you for real? that's the lamest bunch of crap I've ever heard. I hope most of this is sarcasm. but I have a feeling it's not, you are just a little dork who thinks he's cool and clever when really you don't know shit about the majority of what goes on in this county. open your mind and get a clue
Ryan, Is this supposed to be journalism, schizophrenic op-ed, or just "clever"?
poor fool only has 37 plants, sheriff should feel sorry for him and drop a bundle or two.
Right! If the funds used are to pay regular time for individuals to address the issues on National and State public lands that would be great. It would also be great that when these grants are received they are used to during regular hours to address the meth and cocaine problems within our cities, but will it?
When this funding address the needs of the user or arrest, book em, and place more costs towards an already strained legal system? Probably not.
The community has to address this, not by requesting more law enforcement to fight this alone, but to address local health, education, housing and employment issues. Until this is done, we are too dependent on the government to solve our problems that began at home!
Thanks, Scott. It's been corrected.
Though The Nation is indeed august, and very much a New York-based periodical, the suggestion that author Seth Zuckerman is an 'outsider' to Humboldt County does not bear up well under scrutiny. Seth still owns his place in Petrolia; more to the point, he invested many years in building the Mattole Restoration Council's programs and reputation.
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vol XXIV issue 49
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