Pubdate: Fri, 09 Jun 2006
Source: Las Vegas City Life (NV)
Copyright: 2006sLas Vegas City Life
Author: Scott Duran
Bookmark: (Cannabis)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


Of course Chief Perkins is strongly against decriminalizing marijuana 
- -- that's his business. And business is good.

You know what's ironic? That the two groups most opposed to the 
Committee to Regulate and Control Marijuana initiative are cops and 
drug dealers (it's a Wile E. Coyote/Roadrunner kinda thing between those two).

Stuck in the middle are the people who don't have crime on their 
minds, and are the ones paying for it all. Meanwhile, our government 
turns a blind eye to the poppy fields in Afghanistan, and pledges to 
cut meth use by 15 percent (aim low -- shoot lower!) to focus on 
outlawing hemp. Even though the original drafts of the Constitution 
were written on hemp paper! If the current administration had its 
way, our Founding Fathers would be considered drug dealers.

Let's stop the madness. The money saved by decriminalizing pot could 
then be used to pay for better screening at seaports, or decent wages 
and benefits for teachers, maybe even proper armor for the next bunch 
of apple-cheeked teens we send to fight in some oil-rich sandbox.

Ah, who am I kidding? As I said before, business is good.

Scott Duran
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