Pubdate: Sun, 27 Mar 2011 Source: Missoulian (MT) Copyright: 2011 Missoulian Contact: http://www.missoulian.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/720 Author: Justin Plumlee Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n181/a04.html Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n184/a09.html Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n185/a01.html Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n196/a11.html Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n196/a12.html Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n197/a01.html Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n197/a02.html Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n197/a04.html Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n198/a02.html Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n202/a12.html MEDICAL MARIJUANA RAIDS: TESTER MUST BACK MONTANA CITIZENS This letter was sent to Sen. Jon Tester: Protect Montana from the federal government agencies. I'm just wondering how much you will be doing for the citizens who've been arrested in the recent medical marijuana dispensaries raids. If they have not broken any Montana state laws, then why would you let them be taken off to a federal court where state laws will not be applied? If you do not stand up for these men and women regarding their state rights, who will? If you allow them to be taken into a jurisdiction that does not protect, serve and defend their Montana state rights, then why are we even a state with laws? Again, if they have not broken any state laws, why would you even think about letting federal agents get their hands on them? Don't you think it would be best to adjudicate them here first? Shouldn't the state of Montana be looking out for its citizens first; protecting them from federal prosecutors/courts who will not protect their Montana state rights? If you do not protect the citizens in this way, have you not opened up the cities, counties and the state, as a whole, to countless lawsuits - - including yourself and others - for violation of oath of office? We, the people in the state of Montana, are watching. And will be remembering that you, and all involved, have been put on notice with this letter. Justin Plumlee Darby - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.