Pubdate: Sun, 17 Apr 2011
Source: Seattle Times (WA)
Copyright: 2011 The Seattle Times Company
Author: Gary Ferguson

Medical-Marijuana Plan Progresses


I am very concerned about where myself and every other citizen in this
country are heading toward ["Medical-pot makeover OK'd," page one,
April 12].

We have a major division between the people of our country and its
elected officials. Our government has overextended itself financially
to the point that our agencies are looking for ways to keep themselves
funded and employed.

They see marijuana as a cash cow. Pot has been a way for these
agencies to extort money from marijuana users for decades as well as
incarcerate our citizens with ridiculously harsh fines and sentences.

It is a fact that there are people in our prisons sentenced to longer
terms than murderers and child molesters for nothing more than
possession of small amounts of cannabis. When you look at the big
picture, it is only a matter of time before they find a reason to come
after me and you!

It's all one big cash cow!

So they keep the big lawyer-operated machine, collecting fines from us
all. These are the same folks who are privatizing American prisons.
Investing big money into another big-money machine.

I know a scam when I see one, and I know when someone is setting their
cross hairs on Americans.

Gary Ferguson, Seattle 
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