Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2011
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2011 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Rigzin Vassallo


Re "A letter to the president" (From This Corner, by Jeff vonKaenel, Oct. 13):

Law enforcement has a massive lobby and currently receives massive 
federal funding to eradicate marijuana due to older policies that are 
still in place. Getting the go-ahead to raid legal dispensaries and 
gardens lets them add thousands to their annual budgets, and if 
property and cash are seized the agency doing the raid gets to keep 
it for their department.

I would dare to say that the recent turn of events would be a way for 
Obama to gain support from this uber-strong law-enforcement lobby. Is 
there a correlation between this law enforcement profiteering and the 
raiding of legal, safe cannabis operations? It seems so to me.

Rigzin Vassallo

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