Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Everypoisonrose and LEAP comments

"If people are convicted for soft-drug use, they're in a problem for the rest of their lives," (Charlie) Weed, a Democrat, told the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Charles Weed of Keene, told colleagues Wednesday that legalizing marijuana would give police more resources to tackle violent crime.


"But police Officer Bradley Jardis, speaking on behalf of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition [WWW.LEAP.CC], a national group the supports legalization of marijuana, questioned the link to violence.

'In my experience, I've never gone to a fight call or domestic violence call where it's only because of marijuana,' he said.

everypoisonrose: writes

*** I think this is great for three reasons.

First, and most obviously, a petty crime wouldn't be such a big deal and I wouldn't hear of so many of my friends going to court over something so similar to alcohol (ie - not while driving and in moderation and who cares?).

Secondly, as the article said, the legalization of pot would allow law enforcement to spend more time on crimes that actually hurt people such as violence and theft etc.

Thirdly, this is a great story because the man's name is WEED. Come on, what did you really expect this man's most noteworthy achievement would be related to? New Hampshire has a track record of interestingly named people; one honorable mention is certainly Dick Sweat, who ran for public office back aro"

thanks to You Like the Way I Hold the Microphone -
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