Archives for category: Marijuana

DSC_0064 2News media working hard to find the destructive potential of marijuana-

Marijuana news: Legalized pot in U.S. spurs growth in heroin trade

WTF?

Note: legal sales of recreational marijuana have started in only one state: Colorado

Allowing legal, domestic production of marijuana would serve to eliminate a portion of distraction and potential corruption at the border- but we can’t have that in a free society.

This is what prohibition looks like:

U.S. Border Patrol agent pleads guilty to smuggling 147 pounds marijuana while on duty

Heroin traffickers are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

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Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

Newspeople- please consider doing a report/asking questions Re: why the US Department of Homeland Security/proud War on Terror is unable to keep heroin out of the US.

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

 

A student died in Colorado after jumping to his death shortly after eating a LEGAL pot cookie

Will they blame pickup trucks?

UPDATE: 10-Year-Old Boy Was Learning To Drive In Fatal Rollover That Killed Father & Brother

 

Colorado bill would expose pot users to child abuse charges

For people with children- will it be illegal to have a bottle of wine at home?

Be sure to praise overseas military operations for the freedoms you enjoy.

 

Related:

Puget Sound Heroin

Marijuana causing big problems in Washington State?

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

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The Pacific Coast at Ruby Beach

 

DSC_0035No Guns for Medical Marijuana Users

How about legal anti-depression meds that may bring on thoughts of suicide (0:34)

Do people who take legal drugs that may bring on thoughts of suicide loose the ability to purchase or possess firearms?

How about people who enjoy a good taste of beer or tequila now & then?

 

Drug Take Back Day-

A huge success for the legal drug dealers- they sold 324 tons of pills to people who did not need them:

“Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons, that’s more than 647,000 pounds, of prescription drugs at more than 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 3.4 million pounds (1,700 tons) of pills.”

Related:

Drug Take Back Day

Heroin Update

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Photo- South Indian Island

 

DSC_0018 copyStill months before the first legal sale of recreational marijuana in Washington State-

“Washington’s first pot shop is expected to open in June or July.”

Are newspeople the only folks who use the term “pot”?

 

Pets-

Veterinarian: More marijuana means more poisoned dogs

 

Students-

Seattle Public Schools says student pot use is on rise

 

On the job-

Legal marijuana and the workplace: Legally high, legally fired for pot use

“Marijuana is not a drug regulated by the Food & Drug Administration and there is insufficient research on the effects of marijuana use other than it stays in the system for 40 days.”

Imagine being told at work that you could be fired for drinking a glass of wine because a test could indicate you consumed alcohol sometime in the past 40 days.

Favorite objections to legalization:

“Your school bus driver, airline pilot, or heart surgeon will show up high at work.”

These folks have had access to marijuana for decades. Check with your HR department- employees across America are forbidden to report to work under the influence of alcohol, mind altering legal or illegal drugs or marijuana. Ditto for using any of these on the job. Employers maintain control Re: workplace standards of conduct. Still trying to figure out how using marijuana on New Year’s Eve matters days later on the job, but that is for employers to decide.

 

On the roads-

More drivers positive for pot in Washington state

Asking a few questions here is not to defend operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, legal or illegal drugs or marijuana.

Medical marijuana has been here since 1998.

Has I-692 caused problems on the highways?

If this is an honest concern- what has the state been waiting on?

People have been able to get behind the wheel after using marijuana for decades.

This would remain so- even if recreational use of marijuana never became legal.

Maybe the Washington State Patrol sees this as a non-issue.

Where is the marijuana related accident data of the past 20 years?

If there has been a problem on the roads- why did the Washington State Patrol make no recommendations on how to address the situation prior to the Nov 2012 election?

Related: Marijuana is new? Washington State DUI testing plans-

 

Discuss on facebook here.

 

 

Photo- Mount Baker from Coupeville

 

DSC_0084“Erichsen said he voted against the zoning laws because of the federal prohibition on marijuana, noting he pledged allegiance to the U.S. flag at the start of Monday’s meeting, which pre-empts state law.”

 

A powerful central government knows what’s best for each one of us.

How about legal anti-depression meds that may bring on thoughts of suicide (0:34)

Possibly of interest: Tenth Amendment Center

Related:

The Conservative position on marijuana

You are an adult in Washington State

Discuss on facebook here.

 

DSC_0011_013It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

The Democratic position:

Dianne Feinstein Opposes Marijuana Legalization

Highway safety: Marijuana is new? Washington State DUI testing plans-

More here:

2014 Election Season

Both major parties on marijuana policy-

Discuss on facebook here.

 

 

Photo- The Seal Rock Oyster

 

DSC_0003Still legal in Oregon?

 

Draft rules:

No marijuana-infused products “manufactured in a form that resembles cake-like products, cookies, candy, or gum, or that otherwise may be attractive to minors because of its shape, color, or taste.”

Whatever might place children at risk- that should be off limits to the rest of society.

Meanwhile-

Fruit & candy flavored booze remains legal.

Related:

Freedom Fetish

A Free Society?

Discuss on facebook here.

 

DSC_0184Politics is controlled by majority rule.

The majority of voters will align with one of two major political parties.

Both major parties are OK with ongoing, undeclared wars overseas, the drug war racket, & a Dept. of Homeland Security that can’t keep heroin out of the US.

 

Wars-

Winding down because US officials have declared victory and are ready to get out of the undeclared wars business- or leaving because host governments take up the welcome mat?

US not welcome to stay in Iraq

US not welcome to stay in Afghanistan

 

Marijuana-

Take a look at the first states to approve medical marijuana. These states authorized medical use of marijuana based on voter initiatives-not action taken by elected officials. Ditto for both states that have said yes to recreational use of marijuana.

Is there anything written into a state or national party platform by either of our major political parties indicating they are interested in marijuana legalization or ending The Drug War?

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine-why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

Related:

Both major parties on marijuana policy-

 

Heroin & The US Dept. of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

Heroin use on the rise.

Heroin traffickers are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

DSC_0001More here: Puget Sound Heroin

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

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Crescent Beach/Salt Creek

 

DSC_0398Asked a couple questions on the facebook page of a liberty candidate (running for federal office) recently:

“What is your position on true marijuana legalization, which would include ending prohibition for adults age 18-20.

The law should not divide adults into groups of first & second class citizens.

What is your position on adults being able to grow marijuana plants without any medical authorization/special licenses/permits/permissions, etc.”

The basic response was that this is not a federal issue.

Makes sense to me- except the federal government is already playing a role here:

Federal agents raid marijuana dispensaries in Washington

 

“The Marijuana Eradication Program (MEP) is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and managed by the Washington State Patrol.”

“In the U.S. Department of Justice’s eyes, marijuana of any kind is illegal.”

 

Olympic National Park bust an example of where state, federal pot laws collide

 

City of Port Angeles-

“All Port Angeles Police officers have taken an oath to uphold not only state law, but federal law as well.”

 

Marijuana for profit-

“…the Bank Security Act and the Patriot Act — make it illegal for banks to take money from marijuana businesses.” 

Update:

Banks cleared to accept marijuana business

Frank Keating, president and CEO of the American Bankers Association, said the new rules aren’t enough to reassure banks.

“While we appreciate the efforts by the Department of Justice and FinCEN, guidance or regulation doesn’t alter the underlying challenge for banks,” he said. “As it stands, possession or distribution of marijuana violates federal law, and banks that provide support for those activities face the risk of prosecution and assorted sanctions.”

 

Heroin for profit-

Somehow, arrangements can be made at the bank to deal with sums as large as $3.6 million?

Is there an incentive to allow heroin traffickers to cross into the US?

If heroin was prevented from entering the US- law enforcement paydays like this one might not be possible:

Justice Department distributes more than $3.4 million to local law enforcement

From another source:

“A news conference is planned for Wednesday where the FBI, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshals will distribute $3.6 million to local police departments. The money was seized after busting one of Ohio’s largest heroin distribution rings.”

 

 

Photo- Fog clears on a summer morning at Indian Island

 

DSC_0149Both major parties are OK with ongoing, undeclared wars overseas, the drug war racket, & a Dept. of Homeland Security that can’t keep heroin out of the US.

 

Wars-

Winding down because US officials are ready- or leaving because host governments say the US is no longer welcome to stay?

US not welcome to stay in Iraq

US not welcome to stay in Afghanistan

 

Marijuana-

Take a look at the first states to approve medical marijuana. These states authorized medical use of marijuana based on voter initiatives- not action taken by elected officials. Ditto for both states that have said yes to recreational use of marijuana.

Is there anything written into a state or national party platform by either of our major political parties indicating they are interested in marijuana legalization or ending The Drug War?

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

Related:

Both major parties on marijuana policy-

 

Heroin & The US Dept. of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

Heroin use on the rise.

DSC_0001More here: Puget Sound Heroin

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

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Working Waterfront- Bellingham

 

DSC_0011_011Voter approved marijuana businesses prohibited from using a bank:

“In essence, we would be laundering money as the law looks at it,” said Larry Hueth, president and CEO of Port Angeles-based First Federal.

“We would be breaking the law.”

Love to see newspeople ask:

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

 

Marijuana is controversial- beer is not.

Local event happening on the same weekend the above story came out:

Strange Brewfest 2014-

“Although Port Townsend has no shortage of hotel rooms, this event sells out the entire town every year.”

 

Marijuana for profit-

“…the Bank Security Act and the Patriot Act — make it illegal for banks to take money from marijuana businesses.” 

 

Heroin for profit-

Somehow, arrangements can be made at the bank to deal with sums as large as $3.6 million?

Is there an incentive to allow heroin traffickers to cross into the US?

If heroin was prevented from entering the US- law enforcement paydays like this one might not be possible:

Justice Department distributes more than $3.4 million to local law enforcement

From another source:

“A news conference is planned for Wednesday where the FBI, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshals will distribute $3.6 million to local police departments. The money was seized after busting one of Ohio’s largest heroin distribution rings.”

 

Related:

You are an adult in Washington State

Puget Sound Heroin

Heroin & the Port Angeles Border Patrol

News tip/story idea

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

A very serious War on Terror

Proud War on Terror- unable to keep heroin out of the US

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

Photo Starfish at Oak Bay

 

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