Archives for category: Marijuana

DSC_0008 copyJust days after the nation celebrated Independence- someone gets caught with marijuana at a federal campground inside Washington State.

“A man called KING 5 to say he had pot confiscated and was ticketed while camping with friends. It happened when a ranger came by to check on their campfire. The ranger noticed the group had a small amount of marijuana.
The camper said he purchased it legally, but because he was on federal land the viewer said the pot was confiscated and that he got a $125 ticket.”

“Larry Chambers, a US Forest Service spokesperson says the agency is legally required to enforce federal laws on public lands they manage, even though Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana in November 2012.”

Click here to view authoritarian comments from people who are all about federal law even though they probably were up for celebrating independence on July 4th.

Favorite comment:

“Its federal land. Just like the Military bases.”

Maybe American culture would be easier to understand if all of the US was one giant military base.

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.

Same country where half time sports announcers remind us that The Troops are fighting undeclared/unwon wars overseas in order to defend your rights and freedoms.

 

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US Department of Credibility

 

 

Photo- Summer on Whidbey Island

 

DSC_0022Mystery drug results in drug treatment sentence:

Drug treatment sentence handed down in Sequim-area burglary

Was the man stealing, selling, or transporting drugs?

Was he on drugs? What sort of drugs were involved in this case?

In the past, there has been news of heroin in Sequim.

More here.

Love to see a reporter ask what role the US Border Patrol plays in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula.

Olympic Peninsula heroin racket:

Terry sentenced in heroin case

Devin L. Terry, 23, of Port Angeles, was sentenced to 24 months probation on April 24 in Clallam County Superior Court. Terry pled guilty on April 3 to delivering heroin to OPNET members on two separate days in December 2013. A third charge was dismissed in exchange for Terry’s guilty plea.

Terry was arrested when OPNET members completed a narcotics search warrant at an apartment in the 1900 block of South Pine Street in Port Angeles. Terry’s prior criminal history includes malicious mischief 2, burglary and taking a motor vehicle without permission.

 

Local TV station:

Bottle your own whiskey at Woodinville Whiskey Co.

Same city that has banned voter-approved marijuana outlets:

WOODINVILLE BANS MARIJUANA BUSINESSES INSIDE CITY LIMITS

 

In a general sense- marijuana is controversial, while wine is almost universally accepted.

Wines to complement your meals grilled outdoors

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.

 

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Photo- Bowman Bay

 

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Whidbey Island-

Federal grant money goes to “…gain a better grasp on cross border activity and to prevent illegal crossings.” on Whidbey Island.

Took a quick look on the web to see if there is a post 911 history of maritime “cross-border activity” on Whidbey & could not find anything. If anyone has info, please post in comments.

 

Over on the Olympic Peninsula- post 911 cash has beefed up coastal  security:

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula?

“… their main interaction with the boating public: Boarding boats and checking for ID, getting a “vibe,” as Jeff P. called it, for what’s up.”

Meanwhile-

Heroin traffickers say FU to passports, enhanced driver’s licenses & all other post-911 efforts designed to keep terrorists out of the US.

May, 2013:

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

Still no justification provided by elected officials or the US Border Patrol for an upgrade in staff requiring a new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility.

Secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.

News links & documentation here: News tip/story idea

 

Sunnyside-

Scare tactics brought to you by the folks who take federal Drug War grant money.

“Freng said drugs were rampant in the United States before the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act, which required labeling for alcohol, opiates, cocaine, cannabis and other drugs.”

Back when marijuana was legal- in the days when Americans were inventing and producing light bulbs, automobiles, airplanes, etc.

Dr. Freng,

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.

Allowing legal, domestic production of marijuana would serve to eliminate a portion of distraction and potential corruption at the border.

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

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

More here: Drug War Racket

Related: A post 911 Puget Sound area

 

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Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

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US Department of Credibility

 

 

 

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Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

 

 

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?

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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-

 

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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

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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-

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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 remain legal.

Related:

Freedom Fetish

A Free Society?

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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-

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Crescent Beach/Salt Creek

 

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