Independence Day is over- put away all the freedom talk.


Medical marijuana has been legal here since 1998. It is still extremely controversial.


See comments below this article for lots of controversy:

“The ordinance effectively bans medical marijuana within city limits but positions the city for the possibility that a conflict between state and federal laws will someday be resolved.”


This past spring- a police raid was conducted on a Port Townsend residence because of the odor of legal medical marijuana:

UPDATED: No suspects charged in morning raid
Police discover medical marijuana license on site

Raid first- ask questions later.


Preserving a free society, free markets, free trade, private property rights, & a minimal bureaucracy where violent SWAT raids are used to go after adults who want to peacefully grow a marijuana plant in the back yard.

Democrats are A-OK with the violent SWAT raids too- they just talk less about personal responsibility, individual liberty, constitutional principles, smaller, limited government, free enterprise, private property rights, etc.


Over the past two years- as an unpaid volunteer- I was able to collect more than 1000 signatures in the Port Townsend area for marijuana legalization.

In the case of the initiatives I volunteered for- legalization meant ending all penalties for adults at the state level.

Marijuana should be just as legal as a glass of wine.


Those who oppose medical marijuana frequently say that it is just a scam for people who want to get high.

People attend Happy Hours at bars all across America- just because they want to get high.

Maybe these folks just want to get high:

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Americans were never meant to agree on matters of a personal nature. This is why we have so many different churches here.

Law enforcement resources should be used to go after individuals who are harming others- not for policing arbitrary pre-crime scenarios.



Photo- Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary from Crescent Beach- Vancouver Island in the distance