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Tribal official with interesting last name

The tribes can legally grow and sell marijuana;

The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council this year rejected a proposal to allow marijuana on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Law and Order Committee Chairwoman Ellen Fills the Pipe says marijuana is a drug, and her gut feeling is that the tribe won’t allow its cultivation.

Maybe next time Woster needs to interview an official with the last name ‘Kills the Pipe’ instead.

The war on pot is costing us

Not only in tax dollars for prosecution and incarceration, but in lives.

This latest case of just one drug robbery gone bad (over marijuana) has produced this;

  • Prosecution of 3 conspiritors and a murderer
  • One person dead, another injured
  • Probably over a million dollars in prosecution costs and incarceration

This was ONE incident over the greed and hysteria caused by people dealing weed. Heck, we even had a shoot-out in the streets of Sioux Falls over people stealing weed from each other, which could have resulted in more people dead, including police officers. It is going on across the country, and other states are realizing the war just isn’t worth it anymore, and are seizing a tax revenue source in the process instead more costs in prosecution to taxpayers. In fact, one little town in Colorado has experienced a monthly sales tax increase of $44,000 a month and are using the windfall to fix their streets instead of building bigger jails and courtrooms.

While I support medical marijuana legalization in South Dakota, I encourage the petitioners to go whole hog instead, and support a measure that also legalizes recreational usage. I actually believe such a measure would get more support than just medical (it has failed twice on the ballot in SD).

I’ve seen many lives ruined because of marijuana, a (natural) drug that has been proven to be much less harmful then alcohol (a narcotic) and could be sold legally to create a tax revenue source for counties struggling with tight budgets when it comes to legal services.

Lives ruined because of the insatiable desire to make felons out of people who smoke a plant.

There are also other benefits besides medical and homeopathic. It is also an incredible agriculture product that can be grown in its NON-THC form, Hemp, to be used in clothing, essential oils and can even be burned producing as much energy heat as coal. The uses are endless.

I have often believed that cannabis is a true gift from God that we have bastardized because of the greed of our prison systems and the pharmaceutical industry. This pointless greed has hit home, and we must use the Lebeau incident as a lesson in how we can take something bad like botched drug deals, and turn them into a positive, to help the sick, the state coffers and the agriculture industry. Let’s pull our heads out of the sand in this country and state and use this amazing gift to our benefit.

IS FAKE POT STILL ILLEGAL TO PURCHASE IN SD?

You tell me.

You can still go into numerous smoke shops throughout SF and purchase ‘scent bags’ with the same potpourri in the sachets. As I understand, still the same stuff with a different description.

So what did the state legislature, or any legislature in the country accomplish by making it illegal? Not much. As I understand, from people who work in crime labs, they can just change a few ingredients and the (fake) purpose of the product and you usurp the law.

When is the justice system, law enforcement and legislators going to figure it out? Make naturally grown marijuana legal and you don’t have to worry about synthetic drugs. Heck, you don’t have to worry about billions of dollars a year going to Mexico, and you could tax the product at an almost 50% rate and turn our economy around.

OR, we can keep fighting these stupid little battles over synthetic drugs.

Smokin’ Pot? Who cares.

While not to many great things come from Montana, I will admit, they have awesome juries;

A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court this month.

Jurors — well, potential jurors — staged a revolt.

They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody for having a couple of buds of marijuana.

The jurors have had it. They realized something that most of us have known for a long time; convicting casual marijuana users is a waste of taxpayer’s time and money.

“I think that’s outstanding,” John Masterson, who heads Montana’s branch of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said when told of the incident. “The American populace over the last 10 years or so has begun to believe in a majority that assigning criminal penalties for the personal possession of marijuana is an unjust and a stupid use of government resources.”

Read the whole article. Good stuff to fill your pipe with.

Get outta here!

Bob, Bob, Bob . . .

The Prohibition of Mary Jane may end

Another positive outcome of the recession? Maybe.

Of course Glenn “Fuck up a wet dream” Beck acts like a junior high kid talking about vaginas in the back of the classroom;

Glenn Beck had on Rob Kampia of the Marijuana Policy Project to discuss the proposal to decriminalize pot possession in California and to use the revenues to pay down the state’s budget deficit.

Now, Beck has already wished aloud that we could kick California out of the Union, so no doubt this just adds to his angst.

But if you’ll notice: One person in this conversation was calm, reasonable, had an abundance of facts at hand, and actually made pretty good sense. The other person was incoherent, meandering, silly, made a lot of irrelevant observations from outer space, and relied on dumb stereotypes and non-facts.

And Glenn Beck was not the former. On top of that, his nonstop sneering at Kampia made him look like a real sphincter.

In fact, this entire clip generally makes a convincing argument in favor of the marijuana advocates. If the best the opposition can come up with is this kind of gaping stupidity …