Thursday, March 23, 2017

Because Tulsi Gabbard Loves Us When No-One Else Does

Many of you, likely the majority of you, realize busting people for marijuana has nothing to do with drug control and the state just does it because it can.  That gives legal justification for SWAT raids so that makes a love connection for Washington.

We much prefer the love connection from Tulsi Gabbard since she recognizes the damage from this capricious behavior by the state.

“Mostly in poor and minority communities our current laws are turning everyday Americans into criminals, sending them to jail, ruining their lives, tearing apart families and wasting huge amounts of taxpayer dollars to arrest, prosecute and incarcerate people for marijuana use,” Gabbard’s statement said.

- RT:  Decriminalizing pot: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard backs act to stop ‘tearing apart families’

Marijuana doesn't tear up families but prosecution light years beyond any valid concern of protection for anyone wrecks families routinely and without the tiniest concern for it.

Note:  most of the SWAT raids are for drugs and not terrorism prevention.  I don't have the citation but I suspect you know it intuitively.

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has urged Congress to federally decriminalize marijuana Tuesday, introducing a bipartisan act to to remove the drug from the federal controlled substances list.

“FBI reports have shown that in 2011 alone, an individual in the United States was arrested for marijuana use, sale or possession every 42 seconds,” Gabbard said in a statement.

- RT

How about that figure for your fiscally-conservative bippy?

Note:  the bippy had to be resurrected from "Laugh In" to see if anyone is paying attention.

You all know the spiel since it's a waste of money prosecuting it, etc, etc.

My only concern if I'm busted is how long before I can get some more.  It's not that cops are too stupid to find me but a sixty-six-year-old stoner isn't worth busting.  I don't sell anything and cops aren't interested when there's no commerce.  Cops need me as much as stale donuts.

The interesting part to the Rockhouse is Tulsi Gabbard has the stones to take the direct position.  It's not the strongest since decriminalization couldn't be less aggressive than reading "High Times" and calling it a day but, relative to the flaccidity or overt negativity in Congress, she's the current NORML racehorse.

Note:  NORML is National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws and it has been in existence since the Sixties.

Congress isn't even doing anything about heroin which is a real-time major league problem so the probability of losing the nuisance laws around marijuana is probably not too high.  All of us know it already that focus on marijuana takes it away from heroin since stoners don't screw with it but the state remains intransigent on the matter.

All of us know already the problem with heroin is extreme.  Lotho has given some exemplary reports on the real world experience and that's most appreciated when mostly any news on the subject comes with heavy synth and dramatic pundit delivery.  And you all know already drama is the last thing the subject needs.

Something which really is needed is real interdiction of heroin instead of this pony boy bullshit from Homeland Security.  Calling a country secure when it's awash in heroin is just about as darkly laughable as it gets.

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