Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Trinity county repeals its marijuana law
Citing public safety issues, the Trinity County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday repealed a year-old ordinance that allowed medical marijuana users to exceed state limits on how much marijuana residents could grow and keep.
After a public hearing at the Veterans Hall in Weaverville, the board voted unanimously to repeal the ordinance that was passed last fall.
"What we adopted last year ruined the fabric of the county," said Supervisor Wendy Reiss, who voted for the ordinance last year.
I've said this before, but I strongly suggest that medical marijuana advocates find some way to address rather than dismiss all of these concerns. That's a backlash now in two of the "emerald triangle" counties. According to the article, most of the speakers supported the repeal.
This could be a big bomb.
Estelle supports medical marijuana only...by the book. Sensible and cautious.
If you really believe in God, no man-made law can take away your right to what God has given you. God gave us the herb. We even have brain receptors adapted already to receive its goodness.
If you stand back and do nothing and hope they will go away, you better be ready for drug addicted children and a soaring homicide rate.
Amazing comment above mine in this day and age and community. Reefer Madness is still alive and well in some people's minds..
This is not God Stephen. And you know it.
Come out of the closet Stephen. We all know you're an Atheist.
To legalize may lower the price on which much of the economy rests.
Not to legalize means people keep getting arrested and lives interfered with by government agencies.
Is medical marijuana the happy medium that SoHum generally agrees on? Or the law that attorneys can use to get arrested growers off the hook?
Nobody bash me for asking this, I really want to know.
I am a displaced SoHum gal myself with family still there. I relatively neutral feelings toward marijuana in general, although stoned people do bore the crap out of me. Politically, I think it should be completely legalized because it's illegality and its inflated black-market value create social problems for the community.
Hey, try taking a walk in "your" hills this time of the year. Try some star gazing up the the hills. Let us know if you live through it.
All this courtesy of the pot industry.
It means she has a post on her blog linking to this thread, in case you'd like to join her conversation there. Usually she has some lively discussions on these topics, so you might want to pay her a visit.
It seems the answer to all of the problems of the Humboldt Nation, the hospital issue, the Supervisor issue, the ROTR issue etc, is as stated in the repeating chorus; to spark a bowl and pass it around.
Well, there you go. Marijuana isn't the problem, it's the answer.
And not so many years ago, so was running liquor stills in the Smokey Mountains to make "Grandma's Medicine"
Or, Dr. Singley's Cordial Elixir of Siam Cure-All with dubious amounts of alcohol as the "medicinal" treatment.
Snake Oil is Snake Oil no matter who pitches it's usefulness in a modern-era version of a traveling medicine show.
Oh, but it sure does bring in an awful lot of money. On this, we can all agree.
Spare me the tales of how they have propped up a few money laundering storefronts in Garberville. They are a costly burden for us all, especially those of us with children.
They are nothing more than armed terrorists who have stolen our own countryside. If it takes a military intervention to get rid of them, so be it.
Now I know, there was no political message at all. What was the chorus line again? Something like Humboldt's sufferin'? What does that mean?
Anyway , there are drinking songs and now pot smoking songs too. Level playing field. Getting intoxicated is more fun when you're singing.
Ed, I hate to disagree with you, but I happen to live in Mendocino County, and the backlash was largely fed by the rampant abuse of our public lands and poisoning of our creeks, which has nothing to do with "medical marijuana." I can't take a hike on the public lands up the road from me, because there have been several industrial-size busts, and there's no f*%#@!g way I'm going up there unless accompanied by a large group. That's pretty screwed up, you know?
As for law enforcement, Allman has always been supportive of medical marijuana. What he DOESN'T support is the continued rape of our public lands, as evidenced by huge operations all over BLM, State Parks, and National Parks holdings.
Legalize it already, kill the black market, don't give industrial growers and cartels any reason to keep abusing our public lands, and quit it with the "medical marijuana" cover. Yes, it's extremely beneficial for a number of people suffering from diseases such as cancer. But the reality is, the majority of us use it for recreational purposes, just like we drink red wine to loosen up and not just clear our arteries. It's way, WAY past time we act like adults about it.
If pot should be legalized, then the cops are wrong to bust the growers.
The growers want to be left alone to poison our creeks and our children. And bury their profits in glass jars.
I do believe another benefit of legalization would be to completely blow the whole "outlaw romanticism" of marijuana growing, which has been bullshit for a good 25 years now. Liquor's regulated and taxed, and everyone with half a brain knows a little bit is good for you but too much will kill you. Why can't we do the same for marijuana (although no one's ever died from marijuana poisoning)?
I'll add that its also consistent with the agenda to have laws enforced against others but not against them. Attributing all drug realted violence to the "Mexican cartels" while dismissing the more common violence associated with the "little guy" is also part of their strategy. Its actually very simple, prosecute anyone but me.
And 11:25 I agree with you too, in principle. But until legalization comes about, there is every good reason to suppress the profit based criminality associated with marijuana growing. In fact, by showing they have respect for law, proponents of legalization will advance their cause much better than by trying to justify the actions of "outlaws". Yes to Civil disobedience. No to criminal enterprise.
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