The headlines are growing alarming, with CBS reporting “Mysterious Men Dropping from Helicopters to Chop Down NorCal Marijuana Grows” and Time reporting “Californians Turn to Private Security to Police Pot Country.”
As CBS reports, citing witness accounts: “These mystery men are clothed in combat camouflage, outfitted for what appears to be battle – armed with the likes of knives, machetes and saws.”Who are they and what are they doing?
Shockingly enough, they’re on an environmental cleanup mission.According to CBS and Time, they’re privately contracted law-enforcement agents with Logistical Environmental Asset Remediation, or Lear Asset Management, who simply drop onto people’s properties without a warrant and start chopping down marijuana plants that are being legally grown in California for medicinal reasons.One permitted marijuana grower, Susan Schindler of Mendocino County, who was subjected to the surprise air assault recounted her experience to CBS.
March 27, 2014
Maryland Mall Shooter was a Pothead
Liberal commentators laughed at Senator Sessions’ reference to Lady Gaga being addicted to marijuana, but in fact she said she was “smoking up to 15-20 marijuana cigarettes a day,” allegedly to deal with various ailments. She has been a longtime Obama supporter…….
by Cliff Kincaid
Black America: Stop The Insanity
I do not know what it is going to take for black America to see the light; to realize the betrayal of a majority of the modern civil rights coalition. If these so-called advocates truly gave a hoot about blacks, they would celebrate extraordinary black conservative achievers such as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and businessman extraordinaire Herman Cain. These blacks should be held high for black youths to see what can be achieved………
“There’ a rising tide of acceptance of the fact that people are going to smoke marijuana, and it’s like the prohibition against alcohol in the 1930s. There’s a recognition that perhaps the laws are causing more harm than the drugs themselves,” says Rick Steves, author and travel host.
Steves and others attended “The Final Days of Prohibition” conference in downtown Los Angeles in early October. The conference was put on by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), and Reason TV was on the scene to ask about the future of marijuana laws in the U.S., particularly in the upcoming election where the states of Oregon, Washington, and Colorado all have marijuana legalization initiatives on the ballot.
The Prez appears to have been quite the Hawaii pot head.
Buzzfeed has what at first seems a hilarious take on the President and his serious weed smoking days. It’s a must read: A User’s Guide to Smoking Pot with Barack Obama.
But there is another side to the story, the Prez as serious hypocrite. Firedoglake has that side of the story:
Details from a new book Barack Obama: The Story contains in-depth details about his frequent marijuana use as a young man. Although Obama admitted to using marijuana in his memoir Dreams From My Father, we now learn for example that Obama was a frequently indulging aficionado who was a big fan of hot boxing in cars. While Obama’s past marijuana use is treated as merely a funny anecdote, his hypocrisy on the issue of marijuana and the destruction his continued support for prohibition causes is no laughing matter.