Reader: Pitting good pot smokers v. bad pot smokers = prohibitionist victory
Our post about a federal attempt to shut down a medical marijuana superstore in California, and questions about whether U.S. Attorney John Walsh might take a similar tack in Colorado, became a busy reader forum. Here's a comment by someone who thinks marijuana users need to band together rather than fighting among themselves.
California is completely different than Colorado. There is no registry, no limits on possession and cultivation, and no limits on what medical conditions get you a doctor's recommendation. Therefore, they have none of the crazy regulations that they have instituted in Colorado for tracking, etc. Amiano thankfully withdrew his California version of Colorado's HB1284 a few weeks ago.
Remember, for people who really want to END PROHIBITION, there is NO SUCH THING as "criminal activity" related to marijuana. For us legalizers, stuff "going out the back door" is not a bad thing.
As long as you keep yourself thinking in the Us vs. Them mentality (good pot smokers vs bad pot smokers), prohibitionists win! There is no such thing as a criminal pot smoker! The cops have you right where they want to, blaming the victim instead of trying to end prohibition.
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