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    KenBee, oldpotsmuggler

     There is so much (1930's-era) misinformation generated by, and perpetrated in the law enforcement community here in Cali regarding "The dangers of marijuana". So, you can imagine some of the cops that have grown up in mostly white, republican, suburban "quiet" neighborhoods, that go into law enforcement have some amazingly ignorant preconceptions of the green stuff. And then off they go into communities where they have never been, in a demographic they are not familiar with, to enforce the law. It is really sad seeing them come in with one plant and a felony arrest of one good productive citizen whose life they just ruined for cultivation. Meanwhile, a tweaker is busy terrorizing the neighborhood with armed robberies and burglaries, and they don't have the heuvos, or the patience, to make that moron their project.                       Schwarzenegger did the right thing to sign the decrim act here, but there is so much work to do. They would be wise, DEA included, to focus their efforts on meth production and Mexican dope of all kinds. During my career, (all in the street), I have never seen a stoned person: steal a car, commit murder, rob someone at gunpoint, molest a child, rape someone, burglarize a home, or fight police, et al...It just saddens me that, as a country, and those charged with it's safety and security, have not evolved into a 21st Century thought process. Like I am fond of  saying: "It's a fuckin' plant, just like a carrot, man".  SSK, your child of the sixties...  

    "Hey Clinton, I'm bushed" - Keith Richards

    by Santa Susanna Kid on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 04:30:01 PM PST

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