Obama to Youth on MJ Laws: “But, Global Warming.”

Here, Obama ought to know better. Even if he didn’t read the Department of Justice’s report on Ferguson, surely he read the news stories about it. In Ferguson, there are almost as many arrest warrants as there are residents. No shit. Many of these warrants—how many is not made clear by the DOJ—are for minor traffic infractions. The arrest warrants are largely a product of the police department being used as a revenue collection agency. This is important. A number of the arrest warrants in Ferguson are presumably also for drugs, even for “nonviolent drug offenders.” In other jurisdictions, marijuana decriminalization is coupled with new fines for possession, revealing how the drug war, too, is in part a revenue collection exercise.
Keeping marijuana criminalized because people like Barack Obama—rich, affluent elites who have admitted to drug use in their youth—don’t think the rest of us can handle making decisions about our bodies also creates ample opportunity for constitutional rights violations.

Keeping marijuana criminalized because people like Barack Obama—rich, affluent elites who have admitted to drug use in their youth—don’t think the rest of us can handle making decisions about our bodies also creates ample opportunity for constitutional rights violations.

via New Jersey Has a Law That Makes It a Crime Not to Surrender Your Drugs to Police – Hit & Run : Reason.com.

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