A man in Belton Texas recently tried to defend himself by shooting at some men who were climbing through a window into his house.
It turns out the men who were climbing in were police.
Apparently they received a tip that there was drug activity and the cops decided to sneak into his house to see if there was any drug activity there. They did not find any drug activity there.
As one would expect, the owner of the house shot at the people who were sneaking in.
The person who was trying to defend himself from intruders is being charged with murder of a police officer and attempted murder of the other police officers he shot at as they were trying to sneak into his house.
So it turns out it is illegal to shoot at people who are sneaking into your house if the people sneaking into your house are police officers using bullshit tips from bullshit tipsters to justify their intrusion, and invasion of privacy.
Just because drugs exist doesn't mean we get to throw due process out the window.
The problems created by prohibition are way worse than any problems prohibition claims it intended to resolve.
The decay of our right to privacy in this country is something that should not be tolerated.
The report on the Killeen Daily Herald almost makes it seem like the guy shooting the intruders is a cop killer. The news agency really needs to present the facts in a more non-biased manner.
Tell the Killeen Daily Herald what you think about this complete travesty of justice and the way they presented the story in a completely unfair way.
The problem is that the Legislature hasn't yet created a licensing system to allow sales of medical marijuana.
Click here to see the full letter that was sent to all of the Seattle Dispensaries.
This is a horrible situation. Many people depend on these safe access points. The fact that Seattle is asking them to acquire a license that doesn't exist is evil.
502 forgot homegrow and sharing, two things that people depend on.
If you think asking medical marijuana patients to get their marijuana through the "legal marijuana system", then the "legal marijuana system" needs to include (a lot of things and) two of the most important components of the medical marijuana system
If you want to grow under Washington State's "legal marijuana system" you have to buy a $1000 license-lottery-ticket and hope you win.
Under Washington's medical marijuana system, if you have a qualifying condition you can grow your own medicine, you can designate a friend or family member to grow medicine for you. You can share the cost of supplies and labor. You can share medicine with other patients with qualifying conditions and authorizations.
502 doesn't allow any of that. The idea that a medical marijuana patient is going to be asked to get marijuana through the "legal marijuana system" is criminal at this point because cannabis normally goes for $8 per gram at the medical access points and $40 per gram at the "legal marijuana system" access points.
Patients can not afford this. A lot of patients can not afford the $8 per gram, asking them to stop growing their own, and asking them to pay $40 per gram is just despicable.
Something must be done about Washington's "legal marijuana system" and it's failure to include a free small homegrow for every adult.