Thursday, November 8, 2012

DEA Promises to Continue Drug War and Ignore Voter Decisions in Colorado and Washington

DEA Promises to Continue Drug War and Ignore Voter Decisions in Colorado and Washington

By JG Vibes
November 7, 2012
Voters in Colorado and Washington have decided to legalize cannabis for recreational use, however the feds have promised to ignore states rights and lock people up anyway, regardless of local laws.
Bob Tuskin reported on the story for The Intel Hub this morning, saying that:
“Both Colorado and Washington have passed referendums legalizing cannabis use. The plant is still made illegal according to federal law.
Colorado’s Proposition 64 makes it legal for anyone over the age of 21 to possess marijuana and for businesses to sell it.  It will be interesting to see how the feds treat this.
Barry Soetoro claimed he would not go after legal medical facilities and respect state laws. Fail!”
The local politicians, even those who opposed the initiative, actually seem to be respecting the will of the voters, but they have also expressed that the feds will not be so understanding.
Last night Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, an opponent of Amendment 64 told reporters that:
“The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will. This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through.
That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don’t break out the Cheetos or gold fish too quickly.”
Unfortunately, he is right, the feds do intend to carry on the drug war within the borders of states that have legalized cannabis.
This will without a doubt lead to a period of legal conflict within these states and more innocent nonviolent drug users will continue to be put behind bars.
However, the good news to this is that a crackdown of this nature will make the drug war look even worse than it already does and prove that the federal government is going against the wishes of the popular vote.
Up until the past few years, the establishment has actually had public opinion on their side in regards to the drug war, but as more people are learning the truth about prohibition that advantage has begun to slip away.
For the feds to blatantly ignore the wishes of the voters will further undermine the drug war and undermine the electoral process itself.
With that being said, smoking cannabis openly and proudly in these states will be an act of civil disobedience that many are currently planning.
You can’t arrest everyone and, when a law becomes truly unenforceable, is when it will actually be rendered obsolete.
It’s important to remember that just because the law has been written down onto paper though, doesn’t mean that the battle is over.
Read more articles by this author HERE.
J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter-culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, a staff writer and reporter for The Intel Hub and host of a show called Voluntary Hippie Radio.  

1 comment:

  1. Well if you are a US Citizen, you fall under Federal jurisdiction.

    What part of this reality are people missing?
    Awake, are we?
    You can't say you live in the state and at the same time live in the federal and pick and choose which laws of either you want to obey.

    You are a citizen!
    Make up your mind!
    Be a US Citizen and say your are, or be a citizen of your state and stop being a US Citizen.

    That clear enough?
    Don't know how. Well let's give a clue. when you were born, you were born free. You choose to be a citizen of anything.

    By birth right you are born in your state.
    So go out and research all the contracts you entered that takes you out of the state?
    All those contracts that asked "Are you a US Citizen and you said yes."
    Employment, insurance, driver's license, id, rental agreements, etc. you pick up a gun to fight someone who is getting you to perform the obligations of contracts you signed, then you are the one going to war, not them.

    These people on the internet will not and cannot tell you everything. Neither can I.

    By design the information is spread out, and accessible.

    You. Living your life. When you are ready. Only when you are ready. You will seek the truth, and the truth will be shown to you. You will try to push the truth onto others. That's a trespass. A no no. The truth is for you because you are looking. When they are ready, and only when they are ready, they will seek and find, too.

    But you are not their God, and if you interfere with their spiritual path, no matter how slow it is for you; you generate an energy that has to be cleared, we'll call it Karma.

    Ever heard of why bad things happen to good people? Yeah.

    You weren't taught everything. But you can learn anything you want to because you seek and you will find it.

    The system is not the problem.
    How you see it and what you do in it that conflicts with what you want, is the problem.

    Figure out what you want, and be true, be you, and fix the things you are doing that are contrary to your desires.

    You chose to come here, learn your world.