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Friday, November 6, 2009

Report: Pot use, arrests rising in California

Despite the Pollyanna rhetoric about the non-existent "New Obama Policy", the arrest rate continues to soar in California and every other state that has passed so-called medical marijuana laws. Instead of creating a more rational environment, it seems pretty obvious that these laws have muddied the waters and encouraged law enforcement to arrest more people for ganja related crimes.
 
These facts, coupled with the limiting effect of Delaware's Senate Bill 94, which will destroy a broadly available affirmative defense, intentionally limit the number of patients who can use medical marijuana, and creates several new anti-religious/anti-recreational consumer laws is why Delaware Cannabis Society has decided NOT to support SB 94.
 
What rational person would abandon the dropping arrest rate in Delaware in favor of a bill that would end encouraging law enforcement to arrest more patients, more religious consumers and more recreational consumers? Where is the sanity in the concept of supporting such a poorly written bill?
 
 
 

Report: Pot use, arrests rising in California

Friday, November 6, 2009

Marijuana arrests in California are increasing faster than the nationwide rate...

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Nationally, Gettman said, marijuana arrests have doubled since 1991,but marijuana use is unchanged.

Gettman is a former director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. He said he favors the legalization of marijuana.

Gettman's report came a day after state officials announced that the state-federal Campaign Against Marijuana Planting had seized a record 4.4 million pot plants in California this year, up from 2.9 million in 2008.

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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/06/BA3D1AFV8I.DTL&feed=rss.news

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