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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Two stories that show that only people committing other crimes or stopped at traffic stops arrested for ganja

 

These two stories (one was run twice in an apparent attempt to inflate the fear mongering rhetoric) about the latest arrests for ganja continue to show that only people arrested for other crimes and traffic stops get arrested for ganja. They also demonstrate both the futility and danger of passing SB 94.

SB 94 will limit access to Delaware’s affirmative medical defensefree website counters that anyone who can benefit from marijuana can now use by intentionally limiting patients who would be allowed to use ganja. SB 94 will also encourage the criminal justice system to go after other ganja consumers more rabidly as has happened in every other state that has passed such laws.

By intentionally narrowing the definition of what patients benefit from the use of ganja, as demonstrated by intentionally removing glaucoma patients from the list of approved applications, as well as the inclusion of language that creates more anti-religious/anti-recreational crimes. These will combine to encourage cops to go after more ganja consumers and will reverse the last 40 some years of advancements that have brought the arrest rate down from over 8,000 people a year to only a handful more than 200 a year.

 

They had been detained the previous day, police said.

New Castle County police first arrested Kayci Riley, of Landenberg, Pa., Tuesday morning in the parking lot of the Mermaid Run Condominiums in Pike Creek after someone reported the black Acura Integra she and Michael Maynard were in as suspicious. A responding officer approached the vehicle and smelled marijuana when the door was opened, police said.

In the vehicle he found more than 2 ounces of marijuana, a digital scale and 48 Ecstasy pills, according to police. Riley told police that the drugs were hers, and she was charged with related offenses. She was released on $33,500 unsecured bail. Maynard was released without being charged.

Delaware crime: Two twice found with illicit drugs, police say | delawareonline.com | The News Journal

 

Maurice Cannon, 27, of Bridgeville was spotted about 3 a.m. in the passenger seat of a vehicle on U.S. 13, said police Sgt. Walter Newton. It was stopped in a parking lot on Porter Street and Cannon was arrested without incident.

He was wanted on 10 charges including robbery, burglary and assault. When arrested, Cannon had 2.6 grams of crack cocaine and 2.5 grams of marijuana, Newton said.

The driver of the car, 22-year-old Mandy Tribble of Dover, had 1.8 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, he said.

 

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200991212009

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