With all the things going on, you just have to sigh when you see another Times Standard headline for Pot. You get the feeling all the reporters do is sit around smoking dope and wishing it was legal. Once again they are calling for selective enforcement of laws.
☛ TS About time for federal about face
Legalize it and stop this sham that has nothing to do with 'medicine' and everything to do with allowing massive grows for obscene profits. Let the grower-dealers pay the 50% of their incomes in taxes, make them comply with the laws, taxes, employee withholdings, business licenses, fees, employee withholdings and paperwork, labor and environmental compliance - all of the things that they are unjustly avoiding right now.
It's not just about Ammiano's tax on an ounce of dope, it's about fundamental honesty and fairness, and equal treatment under the law.
And, you're in dangerous territory when you are applauding the Government choosing to ignore its own laws. If you - if the people - think the law is wrong, they must change the law, eliminate it if you will, but what is happening now shows that the rule of law means nothing. That does seem to be where we are headed, where lawmakers like Thompson are constructing new laws to punish those they are angry at, and simultaneously choosing to let others break laws and slide, you really are in trouble.
Your laws either mean something or they don't. Apparently it is the latter.
We're in Animal Farm territory, with all pigs being equal, but some pigs are more equal than others.