Friday, October 15, 2010

US government will keep locking up pot smokers even if Prop 19 passes

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Attorney General Eric Holder
Attorney General Eric Holder

For today’s lesson in “The US Is Run By Drugaphobic Assholes”:

[Attorney General Eric Holder] made the comments in a letter to former chiefs of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter, dated Wednesday.

"We will vigorously enforce the CSA against those individuals and organizations that possess, manufacture or distribute marijuana for recreational use, even if such activities are permitted under state law," Holder wrote.

He also said that legalizing recreational marijuana in California would be a "significant impediment" to the government's joint efforts with state and local law enforcement to target drug traffickers, who often distribute marijuana alongside cocaine and other drugs. Holder said approval of the ballot measure would "significantly undermine" efforts to keep California communities safe.

Shorter Holder: “Even if California says it’s legal to smoke this harmless drug, we will still enforce pointless laws designed to make your life a living hell over our blind fear of anything that people do on their own time and their own dime, because, hey, we got nothing better to do than waste time on this bullshit.

Because these weed-fearing jackals won’t come out and say it themselves.

(via @todayspolitics)