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"Murphy was an optimist!"

Scott County’s future looking prosperous! January 23, 2006 5:20 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : News, Of Interest
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In November I posted “Future headlines we might see in Denver’s paper” Now we have “Charges have been dropped against Eric Footer”

Eric Footer was the first person arrested in Denver under state marijuana law since the city’s voters wiped out penalties for adults who possess small amounts of marijuana.

And it looks like Nevada is quickly following in Denver’s footsteps. The dam is breaking and legalization of marijuana is coming.

In related news, Michael Silence discusses the fact that TN already accepts taxes on drugs and the impact it has had on drug users that have neglected to pay their taxes such as this found on Say Uncle:

In Tennessee, a 60 year-old man recovering from cancer smoked marijuana to alleviate the pain and depression. He has since been arrested and had his money and cars seized and a lien placed on his house. All this without due process of law, which is blatantly unconstitutional. The fifth amendment states that […]

Now that’s not right.

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