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Nevada County: a pothead’s dream

So now we find out “medical marijuana,” prescribed by a supposedly legitimate physician, had adverse effects on Scott Thorpe and may have contributed to his rampage. Wonderful.

In case anyone forgot, this is the county that permitted a pot-growing seminar in broad daylight, covered by the local newspaper in a not unfavorable light, and attended by local officials who wouldn’t (or couldn’t) criticize it. This is also the county where a jury couldn’t decide if a dope grower’s (sorry, make that “medical marijuana horticulturist’s”) 300-plus plant inventory exceeded the “guideline” number of 15 or whatever enough to convict him. And finally, we recently learned Nevada County ranks near the top in the state for teen drug use. Anybody else see correlations here?

“Medical marijuana” is a farce; the emperor has no clothes and is stoned. Once upon a time pot was illegal and it should have stayed that way; it’s time for the potheads and dope growers to crawl back under their rocks. Instead, the potheads have finally found a winning issue in “medical marijuana,” like the environmentalists have in “endangered species.” Who dares deny comfort to the “critically ill” (Scott Thorpe?), or protection for the poor innocent critters being ruthlessly slaughtered as a result man’s evil ways? Activists of all stripes never give up; they keep trying different angles until they find one that sticks. Finally, you Libertarians; you’ve got some good ideas, but legalization of drugs is not one of them. You’re never going to gain the respect and support you crave as long as you promote that position.

Dana Reed

Nevada City

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