Friday, February 26, 2010

Medical marijuana raids by DEA, "arrest everybody" comments by agent Jeff Sweetin prompt Jared Polis letter to U.S. Attorney General - Denver News - The Latest Word

This is something worth reading -

Medical marijuana raids by DEA, "arrest everybody" comments by agent Jeff Sweetin prompt Jared Polis letter to U.S. Attorney General - Denver News - The Latest Word: "Last week, we shared with you a letter medical marijuana advocate Rob Corry sent to the U.S. Inspector General regarding the Drug Enforcement Administration raid on Highlands Ranch medical marijuana grower Chris Bartkowicz.

Now, someone's sent another letter -- this one addressed to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and copied to a certain President Barack Obama -- asking that Corry's complaints and concerns be addressed. That person? Representative Jared Polis.

The missive, originally posted on SquareState.net, finds Polis wading into the conflict between the Colorado constitution and federal drug policy that Bartkowicz attorney Joseph Saint-Veltri discussed at length in this space on Monday. Polis spokeswoman Lara Cottingham explains why he took this unusual step.

'Congressman Polis believes these raids are in contradiction to the will of the voters of Colorado and are an unwarranted federal intervention in the doctor patient relationship,' Cottingham notes via e-mail. 'President Obama has clearly stated his position on respecting states that have voted to allow medical marijuana, and the recent raids are contrary to that policy. Congressman Polis feels these actions strike fear into the hearts of many medical marijuana patients who are already dealing with chronic pain and suffering and must be stopped.'"

3 comments:

  1. This is exactly the sort of thing we need more of. When you're talking about federal policy, there's very little that can be done directly by the people. There needs to be some sort of representation of these views in Congress.

    Hopefully the people of Colorado are going to reward Congressman Polis. If you live in his district, please consider contacting him to voice your approval, and of course re-elect him when the opportunity arises. In addition, I'm sure there are ways to donate to the Congressman that any of us can take advantage of. We need to reinforce this sort of behavior on the rare occasions that it pops up.

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  2. "Arrest everybody?!"

    Could there be any other more clear evidence that the drug war is an illogical, illegal, immoral, unconstitutional, and un-Biblical evil religion of hate?

    Or that those who are in favor of it sound like abusive husbands, wife-beaters?

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