Deputy of Finance is a big fan of asset forfeiture, aka legal theft of property by jack booted thugs with guns in police uniform.
Let's be real about the data. The rise in numbers probably is not as steep as one would think considering the fact that until legalization began most adult users were in the closet and not willing to admit it considering the draconian drug laws in the USA. And of course more people would try it now that the truth about cannabis is coming to light. Literally I was told my kids would have horrible birth defects and cannabis would kill my brain cells (cannabis is actually neuroprotective) among many other lies and misinformation. So far Colorado Oregon and Alaska have not fallen to ruin. Time to legalize on the Gedeal level.
The data doesn't support the war on drugs. The war on drugs supports the drug trade by creating an illicit market with no regulation, harm reduction or quality control. I am seeing large bags of what i believe to be cannabis in the image which has cause near zero fatalities to date for centuries of use by humans. How much harm has arrest and civil forfeiture caused to citizens?
Talk about posing as someone you are not. Somebody from the zoo make this site? http://savethegreenward.com Redirects to the Zoo Donate page. If they started a crowdfund to build a garage on the McLean lot I would be the first to donate.
@tonycooper should understand that MIM is a different animal altogether. They actually plan and work with the public AND repair the damage when it is over. The cars don't park on Tom Lee park , peoples bodies fill it just like the Greensward EVERY spring weekend. It is not just a patch of grass brother, it is where we and our children go to enjoy open spaces without cars. You know, let the kids run and play without fear of getting run over by someone in an SUV. The MIM argument is irrelevant until that greenspace is covered in cars while we are trying to hear a band.
Lies. I was there and nobody blocked any area EXCEPT the lawn. There were people with signs pointing to the FREE parking on Snowden school's lot. I suppose that did hurt the bottom line. Heck some park folks actually visited the Zoo same day (because yes we enjoy the Zoo as well) and said the crowd was very thick. We worked with the police and ceded overflow to THE ORIGINAL line. I would say all in all the playdate was respectfully engaged with the issues and solutions for the day.
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