Board bans pot shops in Mesa County

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People who use marijuana are unconcerned with the legality issues. If someone is going to smoke pot they will get it however they can, legal or not. It has been this way for decades.

A pox on the ovine “Left vs Right” delusion/fraud and all its ramifications and unintended consequences. Another pox on general society-wide Constitution-101 illiteracy.
Hemp was made illegal and demonized as “marijuana”, “pot” or “weed” because William Randolph Hearst owned the patent on a new process for making paper out of wood and had his cronies in the FBI make the laughably idiotic movie “Reefer Madness” in 1936. Hemp makes much better paper than trees, and, as an annual crop, is better for the environment, but Hearst didn’t want competition from hemp farmers. (Full disclosure: when I was 20, I smoked pot. Now that I am 69 and trying to live longer by studying nutrition, I am a teetotaler.)
The Left smokes pot because it wants to, and the Right demonizes pot “for the children” because it doesn’t trust the self-ownership-based idea that we don’t need laws telling us not to ingest poison. In their ignorance, they don’t fully comprehend that anything which is not nuitrition is poison by definition. Drugs are poison, not nutrition, therefore we don’t need laws against them. Especially when the global financial elite are trying to control the food supply as backing for debt-based fiat currency of last resort.
It would be nice if we had county commissioners who were a little braver about re-establishing the U.S. Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land. The 10th Amendment plainly says, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Obviously, the federal government has no constitutionally-valid business trying to control “marijuana”.
Problem is, John Marshall and the Supremes de facto repealed the 10th Amendment in the case of M’Culloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. (4 Wheaton) 316 (1819) (See http://bit.ly/wgMMOy). Thomas Jefferson correctly said that if the 10th Amendment meant what the M’Culloch majority said it meant, the states would never have ratified the U.S. Constitution.
The intellectually fraudulent “war on drugs” has facilitated the de facto destruction of the 4th and 5th Amendments by the corrupt “national security” police-state establishment. Any person who wants to understand that need only utilize the old axiom “follow the money”.
The solution to America’s economic problems is to decentralize power and start producing things of value at the local level. A good start would be for local politicians to stop pretending that the federal government (with all its crimes and coverups) is more legitimate than the 10th Amendment.

Of course I understand that “marijuana” for smoking has been bred to maximize THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content, and that in the minds of some “marijuana” and “hemp” are therefore not the same plant. Tell that to the One-Ring “gubmint” control freaks.
Problem is, politicians — manipulative by definition because “politics” = manipulation = person or group A trying to convince person or group B to obey the will of A — are so afraid of “marijuana” that they never bother to vigorously and unequivocally defend “hemp” and its enormous potential for a wide variety of products useful to humankind. But then people who make their money by possessing government Power, aren’t interested in producing products. That involves actual productive work. (Hence the libertarian phrase “Makers and Takers”.)
As long as there are significant numbers of Economics-101 and Constitution-101 illiterate people trying to make “marijuana” illegal, there will always be government busybodies trying to control the production of industrial “hemp”. It’s very unfortunate that “marijuana” and “hemp” are the same plant, but that’s just one of those inconvenient facts of Nature adults have to live with.
It’s long past time we grew enough up to fully comprehend government’s deadly slippery slope between “marijuana” and “hemp” and get on with promoting self-ownership and the human potential for living in harmony with Nature and producing wonderfully useful products without the intellectually fraudulent interference and fear mongering engaged in by those control freaks among us delusional enough and sick enough to want to use inherently evil and inevitably corrupting One-Ring government Power (over the Other) to control their neighbors.



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