Great editorial in the Aurora, Colorado Sentinal after the recent medical marijuana raid.
Sweetinâ€™s comments raise serious questions about just whoâ€™s in charge of this federal agency, and how inappropriate it is for this agency to usurp stateâ€™s rights in contradiction to the will of the president. […]
As to Sweetinâ€™s remarks about the medicinal properties of marijuana, heâ€™s clearly out of his league as a law enforcer to be taking on the role of a medical research scientist.
All of his comments should be worrisome to state residents, no matter how they feel about the recent medical marijuana controversy.
Of course all of this points to the fact that instead of pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into a useless war against marijuana and sending hundreds of billions of consumer dollars into the hands of murderous Mexican drug criminals, Colorado and the rest of the United States could be taxing and regulating a huge industry that will never go away.
And even numbers created by government officials whoâ€™ve come down closer to Earth on the matter make it clear that, just like alcohol, prohibition only serves to enrich criminals, while regulation and legalization could be made to serve us all.
Until common sense prevails, however, reasonable federal law and chain of command will have to suffice.
It would be nice if this started the kind of ruckus that got people in authority thinking it would just be easier if Sweetin wasn’t around â€” like maybe transferred to a weather station in the Antarctic.