First, understand that ALL Marijuana, grown and sold, in Colorado, is “Black Market” Pot! Why? Because everything Grown or Sold, whether in a State licensed business, or not, is “Black Market” under Federal Law.
What is the difference in the Homes raided, and the the quasi (State legal, but Federally illegal) Pot? Only one. The King, meaning the Government, is just mad because the King, is not getting a cut.
What makes it even more hypocritical, is that the raids were carried out by both Federal and State Law enforcement. Some of the individuals are being charged under CO. State law, and some under Federal Law. Both Federal and CO. State Law enforcement acted together, yet the Feds are ignoring the Schedule 1 Controlled substance, and Prohibition, of ALL Marijuana, regarding who grows or sells it. YES, IT IS ALL ABOUT MONEY!
The original efforts of NORML were to simply end Prohibition, and return Marijuana to it’s Pre 1937 Status, when it was as Legal as a Tomato plant, regardless of who grows it. This is what many of us who worked and advocated for Legalization strived for, even before CO., had Medical Marijuana. Somewhere along the way, however, as with many things, Big Money and Greed entered the picture.
WE NEED TO GET BACK ON TRACK FOR TOTAL LEGALIZATION, AND THE END OF PROHIBITION, AT EVERY LEVEL!
In the meantime, all of these people are facing very severe State and Federal charges, for growing a Plant!
Federal Forfeiture Laws are also being used to seize their Money, their Cars and even their Homes, and give it to the Government. Imagine what our Founding Fathers would think. This is not Freedom! Yes, it is all about greed and money.
We need to remember our original goals. End Prohibition, and Total Legalization!
Presented by: Steven F. Groce,
NORML LIFE MEMBER ATTORNEY:
STAND UP, SPEAK OUT, AND DEMAND LEGALIZATION;
and: LET US PROTECT ALL OF OUR RIGHTS!
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Steven Groce, Attorney, (Law Office Web Site)
Authorities Raid 247 Colorado Homes Growing Black Market Pot