By Anonymous from Maryland I support your organization and everything that you are doing. Thank you for your work to protect children from the drugs and drug dealers.
My 17-year-old daughter was murdered, in a murder-for-hire scheme because someone thought she set up a drug robbery. The killer was paid in marijuana because the killer had a fix. He needed his weed. The person robbed testified that the killer was paid in $400 cash and $200 of marijuana.
Testimony indicated that my daughter did not rob anyone.
(The murder took place in 2005; the murderer is up for parole next year.)
We wonder why marijuana legalization advocates say: “Legalize to free police for more serious crimes.” Note the following: *Since marijuana was legalized in Colorado, prosecutors have noticed an increase in murders motivated by marijuana. *Humboldt County, California, principle pot-growing region of the USA, has a murder rate that far exceeds national averages. *On the first day of legalization in Washington state in 2012, two people were murdered when they tried to steal a marijuana grow. *More recently, the murder of 8 family members in southern Ohio revealing a marijuana growing business.