How can a babysitter in California who allowed a 17-month old baby to die in her charge while she smoked pot be acquitted?
Why did a marijuana-intoxicated driver who killed Rosemary Tempel and injured others in Seattle receive a lesser charge of vehicular homicide which can get him out of jail in 3 years?
(The driver was driving without insurance, on probation, had previous marijuana DUI, domestic violence charges, and the judge refused to allow the marijuana in his blood as evidence.)
How can a man in Oregon who made butane hash oil out of marijuana while his children were in harm’s way never be charged with a felony or misdemeanor? (He suffered burns and the friend who was with him later died. Insurance covered his $1.3 million in burn treatment, but he is filing suit against the butane suppliers, despite the well-known dangers of making BHO. )
With much of the expensive real estate in the west owned by foreign business interests, both in Vancouver and in California, it seems as if the prevailing powers are just hoping to have a “doped up” population on the west coast to control. The illegal marijuana grows have had a devastating impact on California’s water supply. Yet, the marijuana industry/lobby has made clear its intention to make the western coast of North America a solid block of territory where marijuana is legal.
If these accidents were caused by alcohol instead of marijuana, there would probably be less sympathy in the justice system. It’s a sad state for the west coast of North America, if the rights of marijuana users continue to go unchecked.
Alaska voted to legalize in November, despite the wild, marijuana-related murders of two state troopers last year. Just last week, Vancouver City Council, in British Columbia, approved rules for the city’s 100 or so medical marijuana dispensaries. The weed community is upset that 2/3 of Oregon, the eastern part, will not open marijuana dispensaries. Yet, there will still be a solid weed coast from southern California to Alaska. Some readers may be thinking it’s not legal in California. It is, however, legal for anyone 18 or over to get a medical marijuana card, for the least of medical conditions. Nonetheless many cities and counties in California and Washington have banned dispensaries.