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Legalize It!

And then tax it.

By great Odin’s beard, Nick Mackey has got it right. Pass a medical marijuana law which licenses growers and tax them.

And check out who is throwing up wild fantasies in opposition:

“If we start increasing our acceptance of drugs, you’re going to see a higher level of drug use,” said Police Chief Tim Ledford of Mint Hill, president of the N.C. Association of Chiefs of Police. “If people start accepting the use, even if it’s medical marijuana use, people tend to see that being more liberal, more accepting.”

When we last heard from Chief Ledford he was spinning on his department’s decision not to charge Marcus Jackson with breaking-and-entering Jackson’s estranged wife’s apartment after then-CMPD officer Jackson kicked the door in. Now we know that if Jackson had dropped a spliff in the driveway, Ledford would’ve been all for Tasering his ass and hauling him off to jail.

Chief, when you make Nick Mackey sound like a statesman, you might want to start over.

3 Responses to “Legalize It!”

  • Mar
    04
    2010

    Best quote from the CO’s comments on this story:

    “Many studies have proven child molesters pedophiles or common violent criminals allegedly commit most of their crimes like murder rape assault robbery theft car jacking home invasion while “high” on crack marijuana or other illegal narctics.”

    I think this person stole this info from a 1930s film reel.

  • Mar
    04
    2010

    I’ve heard marijuana impairs your ability to use commas.

  • Mar
    04
    2010

    The Chief should read empirical research before opening his mouth on this subject.

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