Have you guys seen this story? Its so devastating! Dateline covered it recently- you can watch it here.
She was busted w/pot, an amount that would be a misdemeanor in any other state, but in Florida it was a felony. That is just the beginning of the tragedy.
A young woman was thrust into a drug community as a confidential informant when she wasn’t really part of that “drug” community. She was murdered while on a mission for and supposedly under the “supervision” of the Tallahassee police department.
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I went to FSU, was rumored to have bought and smoked much pot from my friends…there but for the grace of GOD… Anyway, that was many moons ago and apparently I need to have a little meeting w/myself about over sharing. But still, sad, sad story, and here’s a sad song.
I just don’t think pot should be illegal– or they should at least de-criminalize it for personal use. Milton Friedman and over 500 economists agree w/me and signed a letter to government officials outlining their case. Here’s an excerpt from the letter:
We, the undersigned, call your attention to the attached report by Professor Jeffrey A. Miron, The Budgetary Implications of Marijuana Prohibition. The report shows that marijuana legalization — replacing prohibition with a system of taxation and regulation — would save $7.7 billion per year in state and federal expenditures on prohibition enforcement and produce tax revenues of at least $2.4 billion annually if marijuana were taxed like most consumer goods.
And now for a laugh and some love advice…handle w/care.