Skip to comments.DEA inquiries into medical marijuana industry include legislators ( Montana )
Posted on 02/06/2012 10:34:15 PM PST by george76
Diane Sands is used to having her name taken in vain.
That's just part of being a liberal from Missoula in the Montana Legislature.
But her name surfaced recently in a way that offended and troubled her at a profound level.
A possible witness in a federal drug investigation was asked whether Sands might be part of a conspiracy to sell medical marijuana. The questions came from Drug Enforcement Administration agents from Billings who were investigating medical marijuana businesses, and Sands learned about the inquiry from the witness' attorney.
"So now, if you're a state legislator who has been working on medical marijuana laws, you are somehow part of a conspiracy," said Sands
"I think you can draw an opinion on how the federal government feels about (Montana) when you consider that the government announced a series of raids just as the Montana Senate was voting on our medical marijuana laws," Crichton said. "It's no coincidence."
Those raids came on March 15, one day after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to kill a bill that would have repealed the state's initiative-passed medical marijuana law. More than 25 search warrants were served that day on medical marijuana businesses all over the state, and four civil seizure warrants looking to confiscate about $4 million were also executed.
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I’ll bet the DEA would love to knock down her door and kill her dogs.
Of course. Their jobs are at stake.
We are indeed in a fight for the soul of America.
"So now, if you're a state legislator who has been working on medical marijuana laws, you are somehow part of a conspiracy," said Sands.
If the 0bama administration was targeting tax-cutting legislators for tax fraud investigations, FReepers would be up in arms - and rightly so. Consistent adherence to FR's constitutionalism - which includes federalism and separation of powers - would put FReepers up in arms about this story, too.
I would call them drug war whores, but I do not wish to insult practitioners of the world’s oldest profession by comparing them to drug warriors. I refrain from calling them scum for the same reason.