USA: Busting Cannabis Croppers Corrupting Community Land

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Department of Justice can go after pot growers on federal lands.  The ruling says a congressional budgetary restriction preventing the enforcement of federal laws in medical pot states does not apply to the growing and manufacturing of marijuana on federal land.

Under the court’s ruling, pot growers can now be investigated by DEA and prosecuted by United States Attorneys if their pot operations occurred on federal lands managed by the Forest Service and other federal agencies, even in states where “medical” marijuana is allowed.

Instead of changing laws, Congress has passed budget measures that prevent the Department of Justice from going after pot growers.  In this regard, Congress shamelessly joined many states in selectively choosing which laws should be enforced.

Court of Appeals leads the way

However, this new ruling is a victory for federal law which  could put a damper on the burgeoning marijuana industry.  Many people consider the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which rules California and other Western states the most liberal circuit court in the country.

A Silent Poison details how growers in Northern California are destroying the environment and public lands.  Some pot growers use and abuse federal lands under the guise of producing “medicine.”  Two California counties have called a “state of  emergency” and asked for help in dealing with the illegal growers.

Evidence of Pot Industry Lies to Justify Legalization

Two of the biggest lies used by the pot industry uses to justify legalization are:  1) legalizing will keep marijuana out of the hands of children, and 2) legalization will destroy the black market.   We have never had more powerful evidence to the contrary.

According to the latest National Survey for Drug Use and Health, NSDUH, states that have legalized marijuana in some form have the highest youth use rates in the nation. A chart from the NSDUH summarizes the 2015-2016 survey. This information is one of the most powerful documents expose the lies of the pot industry.

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