Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dave Workman: Pay attention to Spokane case if you own guns, smoke pot

A trial scheduled to begin today in Spokane has some serious implications, especially for residents of Washington and Colorado who may smoke pot recreationally or ingest it for medical reasons, and own or possess firearms for hunting and personal protection, because under federal law, the two do not mix.

Seventy-year-old Larry Harvey, his wife, son and daughter-in-law and their friend, Jason Zucker, are defendants in a federal case, facing charges that could put them in prison for several years. Known as the Kettle Falls Five, they had a small pot-growing collective on Harvey’s property near the northern Stevens County community until they were raided in 2012 by federal drug enforcement officers.

 A story about the case in yesterday’s Seattle Times focused on Harvey’s travels to Washington, D.C. last week to explain problems facing medical marijuana users to anyone on Capitol Hill who might listen. A case such as that against the Kettle Falls Five was virtually preordained with adoption of state medical marijuana laws and passage of 2012 initiatives in Washington and Colorado legalizing recreational pot use.

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1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

Pot might be legal in the state, but it is still against Federal law.

If you have "a decent" job, you don't have to worry about that because the drug test you. If you get hurt on the job, end up in a clinic or ER, they take your blood and find the drugs, or alcohol if you are drinking on the job.

You just screwed yourself cause your injury is your fault, not your companies.

So no big paycheck for you and you might be fired too boot!