reprinted from dailykos.com
How is it that it was Democrats all squeamish in Kentucky recently over fricking hemp legalization? Because police and other traditional Democratic special interests own them of course.
Supporters of Senate Bill 50 say that hemp could provide much-needed jobs and cash for Kentucky farmers if a federal ban on the growing of hemp is lifted.The Democrats went along because the Repubs outflanked them, leaving them clueless and looking stupid and outdated. Obama and Holder are similarly left looking just as stupid right now with Colorado and Washington state citizens telling them to go f*ck themselves, and from all accounts, they're clueless what to do.
But House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, and others questioned whether hemp production would create the jobs its backers said it would create. Stumbo ultimately voted for Senate Bill 50
Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/...
Obama of course has tried to have it both ways over the years, saying on one hand that it's a low priority for enforcement, and then turns around and lets Holder, who has to look out for his lucrative post-government lobbying career, probably for the usual suspects below, start raiding hundreds of marijuana dispensaries.
Over 850,000 people were arrested last year for marijuana-related offenses. With such devastation of lives for a God-given plant that has been rated as less harmful to society than coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol, one has to ask: who would want to keep this travesty going? Who is corrupting these hapless Democrats?