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Prosecuting Attorneys Council Asks For Marijuana Opposition

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The Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse will meet on Thursday to discuss Indiana’s drug epidemic.

 

The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council wants the state drug commission and drug czar to formally oppose marijuana legalization in any form. The group sent a letter to the Commission to Combat Drug Abuse this week.

The council says marijuana legalization would be bad for workforce development and community health.

Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Association executive director David Powell says he wants the Commission to Combat Drug Abuse to have what he calls an “honest conversation” about marijuana, and take into account what other states have experienced.

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“They at least ought to have a frank and open discussion about what’s really happening in the states where it’s medicine,” Powell says. “Call in people from those states. Look at the real data and the statistics and what the events are and then have a frank discussion about – do we want Indiana to be like that?”

Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) pledged this year to explore legislation that would legalize marijuana for medical purposes. Powell wants the Commission to Combat Drug Abuse to make a stance.

“Candidly, it bothers me that we seem more interested in giving people guns and pot than we do jobs and education,” Powell says.

The Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse will meet on Thursday to discuss Indiana’s drug epidemic.

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  • lastcamp2

    Cops and prosecutors love keeping stuff illegal. That’s a big financial boost to them in their campaign to make America their police state.

  • Jeff Staker

    Let me say here… There is one reason and one reason only for them to put out such a letter. AND THAT IS FEAR. Our fellow Hoosiers are speaking out loud and clear against this false propaganda ever since it was published a few days ago and the polls are showing it (it’s well over 85% and climbing, just against this letter alone). Their tactics of putting out stats and quotes is bias, one sided reporting and it is their attempt to draw the public to their point of view. They just don’t want cannabis in any form in Indiana, even for medical purposes. Well it’s not going to work. It didn’t work for Joseph Goebbels and the Nazi Party, or Attorney General Curtis Hill’s article in the Indy Star last summer, nor Governor Chris Christie’s speech here in Indianapolis last week. We are tired of the lies because we know better.
    Knowledge is power …..and we are not ignorant!
    IPAC is afraid because the majority of informed Hoosiers are speaking out to the contrary. IPAC should be afraid by making such a bold statement that “Marijuana is not a medicine!” And this my friends will be the heart of their communications and fears going forth. I wish I could personally take on IPAC, the Attorney General and both Governors in front of a jury of our peers and have them prove just one thing and one thing only, that cannabis has “NO, I REPEAT NO MEDICINAL BENEFITS WHAT SO EVER.” This folks is why they are so afraid because THEY KNOW THEY CAN’T.
    So, what are they doing? They are setting up an ambush, attempting to kill any chance or hope that this issue or any Bill will be brought up before a Committee hearing in the 2018 General Assembly Session. IPAC is afraid because if we do get that opportunity we will put before them the overwhelming evidence to support our case, backed by patients, the medical professionals, academia and yes even our veterans who have paid the price to have their voices heard by all. It didn’t work for them last year when they were defeated on the CBD Bill for children with epilepsy and they know they can’t win now or ever in the future if brought before THE PEOPLE.
    As a former Marine infantryman when in an ambush your only option is turn directly into that ambush and attack. It is a kill or be killed situation. And one more truth that IPAC failed to mention in their letter… cannabis never killed anyone, and it never will.

  • lastcamp2

    The War on Drugs is key to the continuation of the campaign to create a police state. It has brought billions of dollars and a multitude of job expansions as police work to create their empire.
    If there were to be a program of decriminalization, such as in Portugal and other progressive nations, police presence could be reduced by a good 1/3. The jail and prison industry would commence to shrink. There would be loud weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. And police have become so politically powerful that there is little risk of anything like decriminalization happening.
    The medical marijuana movement has truly frightened our heroes in blue. They are fighting to keep pot criminal. Their jobs and empire depend on it.

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