Marijuana Busts Implicate High Times Author, As Former Surgeon General Supports Legalization
October 18, 2010
(ChattahBox U.S. News) – With marijuana legalization on the California ballot in just a few weeks as part of Prop. 19, the movement got a boost from former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders this week, when she told CNN that she supports the measure. Elders denounced the trend of using government resources to crack down on marijuana when it isn’t “really causing any problems,” she told the news network.But current U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder indicated that the government would enforce federal laws prohibiting the use of marijuana – whether or not Prop. 19 passes, CNN reported.
Meanwhile, as the debate about marijuana use continues in California, federal agents arrested High Times magazine writer Matthew Woodstock Stang in a marijuana bust of over 40 people last week, NBC New York reported. The large-scale investigation alleges that Stang was involved with others, including Roc-a-Fella record co-founder Kareem Burke, in a drug ring.
As part of the investigation, Federal agents seized $2 million and over 360 pounds of marijuana. Stang was released on a half-million-dollar bail and has to wear a monitoring bracelet, NBC reported.