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.


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3 Responses to “Marijuana Busts Implicate High Times Author, As Former Surgeon General Supports Legalization”

  1. Christian on October 18th, 2010 11:18 am

    Jesus said, Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. (Matthew 7:12).

    I know I would not want my child sent to jail with the sexual predators, or my aging parents to have their house confiscated and sold by the police, over a little marijuana.

    We can change the world when we vote.

  2. FF on October 18th, 2010 1:04 pm

    “Federal agents seized $2 million and over 360 pounds of marijuana”

    In New York City? Where you can score weed on every corner!? This will have zero effect on the drug market. What a shameless waste of tax dollars!

  3. jason on October 19th, 2010 11:36 pm

    360 pounds of pot, and yet theres still a dealer on every corner. What a waste of money and resources for a plant that’s safer than a lot of legal substances. Hopefully prop 19 passes and starts the trend towards reforming our marijuana laws in America.

    I’ll be voting yes on prop 19. I don’t think the government has the right to regulate my body. But to outlaw something that’s safer than booze or cigs is just mind boggling.

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