I wonder when capitalism became against the law in Tuolumne County?
November 07, 2011 04:36 pmBy: B.J. Hansen,Sonora, CA — Nearly a dozen people have been arrested over the past week in Tuolumne County for the cultivation of marijuana.
Some have medicinal marijuana cards and thought they were protected under the state’s laws governing medicinal cannabis. Officials argue that it was being cultivated and sold for profit.
Local officials seem hell-bent for election to prevent local medical marijuana patients from being able to receive the treatment they need.
Don’t police officers get paid for the work they do? Why on earth would anyone grow marijuana, only to give it away? Of course they are selling it for a profit! If the growers don’t make a profit, they certainly won’t be able to stay in business very long.
They all have charges related to the cultivation and possession of marijuana. The investigations leading up to the arrests have been led by the Tuolumne Narcotics Team.
Apparently, the Tuolumne Narcotics Team has too much time on it’s hands to go after real criminals. They spend their time harassing local medical marijuana growers — because they already have their names and addresses — why should they go out and do some real police work?
It’s only a matter of time before marijuana is legal once again and our local police force will have to sit around playing cards and telling bad jokes.
I just wonder why they aren’t going after the real criminals. Have you checked out the “News of Record” recently? What are police doing about all the burglaries, credit card fraud and dumping that goes on in Tuolumne county?
Just this week:
- 12:59 p.m., Sonora area — A woman reported someone burglarized her residence on the 19000 block of Lambert Lake Road. She reported she came home to find her garage door open, garage window shattered and a dirt bike missing.
- 1:17 p.m., East Sonora — A person cleaning out a shed on the 19400 of Hillsdale Drive reportedly found a metal container with dynamite in it and a box containing loose gun powder.
- 7:56 p.m., Crystal Falls — A woman on the 16900 block of Columbia River Drive reported she caught someone trying to break into her Jeep. She reported being outside on her porch when she heard her vehicle’s door shut. She looked around the corner and yelled and saw a person running away toward Crystal Falls Drive.
- 3:40 a.m., Tuolumne — Security guards reportedly found a bag of methamphetamine on the gaming floor of Black Oak Casino. Deputies recovered the bag of drugs and booked it for destruction. (You know the entire Black Oak Casino complex is under surveillance.)
- Tuolumne County bans dispensaries (twainhartetimes.com)
- Medical Marijuana Patients, Dispensaries File Suit Against Feds Over Crackdown (sfist.com)
- Marijuana dispensary crackdown draws suit (sfgate.com)