Taking a chance to keep for profit prisons open with plenty of docile pot smokers. A group of former DEA chiefs is telling the DOJ to challenge the will of the voters in Washington and Colorado in regards to growing cannabis.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told a meeting of state attorneys general last week that he is still reviewing the laws but that his review is winding down. Asked Monday for a comment on the criticism from the former DEA administrators, Holder spokeswoman Allison Price would only say, "The Department of Justice is in the process of reviewing those initiatives."
The department's review has been under way since shortly after last fall's elections. It could sue to block the states from issuing licenses to marijuana growers, processors and retail stores, on the grounds that doing so conflicts with federal drug law. Alternatively, Holder could decide not to mount a court challenge.
The ex-DEA heads are issuing the statements through the Florida-based Save Our Society from Drugs, a national group lobbying against legalization. One of the group's spokesmen is based in Chicago.
Of course the story being touted is that these chiefs are acting on their own through the implication in the headline and the lede. The portion above was midway in the story. The important part on how they are not uninterested actors but in actuality are in collusion with a lobbying group touting the interests of corporate profits over people.
This section is how this story is being fed to readers:
Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs said Tuesday that the federal government needs to act now or it might lose the chance to nullify Colorado and Washington's laws legalizing recreational marijuana use.Now this lobbying group was founded by Calvina L. Fay and she is the Executive Director of Drug Free America Foundation and Save Our Society From Drugs (S.O.S.).
The statement came on the same day a United Nations-based drug agency urged the U. S. government to challenge those laws, saying they violate international drug treaties.
The onetime DEA heads issued joint statements saying the Obama administration has reacted too slowly and should immediately sue to force the states to rescind the legislation.
Now I can't determine who pays for her little tirades. But she must be of the 'a mind is a terrible thing to waste' teabagger variety. She tries to impose he opinion here on a medical issue while clearly uneducated on the subject and even uses her MBA degree in the byline as some sort of authentication of her knowledge. Business Administration=/= Medicine:
Advocates in San Francisco want to open the first U.S. shooting gallery where addicts can inject heroin, cocaine, and other drugs under the supervision of nurses. For addicts whose primary goal is total abstinence, this type of service would encourage and support their addiction. It not only prevents them from hitting their motivational bottom but, more importantly, does nothing to raise the “bottom” in order to leverage an earlier healing process. Consider the addict active in his addiction: Perhaps this would be a great opportunity for him to continue a career in addiction. Yet we must understand that an active addict's thinking is not clear, rational, or totally sane, given the destructive choices he continually makes.Obviously she does not understand addicts will use what ever comes to hand to get their fix she suggests turning loose disease in the name of "harm reduction" AKA Murder.
Since “safe” injection sites only create safety from law enforcement and provide no legitimate benefit to society or the addict, why advocate for the execution of such programs? Follow the money. Eventually large amounts of tax dollars will be allocated to these types of government-sponsored programs that seek to maintain addicts on their drug(s) of choice.
This is where an individual's human rights come into play. Because addiction is a progressive disease, how can a responsible healthcare professional help to perpetuate the slavery of addiction? As an addict increases tolerance to her drug of choice, are these professionals going to watch as that addict puts massive doses of drugs in her body and revive her so that she can do it all over again? If addicts know they are being monitored, perhaps they will use more drugs to see how high they can go, and apparently it will all be legal.
Hint: their primary goal is their next fix. Denial will not change that.
For addicts whose primary goal is total abstinenceSo we have heavy hitters being prodded and perhaps even financed by a shadowy lobbying group with leadership that has no apparent background in the field of drugs. And no clear funding source for the level of push they have.