“Protecting the state’s burgeoning cannabis industry is the latest front in California’s war with the Trump administration, as state officials work to make California a so-called ‘sanctuary state’ for the marijuana industry,” freebeacon.com reports. So a state that blatantly and persistently violates the Second Amendment wants to foot drag on federal drug laws. Specifically . . .
Joes-Sawyer’s bill would prevent state and local agencies from working with federal drug enforcement agencies to arrest and prosecute legal marijuana growers and sellers without a federal court order.
Imagine the hue and cry if Texas adopted the same approach to machine guns. Anyway, no pot dealer left behind!
Last week, Assemblyman Rob Bonta, a Democrat from Oakland, Calif., also took action to try to undercut any federal prosecutions against the state’s marijuana growers, sellers and users.
Bonta introduced a bill that would reclassify or expunge cannabis-related convictions from California residents’ records. In this way, those convicted of marijuana-related crimes would not have to petition the courts to clear their records.
“Long after paying their debt to society, the collateral consequences of having a criminal conviction continues to disrupt their lives in profound ways such as preventing them from gaining employment or finding housing,” Bonta said in a statement.
And yet a Californian convicted of illegal gun possession — an unconstitutional concept in and of itself — can’t “recover” their gun rights. Ever.
If Golden State pols didn’t have double standards they’d have no standards at all. Oh, and did you know there’s a marijuana strain called machine gun? True story.