It’s not about pot it’s about property rights

7 Sep

When I read about warrant-less searches in Lake County, I realized what it is that bothers me about the Butte county marijuana ordinance, Measure A – I’m an American, and I believe in my rights to my property, to be safe and secure in my home. I realized, Larry Wahl’s marijuana ordinance is a step in the wrong direction.

The worst thing about Measure A, is that it goes beyond  encouraging fighting and court battles between neighbors, giving even strangers a harassment tool to hound people they don’t like for whatever reason. This really bothers me – complaints aren’t restricted to neighbors.  Wahl has claimed all along that he’s trying to help people who live next door to “egregious” grows – no, he’s trying to harass people who don’t agree with him out of Butte County. This isn’t just about marijuana, it’s about everything Wahl and his hip pocket stand for – unregulated development, wholesale logging of our forests, open door to PG&E and other utilities, lower regulations for fracking and mining, and more property tax revenues and other fees to pay salaries and pensions, including his own $58,000+ salary, down at the county.  

I’m sick of these grabs. Somebody please tell Larry to read a book, I’d suggest “John Adams” by David McCullough. 







2 Responses to “It’s not about pot it’s about property rights”

  1. Andrew Merkel September 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    Measure A is a power grab by Law Enforcement and Larry Wahl. In 2011 sheriff Jerry Smith in front of the BOS said that not even 5 million dollars would suppress marihuana in Butte County. Hum…..

    Federal funds only cover 500 thousand dollars in suppression along with 500 thousand the local tax payer throughs in. ( I mean BOS).

    So far this year there have been zero cartel busts. Why – because legitimate growers out number them. There have been 112 complaints all which have been covered by the current ordinance.

    Measure B is the current ordinance in effect. Except for the last clause which prevents changes directly made by the BOS that have to be voted on by real voters.

    Measure A will cost the tax payers (Huge),

    Vote No on A Yes on Measure B. Let’s move into the feature. Protect your property rights.

    (Also I call Larry Wahl out for a debate at the league of women’s voters). Call me anytime Larry you got my number!
    I got more Real Facts and Figures i’d be happy to inform you.

    Andrew Merkel

  2. Juanita Sumner September 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    Thanks, that’s what I figured – revenues. I realized one day what 215 has done to the sheriff’s budget.

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