TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! LEGISLATOR BOB SPENCE ANTI-WEED LAW CHOKES AS JACKSON COUNTY MARIJUANA REFORM RESOLUTION GETS ROLLING!!!
Just like the rest of the nation, Jackson County is quickly reconsidering their stance on marijuana law reform.
Let's not forget that just a few months ago former Prosecutor and Jackson County Exec Mike Sanders was eager to give Midtown politico Jeremy LaFaver a pass when it came to marijuana indiscretion.
And now . . . Here's the aftermath of a failed Jackson County weed crackdown . . .
A KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER isn't just blowing smoke when he offers a bit of follow-up to the weed legislation the mainstream media didn't bother to update . . . Along with an interesting preview.
"Mr. Spence's resolution did not have a second, and was tabled. Here's a countervailing resolution in the works with the help of a more sympathetic legislator . . ."
Even better . . .
KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS OFFER US A LOOK AT THE FIRST DRAFT OF AN UPCOMING JACKSON COUNTY MARIJUANA LAW REFORM RESOLUTION!!!
This is just another important sign that the County Exec might have been right in giving his politico colleague a pass and maybe the rest of his constituents deserve the same kind of leniency for a habbit that's reportedly far less dangerous than booze and more likely akin to chewing bubble gum.
Here's the FIRST DRAFT FULL TEXT and yet another sign that KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS smoke the competition . . .
PROPOSED JACKSON COUNTY PRO-WEED RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the residents and elected officials of the State of Missouri are urged to consider the success or failure of the current policy of marijuana prohibition; and,
WHEREAS, research demonstrates that marijuana has substantial medical value for those suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDs, PTSD, and other severe illnesses and conditions; and,
WHEREAS, voters in 20 states have approved the restricted use of marijuana for medical purposes, and voters in two states have approved of the regulated and taxed sale of marijuana to all adults of 21 years of age or older; and
WHEREAS, criminal penalties for simple marijuana possession can jeopardize an individual’s student loans and employment, and furthermore expose non-violent offenders to the risk of incarceration; and,
WHEREAS, the significant racial bias in marijuana enforcement is demonstrated by the fact that blacks in Jackson County are arrested for marijuana at 2.2 times the rate of whites, leading to significant racial disparities in incarceration and post-incarceration outcomes; and
WHEREAS, the criminal prosecution of non-violent marijuana offenders are clogging our criminal justice system, requiring substantial resources of time and public money that could be used towards other, more effective, initiatives to improve public safety; and
WHEREAS, the unregulated, illegal market for marijuana in Missouri attracts dangerous criminals and violent Mexican cartels; and
WHEREAS, in the first five days of 2014, state-regulated marijuana shops in Colorado grossed over $5 million in sales, and that the marijuana industry is projected to generate over $100 million in tax revenue for the state of Colorado this year; and,
BE IT RESOLVED by the County Legislature of Jackson County, Missouri, that the Legislature supports assessing the effectiveness of marijuana prohibition and its alternatives.