8.07.2005

DEA targeting free speech

It doesn't surprise me that they're doing it, just that they are stupid enough to admit it. DEA administrator Karen Tandy on a recent arrest of an activist/publisher/seed seller:
"Today's arrest of Mark (sic) Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture magazine and the founder of a marijuana legalization group, is a significant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement."

"Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery's illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canada. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on."

It's not the marijuana that really worries the DEA. It's the freedom of speech bit. Free speech is a threat to the huge War on Drugs bureaucracy that provides their paychecks. Damn the First Amendment!

HT: Land of the Free Home of the Brave.

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