Nevada Could Be Drug Haven if Question 9 Passes

Nevada Could Be Drug Haven if Question 9 Passes
Posted by CN Staff on October 03, 2002 at 15:40:58 PT
By Jen Lawson
Source: Las Vegas Sun 
Nevada could become a haven for drug dealers if Question 9 passes, Southern Nevada police officials said Wednesday at a rally against the initiative.Thirty-five members of law enforcement gathered at the South Central Area Command on Las Vegas Boulevard to show their opposition against Question 9, a ballot initiative that would allow adults to possess 3 ounces or less of marijuana without fear of arrest.
Nevadans for Responsible Law Enforcement, the group behind the initiative, said legalizing marijuana would allow police to spend more time going after serious criminals rather than wasting valuable resources hunting down nonviolent pot smokers.But police don't see it that way."As a leader of law enforcement, I don't want to be responsible for the increase of criminal activity that -- make no mistake about it -- will follow the passing of this measure," Sheriff Jerry Keller said.Keller held up a plastic baggie containing 250 marijuana cigarettes."This is not oregano, this is marijuana," Keller said. "This is what three ounces looks like."Question 9 would hurt the tourism industry, County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury warned. Woodbury said drug dealers would lurk on every corner.But Nevadans for Responsible Law Enforcement say that drug dealers will leave Nevada if Question 9 passes, because only state-licensed establishments would be permitted to sell marijuana.Henderson Police Chief Michael Mayberry said that more kids would smoke marijuana if the initiative passes -- even though decriminalization under Question 9 applies only to adults.North Las Vegas Police Chief Mark Paresi gave nine reasons why he felt voters should vote against Question 9."Question 9 will ruin Nevada's reputation for all the world to see," Paresi said. "Nevada will have the most liberal drug laws in the United States. We're just begging for trouble."Complete Title: Nevada Could Be Drug Haven if Question 9 Passes, Police SaySource: Las Vegas Sun (NV)Author: Jen LawsonPublished:  October 03, 2002 Copyright: 2002 Las Vegas Sun, Inc.Contact: letters lasvegassun.comWebsite: Articles & Web Sites:NRLE Policy Project Pot? - Reno News & Review Emerge in Nevada for, Against Pot Campaign To Use Valley Residents
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Comment #24 posted by mayan on October 04, 2002 at 17:26:34 PT
Thanks, Shishaldin!
Here are the current results:Should the DARE program continue?Total Voters: 5418 
 Yes 2604 (48.1%) No 2869 (53.0%) Here's the poll link:
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Comment #23 posted by The GCW on October 04, 2002 at 09:02:09 PT
A funny thing happened on the way to the dungeon. 
13. Newsbrief: Nevada -- The Survey Says... Legalize It! topsy-turvy, down and dirty fight over the Nevada marijuana
initiative, which would eliminate criminal penalties for up to
three ounces of marijuana, is swinging back in favor of the
measure, according to the most recent survey of Nevada voters.
Polls earlier this year had shown an even split, but after the
brouhaha over a police organization's "here today, gone tomorrow"
endorsement of the initiative and the subsequent mobilization of
anti-initiative forces, another poll found opponents with a
substantial lead.But in the most recent statewide poll, done by Survey USA for
KVBC-TV in Las Vegas on September 26, 56% of registered voters
surveyed said they planned to vote yes on Question 9 (the
marijuana initiative), with 43% opposed and only 2% undecided.
Surveyors contacted 800 registered Nevada voters for the poll.
There is no word on the margin of error for the poll, but it shows
a solid majority in favor of the initiative and very few undecided
voters with one month left to Election Day.
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Comment #22 posted by gloovins on October 04, 2002 at 05:47:07 PT
my fav quote fm my url below
Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-everything that has the breath of life in it-I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning-the sixth day.
Genesis 1:29-31 
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Comment #21 posted by gloovins on October 04, 2002 at 05:44:05 PT
should of said...
"Look at this bottle of Jack Daniels. This is sure to cause liver damage, & almost kill someone -- especially a small child -- if drank in one fast sitting. This alcohol initiative will -- and make no mistake about it -- will increase violent crime. Alcohol is a dangerous toxic drug that kills."God &/or Earth created & gave humans cannabis. The US Gov't has banned it. Who do you trust?
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Comment #20 posted by DdC on October 03, 2002 at 23:38:12 PT
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                               The war on drugs obviously is not working. Just check out these facts.87.7 million Americans have used an illegal drug.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental health Admin., US dept. of Health and Human services, Summary of Findings from 1999 National Household survey on Drug Abuse(august 2000) P.g51,532,200 people were arrested for drug law violations in 1999.
                                   620,541 were for marijuana possession alone.
Source: Crime in America: FBI Uniform Crime Reports 1999 (Washington,DC.:US Government Printing Office, 2000) pp.211-212
It costs $8.6 billion a year to keep drug law violators behind bars.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Profile of Jail Inmates 1996 (Washington DC.: US Government Printing Office, April 1996),pp.1& 4With all those people behind bars, and all that money spent, what do we have to show for it? Lot's of rich drug dealers?... yes. Millions of average Americans, who have spent time in prison for minor possession?....Yes.  Less drug use and addiction.... NO!
                                   We are not winning The War On Drugs!!!!!!!!!!!!
Welcome to Reality
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Comment #19 posted by Had Enough on October 03, 2002 at 23:18:36 PT
Look Close
"”As a leader of law enforcement, I don't want to be responsible for the increase of criminal activity that -- make no mistake about it -- will follow the passing of this measure," Sheriff Jerry Keller said.””Look at what was stated. The part that caught my attention was “will follow the passing of this measure.” Notice it was stated "passing". Oh My. This could be a good sign that it will pass.
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Comment #18 posted by Shishaldin on October 03, 2002 at 21:38:59 PT
Just say NO...
I was hoping that folks would check out the link, because there was a NO option that we needed to check, as legalizeit found out. You *can* vote more than once, but we wouldn't stoop to that now, would we? };{)>Peace and Strength,Shishaldin
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Comment #17 posted by legalizeit on October 03, 2002 at 21:34:46 PT
Tell the media about it!
Knox42897, your argument is exactly what can blow the Gateway Myth out of the water and sink its sorry ass! If someone goes to a legal outlet for pot, the last thing that someone will be trying to sell there is meth.Of course the antis, as we know, are some pretty sick pple and it is like trying to convince a fundie Christian that the Koran is really the inspired holy book, but we don't need to convince them in this case. The Sheeple will decide Question 9. We need to combat the misinformation campaign so the Sheeple can see through the wall of lies the antis are trying to build.
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Comment #16 posted by legalizeit on October 03, 2002 at 21:23:27 PT
I believe Shishaldin was being sarcastic!! I just went and voted no. Unfortunately there are a quite a few mindless brainwashed black & red T-shirt wearing Sheeple in that part of the country - the "nos" are only 25%. We only need less than 1000 votes to turn the tides though!
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Comment #15 posted by Knox42897 on October 03, 2002 at 21:18:09 PT:
Drug Dealers
These are stupid, ignorant cops. The drug dealers lurk on every street corner now. I know because I have to buy my MJ from them. I can't wait till I can open up a store to sell MJ and pay my taxes and live like every other norml citizen. I'm tired of going to these street dealers looking for smoke they always wanna sell me meth.  
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Comment #14 posted by markjc on October 03, 2002 at 21:05:32 PT:
why would we vote to keep dare. screw that. im voting to get rid of it.
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Comment #13 posted by FoM on October 03, 2002 at 19:49:30 PT
I see that now. I'm downloading a windows update but will check it out when this is finished. Thanks. I'll try it with my FTE site and test it since I can add stuff to those pages but I would need Matt or Ron to add one to C News when they have time. 
What's New
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Comment #12 posted by FoM on October 03, 2002 at 19:42:51 PT
I use IE5 something. I haven't had success with getting IE6 downloaded and working right so I stay with this one. I have Opera on my older computer. I guess I should go check it out and see how it is. It had many ads and didn't show web pages made with IE and Front Page as well but if I remember it was fast. Thanks.
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Comment #11 posted by canaman on October 03, 2002 at 19:42:47 PT
BGreen and FoM
I use Explorer 5.0 for my browser and have Googles toolbar right above URL address window. Works great for me and I agree it's the best search engine around. I'm not sure how the search feature for websites works but they do have a free one FoM.
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Comment #10 posted by BGreen on October 03, 2002 at 19:26:52 PT
I use Opera 6 as my browser
It has a Google search window right next to the address window you type URLs in.
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on October 03, 2002 at 19:20:30 PT
Thanks! I did a quick check but you must have to email for how much it costs. So far the free search has done almost everything I've wanted. Google is getting better and better and now their beta news search is getting quicker too. I think Google for at least CNews is the best search tool currently available. 
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Comment #8 posted by canaman on October 03, 2002 at 18:48:35 PT
Google does have search engines you can put on your front page at...... to bottom of page for different options
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Comment #7 posted by SWAMPIE on October 03, 2002 at 18:42:03 PT
  Oh,Wow!!!!,Maannn!!!That Dude's Got All The Pot
..!! He's just one more macho-asshole-pseudo-Christian-Joint-Showin'-Know-It-All-Dyed-In-The-Red-White-And-Blue-Patriotic-Apple-Pie-And-Ice-Cream-Donut-Eatin'-Weed-Whackin'-Crack-Snaciin'-Sonuvabitch!!!!Can't these people ever get a clue?This whole issue has to be addressed BY ADULTS FOR ADULTS!!!!! It is a worthy medicine and IT WILL NOT GO AWAY!!!!!!! NOT IN MY LIFETIME,OR YOURS,Mr.DEAth MAN.When will you get your PRIORITIES STRAIGHT,WHEN WE'RE ALL suffering from POLLUTION and AIDS,and CANCER? You "sheeple" need help,and may GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL. SWAMPIE
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Comment #6 posted by mayan on October 03, 2002 at 18:21:04 PT
Reputation? HA-HA!!!
"Question 9 will ruin Nevada's reputation for all the world to see," Paresi said. "Nevada will have the most liberal drug laws in the United States. We're just begging for trouble."How comical!!! Nevada already has legalized gambling & prostitution! They don't exactly have a "squeaky clean" reputation as it is. If these bone-heads are worried about their state's reputation they are living in the wrong state. I don't see how allowing a consenting adult, who harms neither the person or property of another, to smoke cannabis in the privacy in their own home will harm Nevada's reputation. Advocating the incarceration of cannabis smokers has done far more damage to the reputation of this entire country than cannabis ever will. Give it up antis. You are being seen for what you are...weak-minded liars!!!unrelated - THE PEOPLE'S INVESTIGATION OF 9-11 - Press Conference on Friday, Oct.4th - San Francisco: Ruppert speaking in SAN FRANCISCO on Oct. 4th
and in SEBASTOPOL on Oct. 6th!!! and Almihdhar: The 9/11 Hijackers Who Should Have Been Caught- the Rubicon - Advisers Planned Iraq War Since 1990s: Against a War in Iraq - by Congressman Ron Paul -
U.S. House of Representatives: 6-7:National Days of Resistance to War and Repression -
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on October 03, 2002 at 18:02:31 PT
p4me, Have You Tried Google?
I just have a basic search tool on the site but google has more detail. I use google more then I use the search tool from here. Google is really good. I wish I could have google search added to the front page. To find anything almost first type in Cannabisnews and then a space and what ever you are looking for and more then likely you will find what you want.
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Comment #4 posted by p4me on October 03, 2002 at 17:53:28 PT
What does Nevada have to fear?
Why should people worry, they have policemen that know everything, and once the cannabis issue is settled they can surely handle anything.FoM, I hate to ask this like this. I used the search engine to look up my comments...It only searches 320 at maximum and has no way of going back further. It also searches by title and if it is contained in the body. It does not allow you to search by user name is what I would like, but you know how we never seem to have our way. I was wanting to send my stuff to my sister for my nephews sake.I think some people will be interested in gathering their comments or will want to search their comments to find things they said. Anyway, if I did a search now, this should make 620 results for a search for p4me. Well to balance out my self interest, I should return to our screwed up national mess and the brainwashing of America on anything cannabis. I was thinking how screwed up everything is when Walters&Company threaten Canada with tighter border crossings if they legalize marijuana. Gee, I thought they had sealed all possible means of getting radioactive material, and chemicals and germs for mass destruction. Canada should legalize marijuana right away and get the DEA on the case of tightening that security as a matter of American national interest. I thought we were secure, but the wisdom of Walters has led me to believe that it will take the DEA to protect us. I should compose something concerning the small difference in the words correct and corrupt. American government is corrupt when it should be correct. I think all those all BAHstards must have gotten memos saying that we need policy that is correct and they did some kind of Fruedian thinking with their corrupt ways and just read it as corrupt. Or maybe they were corrupt and changed the two letters e&c to u&p and did what they wanted and then had the memos on file so they could CYA if ever they got called. Well, there it is cannabis fans if you can grow that seed, maybe it will help us all.lalalalala! Free Cannabis For Everyone. LOL. LOL. Oh, singing and laughing at cannabisnews. I think it is about as addicting to me as prohibition is to Walters. LOL.LOL. Free Cannabis Everyone. It is just a matter of singing and laughing to avoid crying and dying.DAD-D,1,2
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Comment #3 posted by JR Bob Dobbs on October 03, 2002 at 16:51:04 PT
Sirs,  Question nine would allow marijuana smokers a legally regulated place they can purchase their cannabis. Right now, the government does not allow the black market any competition. I fail to see how a government-sanctioned cannabis shop will foster more crime than black market dealers. Did crime related to the sale and distribution of alcohol rise after prohibition was repealed? Does Sheriff Keller still have a problem fighting bootleg hooch?  Despite countless raids, the only way America rid itself of the curse of the speakeasy was by legally regulating alcohol sales. America could easily put the drug dealers out of business the exact same way.
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Comment #2 posted by Shishaldin on October 03, 2002 at 16:29:03 PT
Suspicions confirmed...
Another little blurb from DEA Watch from one of their own.:Does DEA stiff its CI's?, con't:   Isn't the Mena case similar to the problems a Newark, NJ CI wrote in detail about in The Watch not long ago? As I recall a female CI wrote an extensive report about CI stiffing in The Watch on March 7th of this year.   The problems we cause for people who help us isn't rooted only at the top or among agents and employees who are not in daily contact with our CI's. The problem is with everyone. We take from these people and don't give much back in return. We lie to them and make promises that we know we won't fulfill.   We are not solving the drug problem. We are part of the problem. Every time a citizen hears about a DEA agent betraying a promise that citizen tells himself NEVER to report a drug incident to authorities... and especially not to DEA. We bite the hand that feeds us. We betray the people who trust us. There is a serious integrity and honesty problem in DEA, and law enforcement in general. I want to make a comment, but I think this one stands on it's own...Peace and Strength,Shishaldin
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Comment #1 posted by Shishaldin on October 03, 2002 at 16:18:19 PT
From our "buddies" at DEA Watch....
A little poll we should take part in.... The Onondaga County Legislature is voting on Thursday, October 10, 2002 on eliminating the D.A.R.E. Program from the Onondaga County, New York Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Kevin Walsh needs your help!Please go to his web site and vote in favor of keeping the D.A.R.E. Program. All of Our kids will greatly appreciate your support.http://sheriffwalsh.comYou may also email your support for D.A.R.E. to Sheriff Kevin Walsh at sheriffkevin hotmail.comPeace and Strength,Shishaldin
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