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The Libertarian Party of Clark County is outraged at the recent medical marijuana raids in our county.
Voters spoke some time ago about this issue and agreed that medical marijuana should be legal in our state.
We support the right of citizens of Nevada to decide and in conjunction with the Constitution of the United States; we hold emphatically this supersedes any federal law on this matter. As a reminder, President Obama promised that states laws concerning this matter would be respected and that the federal attacks would end. However, it seems that resources are still being wasted targeting patients and law abiding Americans.
What occurred was nothing less than government-sponsored theft. The fact that no arrests were made adds to the reasoning that no crimes have been committed. These businesses have been given no answers or reasons for the seizures and the Libertarian Party is stating that these raids are illegal and that the targets are innocent of any wrongdoing.
We are also questioning Metro’s involvement, as local officers are to enforce the laws of the state they live in first and federal officers alone should have conducted any federal action.
This is the front line and to accept these actions would be to take a step backward in the unjust War on Drugs. We call on our lawmakers and other outraged citizens to demand answers from not only our local police, but also those in charge of making these decisions to attack sick people. Surely there are more pressing issues and areas we could spend money on that would keep the public safer than arresting law abiding people seeking medicine.
This affront to our laws in this state will not stand or go unchallenged. The Libertarian Party looks forward to making those responsible held accountable and to making those affected by these illegal actions get the justice they deserve.
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Libertarian Candidate for Assembly 22
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