The Arcata Eye Provides a Scary Look at Federal Views on Marijuana
Kevin Hoover of The Arcata Eye has been getting a lot of flack lately for his views on indoor grows and how to address the problems associated with the grows in his town but, whatever your individual viewpoint about his actions, his hard hitting interview with Scott Burns, deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, impresses with its clarity, intelligence and bulldogged insistence on important points. I reccommend getting a copy of The Eye to check out the Feds’ vision for Humboldt County and for an excellent closeup of the kind of hard hitting questions a journalist should ask.
For those of us in the Southern part of the area with limited access to The Eye the recorded interview appears at KHSU.org on the archives’ page—Friday, most recent.
Kevin starts out soft–and pro marijuana advocates might be inclined to dismiss the piece but increasingly, as the interview goes on, he insists on some answers to very pointed questions about the Federal government’s stand on legalizing marijuana and the part the government plays in causing criminal activity by criminalizing what many people consider medicine or, at most, a gentle intoxicant.
Because my little guy needed me, I missed the last few minutes of the interview. But you can bet at 11pm when my IP allows free download, I’ll be hitting the link above and visualizing a clear and ugly picture of how the current administration plans to handle this area in regards to marijuana growing.
Mendocino sheriff Tom Allman was right–if we don’t solve our community’s problems surrounding marijuana growing, we are going to end up with the feds “solving” it for us.
UPDATE:I don’t know if I missed it earlier or if it just went up but now there is a transcription of the interview on The Eye’s site.