BOSTON — As proponents gathered outside the State House Wednesday, Aug. 3 to urge support for marijuana legalization and condemn arguments against it as rooted in fear, opponents of a ballot question to allow the adult use of marijuana released a list of 119 members of the Legislature opposing legalization.
“I’m always concerned, particularly as a sheriff, about who goes to jail and who does not, and when you look at the overwhelming number of people of color, black and Latino, that are in our incarceration facilities, yes, I am very concerned about that,” Tompkins told the News Service. “That said, I have to balance that with health issues and I have to balance that with what I see going on.”
Sherriff Steve Tompkins is not in a good place when it come to cannabis policy… Lets hope someone pulls him to the side and teaches him a thing or two about cannabis.
He seems to believe its better to continue to criminalize cannabis and take peoples freedom away for possession than to change our culture for the better. The “health issues and what he sees going on” are enough for him to claim that its best left illegal for now. A corrupt position because there are no real health issues to be concerned of. Nothing that rises to the level that he is claiming. Only Reefer Madness concerns.. The continued criminalization of cannabis is a detriment to those that have been living under the terror of the drug war. Steve Tompkins doesn’t seem to believe we have suffered enough?