Lawyers for David H. Petraeus have reached an agreement with federal prosecutors for the retired general and former CIA director to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge in connection with his handling of classified materials. Federal prosecutors will not seek prison time for the retired four-star general but instead will ask a judge to impose a probationary period of two years.
Recently, as the movement toward universal legalization seems to be inevitable, mostly conservative commentators have come out swinging against marijuana, legal or otherwise. And, frankly, they’ve been saying some silly stuff.
Now, it’s worth pointing out that the marijuana-is-good-for-everything-and-everyone crowd also says silly crap (gallery below), but this latest round of posturing about marijuana is worth a little ridicule all on its own.
There’s also the recently delicious moment when Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson fakes a heart attack in ridicule of the “save the children!!!!” hysteria coming out of another anti-potter.
Feds vs States Rights
Federal prosecutors are trying to persuade a jury that a cancer-stricken man and his family were illegally growing and distributing marijuana in the forest outside their northeastern Washington home despite claims by the "Kettle Falls Five" that they were instead raising legal medical cannabis for their personal use.