Elko County LP Marijuana Resolution

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Friends of Liberty,

The Elko County Commission has gone too far. Banning the sale and distribution of marijuana in Elko County is a step backward for you and me - for the entire county! The sale of goods and services should be up to the individual citizens involved in the exchange - the government has no role to play in free enterprise.

We met on Tuesday, October 3rd to create our unified response, which you can see below. You and I know the economy is strongest when people can go to work and buy goods or services as they please - marijuana is no exception. With that in mind...

Will you sign the petition below?

Thank you - you are helping grow the grassroots of liberty here in Elko - please share this page with your friends and family in Elko and ask them to sign - you don't have to be a Libertarian to sign our petition!

Sean Fericks
County Coordinator
Elko County Libertarian Party

A RESOLUTION CONCERNING ELKO COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-04

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA 

WHEREAS, the purpose of government is to defend the natural rights of her individual citizens; and

WHEREAS, citizens have the natural right to trade goods and services among themselves; and

WHEREAS, our nation’s birth was a justified rejection of, among other things, overbearing economic regulations and prohibitions on trade and goods; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada has legalized the production, transportation, sale, and consumption of Cannabis products; and

WHEREAS, the Cole Memo demonstrates that the federal government places a low priority on regulating the cannabis industry thereby mitigating the conflict between federal and state law; and (https://www.justice.gov/iso/opa/resources/3052013829132756857467.pdf)

WHEREAS, Cannabis consumption causes fewer adverse health effects than alcohol or tobacco consumption; and (https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm)(https://www.cdc.gov/marijuana/health-effects.htm)

WHEREAS, Cannabis is a safe and effective alternative to addictive opiates with virtually no risk of death by overdose; and (https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/overdose.html )(https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates)

WHEREAS, legal Cannabis consumers are less likely to be involved in violent crime than legal alcohol consumers; and (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2810%2961462-6/fulltext#article_upsell)

WHEREAS, Nevada Cannabis dispensaries utilize more aggressive identification and security measures than alcohol, cigarette, and opiate distributors; and

WHEREAS, failure to provide a legal means of acquiring a desired good always results in a thriving and illegal black market, necessitating more law enforcement encounters, arrests, incarceration, and court costs; and

WHEREAS, the black market does not regulate against the sale of Cannabis to minors; and

WHEREAS, many other jurisdictions have legalized Cannabis production, distribution, processing, and sales with minimal adverse affects to the community; and

WHEREAS, the Elko County Commission has passed COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-04 effectively promoting the black market and continuing a failed drug war in Elko County; now therefore

THE ELKO COUNTY LIBERTARIAN PARTY RESOLVES:

That the Elko County Commission has violated its purpose as a government body bound to defend the natural rights of her individual citizens to freely trade goods and services; and

That the Elko County Commission has wrongfully usurped authority over her citizens in a misguided attempt to protect them from their individual choices in the pursuit of happiness; and

That the Elko County Commission should correct its error by rescinding COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-04.

Who's signing

James Hof
Erik Roth
Richard Baumgardner
Kade Martinez
Samantha Anderson
Sue Lundy
David Garrett
Cynthia G-Devenport
John Pitman
Keisha Uhl
Robert Sanders
Scott Parsons
Pamela Dennis
Zackery Wood
christena lewis
Tina Gleason
Doug Eisenberg
Anita Zacharof
Karlee Sea
James Patterson
Kylie Bell
Devon Marcille
Noah Miller
Amy Hafner
DessiRae Maroney
Alanna Hyde
John Vorwaller
Kaylani Mason
193 SIGNATURES
GOAL: 100 signatures

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