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

Dustin Shouse
Debi Adams
Christopher Rodriguez
Brooke Whiited
yolanda harris
Brad Smith
Mariah Adams
Joice Romaine
Stephan Boyles
Mary Jill Fericks
Carla Platerio
Bob Denham
Jacob Smiley
Brett Walcker
Shiloh Cantley
Thomas Elordi
Dalton stull
Ron Abbott
Meghan Fobes
Kyle Oliver
Brooke McGibbon
Jeremy Oehlert
Shelbie Mossow
Bruce Pattison
Dawna Symes
Zachary Camden
Julio Lara
Leslie Gilliland
Zackary Adkins
193 SIGNATURES
GOAL: 100 signatures

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  • Donna Carey
    Sign the Elko County LP Marijuana Resolution! Then, SHARE with your friends - they don't have to be Libertarian.
  • Dustin Shouse
  • Debi Adams
  • Christopher Rodriguez
  • Brooke Whiited
  • yolanda harris
  • Brad Smith
  • Mariah Adams
  • Joice Romaine
  • Stephan Boyles
  • Mary Jill Fericks
  • Carla Platerio
  • Bob Denham
  • Jacob Smiley
  • Brett Walcker
  • Shiloh Cantley
  • Thomas Elordi
  • Dalton stull
  • Ron Abbott
  • Meghan Fobes
  • Kyle Oliver
  • Brooke McGibbon
  • Jeremy Oehlert
  • Shelbie Mossow
  • Bruce Pattison
  • Dawna Symes
  • Zachary Camden
  • Julio Lara
  • Leslie Gilliland
  • Zackary Adkins