– Scott Sunde writes in the PI about the upcoming attempt to extradite Marc Emery to Seattle to face drug distribution charges for selling marijuana seeds to Americans. Not even pot, just seeds. The extradition is set for the first week in June. As one of Emery’s 4,999 Facebook friends, I have to admit that it feels weird to be so closely connected to someone who our government considers the largest drug kingpin in Canada. Our laws really couldn’t be any stupider.
– KUOW’s Weekday program did an excellent hour on drug policy [mp3]. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg was part of the panel, and I have to say, if Republicans want to figure out how to become relevant again, they need to listen to that guy. Yes, using science and reason on topics like drug policy will make the base of the Republican Party mad as hell, but if you don’t do it, that base will just keep shrinking. At some point, you need to dump the loonies and start making sense to independent voters again.
– The arrogance and ignorance within Kitsap County’s Prosector’s Office is starting to get even more attention across the country.
– As a new father, this news item was extra terrifying for me.