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Post by Barry » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:53 pm

Pot resolution adopted in West Hollywood T
Tue Jun 20, 12:40 AM ET

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - City leaders adopted a resolution Monday night calling on sheriff's deputies not to target certain adult marijuana users.

The City Council backed the nonbinding resolution 4-0, said city spokeswoman Tamara White. Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca had no immediate comment because he hadn't reviewed the motion, said sheriff's spokeswoman Kerri Webb.

The resolution directs the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, which contracts with this left-leaning city, not to "target adult marijuana users who consume this drug in private and pose no danger to the community."

Minors and drug dealers would still be subject to arrest, and smoking in public would still be prohibited, the resolution says.

The resolution is not legally enforceable, but sends a message that law enforcement officers should "leave the pot smokers alone" and go after more serious crimes, said Councilman John Duran, the resolution's sponsor.
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Post by Ralph » Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:28 pm

I agree with the sentiment but uneforceable resolutions create many issues where so much police discretion is unavoidable.

And how many people smoking pot in private in affluent West Hollywood are arrested every year?

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Post by jbuck919 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:37 am

I believe in the decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marjuana (it should be a fineable offense, not a crime). I do not believe in its total legalization. I have never used it and still have no sympathy for those who do.

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Post by RebLem » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:25 am

Remindws me of a great joke. For those who don't know, West Hollywood is the gay capital of Southern California, and it broke away from the rest of Hollywood about 20 years ago, I think.

Johnny Carson's comment on the breakaway was, "The first act of the new city council was to make Judy Garland's birthday a legal holiday."
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