Summarily Denied

I’ve not blogged anything for quite some time now due to personal matters.

It’s certainly not from lack of writing.

Just recently I finished composing and filing a Motion to Dismiss with Prejudice in an Associate Civil case that involves my father and myself.

“WTF does this have to do with cannabis legalization?”, you might ask yourself.”

“Nothing,” I would reply.

Moving along…

Said motion took about 25 drafts to complete. (This draft is redacted with pound signs and said redacting kinda fuck up the formatting at the top of the document.) It’s about 1,100 words. It cites 12 exhibits. It took about two weeks to handcraft it with love and care using only the finest natural, organic ingredients harvested humanely…

Anyway.

The Judge seemed to dismiss it off hand. He seemed to bat away anything I tried to say to him as nothing but excuses. It also seemed like he ignored my points because I was talking as a pro se defendant. Not to mention, it didn’t seem to help that the plaintiff did have his ear without us present for several minutes discussing the case and was allowed to frame this case from their side.

Not sure if that last part matters. But, I recall being told by court clerks that ex parte applies to this case. (Nevermind! A quick search of the The Googles for the definition of “ex parte” cleared up my confusion. Ex parte: “with respect to or in the interests of one side only or of an interested outside party.” Fuck! Me! Running! I should have looked that shit up a long time ago. Fuck beans… Mea culpa.)

(So, it looks like the plaintiff’s attorney was allowed to go in and set the scene before we even spoke. That feels like some bullshit.)

I wanted to share this on social media so that I can share something I spent a lot of time and energy on just to have a judge could take the judicial version of dump all over it. The easiest way for me to do that is to blog it.

Hence this post. So… Here now sit across from one another trapped in a prison made of our awkward silence.

I’m interested in hearing the opinions of anyone with relevant experience in this type of legal matter. Like: “WTF? Are you stupid?” or “This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever read!”.

So… Here now we sit across from one another trapped in a prison made of our awkward silence.

Now. Without further ado (or proofreading the preceding text), I give you…

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“Drug warrior Jason Grellner accidentally makes a great point.”

Jason Grellner, current Vice President of National Narcotics Officers Association and Past-President of the Missouri Narcotics Officers Association, is an entrenched Drug Warrior who works for Franklin County Sheriff’s Office as it’s Unit Commander of Franklin County Narcotics and lobbyist who testifies at hearings and publicly speaks for maintaining cannabis prohibition in his spare time, asks a lot of questions in this clip and at the same time he inadvertently makes a great argument for legalizing cannabis.

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Semantics Break-Up Cannabis Legalization Efforts

I’ve seen a number of post over the last few months in which people say they do not favor ‘legalization,’ instead they want to ‘repeal prohibition.’ To add to this, folks who suggest that to ‘repeal prohibition’ is the only true means to set the plant and its consumers free, while ‘legalization’ is just a capitalist trap. Continue reading

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Overall Good Arguments for Marijuana Legalization Sullied by Ronald Reagan Quote

I just finished reading an article online titled “Escalate the War on Drugs? A Conservative Response” written by conservative author, Howard Rahtz.

In this article Rahtz offers several good points relating to a 10th Amendment argument for state rights to legalize marijuana, a counter argument to the America is Bound by International Treaties argument, and how the War on Drugs has failed to achieve the goals set out for it by prohibitionists. Continue reading

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Snack for Thought: Seeing Past Cannabis Legalization

I look forward to the day when cannabis activists, advocates, and ambassadors no long need waste their time fighting the ultimately futile, waywardly destructive and willfully inhumane policies of cannabis prohibition so that these worldly-wise, intensely passionate, and steadfastly earnest human beings may then focus on the actual and serious threats facing humanity instead of these inanely needless policies.

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Blunt Reply To The Marijuana Question

[Editor’s Note: This is an alternate, extended version of the article ‘TriXteR Phillips answers DJ Lux’s blunt question about legalizing marijuana in Missouri’ and the original final draft of the article ‘Rhetorical Question: Should Marijuana Be Legalized? published to Ladybud.]

The Question

The internet, from entertainment personalities, to politicians, to news outlets, to blogs, social websites and beyond, is ablaze with a provocative question that’s hot on everyone’s lips.

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TriXteR Phillips answers DJ Lux’s blunt question about legalizing marijuana in Missouri

Lux’s Question.

Lux, a well-known DJ for Saint Louis radio station 105.7 The Point, posted the following to her Facebook wall.

“Colorado [legalized marijuana for adult recreational use]…should we? Mayor Slay wants to know….whatever your stance take 5 min to complete the poll!”

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