Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Unintended Consequences; Constitutional Edition

In 2014, the voters in Missouri narrowly approved a constitutional amendment which says that people have an inalienable right to farm.

Now, the claim is being made that since farming is growing stuff, that applies to growing weed.
A Missouri woman believes her constitutional right to farm shields her against being prosecuted for allegedly growing a small crop of marijuana in her basement.

Lisa Loesch, 52, of Jefferson City, was charged in 2013 with a felony count of manufacturing and/or distributing a controlled substance. Investigators with the Jefferson City Police Department and a regional drug task force said they found nine healthy, potted marijuana plants under grow lights in her basement in October 2012.
She's probably got a reasonable shot of winning her argument.

1 comment:

Nangleator said...

There will soon be a new specialty for lawyers: The "This is what we really meant when we wrote that law" practice. Our recent hobby of hiring batshit politicians nationwide will leave us with that need for a very long time.