Snoop Dogg Busted Again

Jan 09, 2012 , , , , , , , , ,


Eminent rapper and marijuana aficionado Snoop Dogg was arrested over the weekend when officers at a Texas checkpoint searched his tour bus and found a few joints. He was issued a citation and released.

Imagine that, Snoop Dogg has a few joints in his tour bus! That means the town of Sierra Blanca, TX should stop what it is doing and investigate immediately!

It should be noted that this is the same town in which Willie Nelson was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession in 2010.

What is it with this particular town busting celebrities who are famous for proudly using marijuana? Could it be as simple as publicity stunts? Perhaps the local law enforcement really, really doesn’t like marijuana users, and they are intent on picking on the most famous of them. It is not a big jump in logic to assume that marijuana might be found on either of their buses, but does that make them priorities? Another thing I wonder about is how many illicit drug shipments get through that same checkpoint while the other officers are searching for anything they can find that will incriminate the entertainers?

This is just one more example of the folly of our governments’ approaches to marijuana. Taxpayers get to see their hard-earned money being spent to investigate and prosecute famous musicians, as well as more than 750,000 less-than-famous marijuana users every year, while serious crimes go undetected and unpunished right under the noses of law enforcement.

Will putting Snoop Dogg in jail make anyone safer? No. The same goes for any non-violent marijuana user. Yet our society continues to allow the arrests of these individuals at nearly record rates. Unfortunately, most of those people do not have millions of dollars, teams of lawyers, or the power of public sentiment on their sides. They are just statistics in a war that has gone on far too long.


13 responses to “Snoop Dogg Busted Again”

  1. Josh, I mean this with all due respect: poor spelling and complete disregard for the rules of spelling and punctuation confirm many persons’ low opinion of cannabis consumers as “stoners.”

    When we get onto pro-reform websites and argue for the liberalization of cannabis laws but write as if our brains are hobbled by drug abuse, we actually set back the cause of ending prohibition.

    Shorter version: if we write/speak/act like Cheech and Chong, we will get disrespected like Cheech and Chong. No one wants that–except, maybe, the DEA.

  2. A little unity please here guys. Josh is just getting his point across. I understand what you are saying though. For activists to be taken seriously it helps enormously if they are well dressed (straight society’s dress code) and well spoken. Just the way it is I am afraid but we also need to unite and not attack each other too much.
    I also feel that persecuting and arresting people like Snoop Dog and Willie will backfire, as they are universally respected and have access to the media which means they can help highlight the ridiculous nature and failure that is prohibition. I am sure they would speak about it at concerts too.

  3. I’m not trying to attack people. Everyone who wants more rational, compassionate, and just cannabis laws is my brother-in-arms or my sister in the struggle.

    I’m trying to get us to use the most effective tactics at our disposal. I want to see the end of prohibition sooner, rather than later.

  4. They’re just lucky they weren’t in Williamson County, TX. They would be in jail. Williamson does not issue tickets for weed even though ordinances allow it.

  5. I recall, willie was asked by the judge to sing a song for his unlawful possession. Later the judge saide no, after that caught wind on the web. But with snoop dogg rapping at the court house, that will be a hot ticket!!! Wytheville Va is my williamson TX. 1.0grams! Nice work Boys!!

  6. I was travelling thru texas and got pulled over for failing to use my turn signal in a timley mannor, I was on Interstate 10 near the check point El Paso, We were pulling a boat with AZ plates and my truck had California plates, the trooper pulled along side of us and as soon as he noticed the cali plates pulled in behind us and turned on his lights, and again his excuse to pull us over was a failure to use the turn signal in a timley mannor, ya we used the turn signal to change lanes but, just not soon enough, my buddy was driving my truck at time, they pulled him out of the vehicle and got him to let them search search MY vehicle, since he was driving at the time only he could authorize the search, I had no say, they put both of us in the ditch 20 feet apart, conducted the search, and found my medical mj, which i have a cali card for, didn’t matter, any way, they charged me with a mm and that equeated to a 300 dollar fine, ya they set us up , took my mj and let us go, after we delivered the boat on the way back to AZ we got pulled over again, Imagine that, only in Texas, DONT GO WITH CALI PLATES

  7. @Tom, I hope you realize that your Cali medical marijuana card doesn’t protect you anywhere outside of California, just like Snoop’s didn’t. You take a risk any time you drive outside the state with your medicine, even if the cops pulled you over for a weak reason. No one should ever be arrested for it, but be thankful all you got was a fine.

  8. What a waste of valuable resources. What does one expect when the primary goal of government and law enforcement is to “generate revenue”. Sad but true. I would prefer our police officers sto pend more time looking for real criminals as opposed to arresting and fining people for smoking a joint. How does POT affect anyone else other than the user of the POT? I recently spoke with a medical specialist and he stated “alcohol does far more damage to your body (liver specifically) than marijuana does. Too bad our Federal government is screwed up to make intelligent decisions. If you wish to use marijuana you have my blessings.”

    Should we believe our government or a medical professional about the facts of POT?

    Side note? Does anyone know when MM will be enacted and dispensed in New Jersey? The law has been passed since 2010.

    Thanks!
    KJ

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