Comment of the Day

Reader: Real Sheriffs Should Love Not Having to Enforce Pot Prohibition

Our post about a new lawsuit against Colorado's marijuana laws by a number of sheriffs in the state prompted a blizzard of Facebook comments.

Most of them took the law-enforcers to task, although the reasons varied widely.

This reader is baffled as to why the plaintiffs wouldn't be celebrating Colorado's laws, rather than opposing them in court.

Here's what he had to say.

Charles Warner writes:
Real sheriffs who give a damn about the law would appreciate not having to enforce a stupid law like marijuana prohibition. Unless they just like harassing citizens and making revenue off them, which could be the case. Vote these turds out.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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