Anti-Pot Legislator in Trouble for Faking Illness to Get Medical Marijuana Card

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Opponents of drug policy reform like to portray themselves as defenders of law and order, and yet you can't always count on them to obey the law themselves.

A state representative from Greenfield who says he obtained a medical marijuana prescription in California under false pretenses as a way to show the flaws with such a program should be impeached for illegal acts, several citizens told lawmakers today.

Rep. Clel Baudler, R-Greenfield, is a former state trooper who says he hates illegal drugs. He wrote in an e-mail to supporters in October that he had gone to California, where he lied about having medical problems to obtain a prescription to prove “how asinine it would be to legalize ‘medical marijuana.’” [Des Moines Register]

I'm sure he was very proud of this clever stunt of his, but there was one little problem he'd have done well to consider first:

California law states that a person who fraudulently represents a medical condition to a doctor is subject to a $1,000 fine or six months in jail for their first offense.

Too bad he emailed a bunch of people boasting about doing exactly that. Medical marijuana isn’t a fraud, sir. You are. Efforts are underway to get this idiot canned, which will prove ironically that the system works after all.

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pusspussmeow's picture

hypocrite

If marijuana is medicine, then why is it illegal? 

 

(Oh, yeah, it doesn't have a brand name and poor people can grow it.  That's what's illegal.)

Prohibitionists Wrong Again

Smoking pot doesn’t make people crazy.  Pot makes people who reject it crazy.

Giordano

You sir, are both an old

You sir, are both an old school idiot, and a criminal fool.

The whitegorilla

Federal Law Violation

It is a violation of Federal law to cross a state line with the intent to defraud or cause a crime.  Let's get this guy extradited, charged, and convicted.

Yes, but instead of physical

Yes, but instead of physical tyrants; America has tyrannical laws and retards who are afraid of changing them.

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