Success or failure depends on your perspective
May 20, 2013
I want to offer another perspective to the May 12 article (online at http://www.havredailynews.com) titled “AP Exclusive: Mont. goes its own way on marijuana.” The story details a crackdown on businesses in plain sight and says the resulting prosecutions were “widely seen as a success and possibly a model for others.” The author forgot to account for some things in his “final scorecard” of 33 convictions.
Most importantly, a death toll is omitted. Richard Flor was a registered caregiver in Montana and the first indicted defendant to be sentenced. An aging Vietnam vete...