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San Diego County Sheriffs and CHP shut down Camino Paz on Tuesday to search for the suspected getaway driver in a Spring Valley pot shop robbery

Nearly a century ago, between 1920 – 1933, the United States undertook what some called “the noble experiment”; the nationwide prohibition of alcohol.
In reality, it was a horrifically stupid experiment and a miserable failure that led to increased alcohol consumption, an overall increase in crime, the rise of organized crime, the court systems were flooded with trivial cases, public officials and politicians succumbed to atrocious levels of greed and corruption, and untold amounts of taxpayer dollars were forfeited to a thriving black market.
Sound familiar?

Jovan Jackson, from YouTube.

Just over one year ago, on October 24th, 2012, historical legal precedent was set in the state of California in regard to its ambiguous medical marijuana laws. San Diego based medical marijuana storefront owner, Jovan Jackson, had been tried in court twice, based first on entrapment style undercover buys in 2008 (acquitted of all charges), and then trumped up charges of possession and sale of marijuana after a raid on his shop in 2009, of which he was eventually found guilty.

Photo: Matt Mernagh
Canadian medical marijuana patient and Toke of the Town contributor Matt Mernagh won big this week, with an Ontario judge striking down Canada’s pot laws

‚ÄčAn appeal by the federal government of yesterday’s Ontario court decision striking down Canada’s marijuana laws is all but certain, according to political observers.

The government is now awaiting direction from the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, reports Jennifer Yang at the Toronto Star. Lawmakers and law enforcement officers are “looking for guidance” on how to react to the court ruling.
“We are disappointed with this decision,” said Tim Vail, spokesperson for Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq. “The independent Public Prosecution Service has to decide whether to appeal this decision. While the courts have said that there must be reasonable access to marijuana for medical purposes, we believe that this must be done in a controlled fashion to ensure public safety.”
The Public Prosecution service is “studying” the decision and has 30 days to appeal the ruling, which it is expected to do.
In the meantime, Ontario Provincial Police will continue to enforce the marijuana laws, even though they could soon cease to exist.