Pinellas County, Florida Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, on the possibility of legal medical marijuana (hat tip -- #sayfie):
We're going to be right back to the problems we just dealt with, with pill mills .... We are going to see unscrupulous practitioners just trying to make a buck and see places pop up all over. Somebody can go in and say, 'Doc, I need a certification because my head hurts, or my neck hurts' and get an unlimited supply.
... and he says that like it's a bad thing.
The problem isn't marijuana.
The problem isn't pills or "pill mills."
The problem isn't "unscrupulous practitioners just trying to make a buck."
The problem is drug warriors like Bob Gualtieri.
People who want marijuana are going to get marijuana. People who want pills are going to get pills.
The only question is whether they'll do so by swiping a debit card, then go to work at their honest day jobs, or whether they'll mug you on the street or steal the stereo from your car to get the money because nobs like Gualtieri are jacking up the prices by running around waving guns in people's faces on the taxpayers' dime.