Fellow San Luis Obispo residents: How many of you have heard about someone who has smoked pot, or done a drug before? I've heard about it so many times I'd be able to buy my schoolbooks for free. Now there's a legislation trying to be passed called "Safe Access to Drug Treatment and Child Protection Act 2005," (HR 1528). If this bill were to pass, here is what would happen:
If you "witness" certain drug offenses taking place or "learn" that they took place, you would have to report the offense to law enforcement within 24 hours and provide "full assistance" in the investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of the people involved. Failure to do so would be punishable by a mandatory two-year prison sentence.
Here are some possible scenarios you would soon be required to report by law within 24 hours should you happen to witness them: 1) You see someone you know pass a joint to a fellow college student, 2) Your cousin mentions that he bought some marijuana for some of his college friends, 3) You find out that your brother who recently has kids recently bought a small amount of marijuana to share with his wife, 4) Your substance-abusing daughter begged her boyfriend to find her some drugs even though they're both in drug treatment.
Oppose HR1528; it will make us all have to work for the government, when we're not even getting paid for it! Contact your congressional representatives now at www.
SLO born and raised