On Thursday a 35 year old man in Covington, Louisiana was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted a fourth time on marijuana charges. Cornell Hood II was convicted three times in New Orleans and got off with probation. He then moved to St. Tammany Parish, where he got busted a 4th time.

Under Louisiana’s repeat-offender law Cornell is eligible for a life sentence, which he got. Last year his probation officer came to his home for a routine visit and ended up finding almost two pounds of cannabis throughout the house. The probation officer alerted the police, and off Cornell goes to jail on intent to distribute charges.

While I disagree with the laws that have essentially ended this man’s life, I can’t feel sorry for him personally. He was well aware of the laws, and got off with probation for three other convictions. The amount of stupidity that is needed to leave two pounds of weed laying around your house with your probation officer coming for a visit is staggering.

But stupidity shouldn’t land you in jail if you’re not hurting anyone else in the process. Now Louisiana  taxpayers have to take care of this moron for the rest of his life because he had a bunch of plant matter in his house; not to mention the money and resources wasted on convicting him 4 separate times.

If stupidity was against the law, there wouldn’t be anyone left to run…anything.

- Joe Klare

  • A Diaz

    Pat Robertson would be frowning on this :-(

  • Chris in WI

    This is retarded. I mean that in the real defined version of the word retarded.

    Retard: a person who is stupid, obtuse, or ineffective in some way: a hopeless social retard.

    Our federal Cannabis laws make zero sense. We allow people to CHOOSE to use tobacco and alcohol which kill 1/2 a million citizens yearly but we spend $50,000,000,000 ($50 billion for the math impaired) a year on a plant that has NEVER KILLED ONE HUMAN… EVER!~

    The people in the federal government who say cannabis is “dangerous” are RETARDED.

    Beyond that some are criminal. They KNOW they are depriving people of their god given inalienable right to CHOOSE for themselves.

    “Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.”

    -Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) U.S. President.

    Speech, 18 Dec. 1840, to Illinois House of Representatives

    What he is saying (and what everyone seems to miss in this debate) is choosing to use a substance IS NOT a crime and making it a crime is, in and of itself, a crime. Let me restate that, Prohibition is a CRIME.

    If you don’t get it, read it over and over till you do, because this is important. YOU have no right to tell someone what they can ingest IF it harms nobody else. Smoking weed in public would affect others; so no-no. But in your home, it’s nobody’s (including YOU the reader) business, if it’s not you consuming it.

  • Vee

    You can’t fight drugs, you can’t fight terror. what you can do is fight people. The war on drugs is war on the people.  

     The FDA has the ability to control alcohol and cigarettes and has studied their effects. The FDA/HHS has legalized the two worst drugs known to man, and refuse to legalize the safest known drug, cannabis. And yes it’s safe! There’s plenty of proof (see below). So let’s get something straight, the DEA and the FDA are not trying to keep us ‘safe’.
    Cannabis
    - no lethal dose (suck on that Feds)
    - palliative and curative
    -non toxic
    - not addictive (learn your chemistry)
    -bronchodialator (can be used for asthma)
    -neuroprotector, protects your brain (contrary to the propaganda)

    Here we have irrevocable proof in  the public domain that nobody discusses, govt funded US patent 6630507 titled, “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants.” The govt  holds two opposing positions, that cannabis has no medical use, and that is does. Taxpayer money is being used to study and patent cannabis, and taxpayer money is being used to mislead the public(Aka propaganda) and imprison them.

    It’s time for the facts to be accepted…remember if someone doesn’t believe that the govt is still spreading propaganda please direct them to patent 6630507, says it all.