Outrage began earlier this month when an 80-year-old grandmother in Michigan was thrown in jail for possessing less than an eighth of cannabis with an expired medical marijuana card. But apparently anti-marijuana activists don't see this as an issue.
Marijuana Moment founder Tom Angell tweeted out a story about the elderly woman thrown in jail. One of the people who replied to his tweets was Julie Schauer, a former art professor who's donated more than $1.4 million to defeat marijuana legalization. Unsurprisingly, Schauer thought the grandmother's arrest was "no big deal."
A night in jail is not such a big deal. Michigan has been notoriously bad at regulation, and they're trying hard to make up for it. No evidence that Michigan will know how to regulate with "full legalization." MI has big problem w/BHO explosions— Julie Schauer (@InAweofArt) August 7, 2018
Schauer's contributions to anti-marijuana groups is well-known. She was the largest funder for Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), an anti-cannabis group, and she's also donated to defeat recreational marijuana campaigns in California, Nevada and Massachusetts. It should also be mentioned that Schauer's contributions to SAM led to campaign fines for the organization after it failed to disclose information about her.
This also isn't the first time she's said something ridiculous about marijuana. She previously tweeted that marijuana caused the Parkland shooting in Florida earlier this year.
The Parkland Shooter had marijuana in his system. "During the interview, he says that he had used a lot of marijuana and had taken a lot of the prescription tranquilizer Xanax." https://t.co/DlAGpj34c5— Julie Schauer (@InAweofArt) August 7, 2018
If you're going to go after marijuana, it's probably not the best strategy to go after old ladies and schoolchildren. That's not exactly how you build empathy among voters.
(h/t Marijuana Moment)