Those proverbial pied pipers of Marijuana Rob McDonald and James Benno have seemed to have found themselves in the local media spotlight once again.
Mr. McDonald , a frequent participator of Occupy Redding and a self proclaimed frequent flyer of the cannabis kind , recently led a charge to put three Redding California council members on a recall ballot.
Redding.com reports a sum total of 183 signatures against council members Rick Bosetti, Patrick Jones and Francie Sullivan respectively, where as 9000 signatures each were required to put recall votes on the November ballot .
"In his haste to pick up petitions in the final hours at some of the city's collectives, he was unable to locate petitions Occupy Redding gathered on the campaign's behalf."
In what can only be construded as making lemonade out of lemons, McDonald spoke of his success as "repercussions" warning politicians, and let "judges" know that the people have a voice.
We here at Freshie Kardashian are of the opinion that soon you will at least one dreaded Occupy Redding member running for a vacant seat on the Redding City council .
Politicians and judges beware...
"Bigley" down under
Another local public persona of pot has found himself: ( by we believe his own making,) in the spotlight again .
In a recent YouTube video "James Benno, an outspoken medical marijuana patient who has been supportive of recall efforts, beams proudly and thanks the City of Redding over a cannabis garden he started this year on a half-acre in an industrially-zoned part of Redding."
Redding California City Attorney Rick Duvernay has responded that "Medical Marijuana Nurseries are prohibited in industrial zones" and also" It is possible that his brazen antics may attract the attention of federal or state law enforcement officials at some point."
In Marc Beauchamp's blog titled "James Benno responds to Redding City Attorney Rick Duvernay", an e-mail is re printed by Mr. Benno with allegedly "the facts and the laws made by people a lot smarter than Rick Duvernay."
Mr. Benno is also quoted in another blog as saying "Rick Duvernay is a liar" and "You have the opinion of one Hack City Attorney."
What in God's Name have you done to our City Mr.Duvernay ? Look at the position you put local law enforcement in.
We at Freshie Kardashian can only look at Mr.Benno's comments on the video and recent blogs and again wonder...