Smiling face of the prison lobby.
Look at this face and remember it. If Prop. 64 fails and you go to prison for a marijuana felony after November 8, this is one of the people who is probably most to blame.
A writer and self-proclaimed marijuana expert who uses the pen name Dragonfly de la Luz has penned a widely circulated attack on Prop. 64 that has been roundly debunked. She basically jumps in whenever marijuana legalization is on the ballot with widely inaccurate claims about Prop. 19 in 2010 and now regarding Prop. 64. In fact, many of her claims are just rehashing the same misrepresentations. Her main talent is that she is verbose and sounds very reasonable because she is not restricted by the facts. Here are just a few of the times she has been debunked for deliberately getting things wrong but doing it in a very persuasive way. That is why her deception is so dangerous, unless you know the laws and facts, she seduces you into accepting things that are simply incorrect.
Like most other rumor mongers, Dragonfly makes the claim that Prop. 64 would damage Prop. 215 medical marijuana patients rights and here are dozens of California’s top criminal defense attorneys who say she is wrong.
Below is a brief point by point rebuttal of Dragonfly’s widely read article attacking Prop. 64 by Chris Conrad and published at the same website where her article appears.
Beyond the gross inaccuracies in her discussion of California laws and the intiative is Randy Hencken’s rejoinder that “Even if your arguments contain a few half-truths — many don’t, and are just twisted logic, red herrings and strawmen — but even if there is an ounce of truth in them, not one of them alone nor all of them together are more important than the benefits of legalization and restorative justice.”
Important to know, these are not mistakes she is dissembling, hers are deliberate lies. She is informed and knows perfectly that this stuff is not true, but her dedication to sending people to prison knows no bounds. Why? Because Dragonfly wants to keep home gardens illegal and to ensure that the medical marijuana retail monopoly continues to charge patients $60 and up for an eighth of marijuana a that should cost you about $12.50 including tax. It’s more important to her that her dope dealing buddies make that extra $47.50 than that you don’t go to prison. After all, she doesn’t know the people in prison, her friends get away with it.
Here Dragonfly is caught in another flat-out lie during a radio show, pretending that a respected activist was opposing it when he is actually supporting Prop. 64. She just makes stuff up and runs with it.