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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:15 pm

Jonathan Janetski is a 43-year-old landlord and general contractor.

He has no criminal history, no history of drug use, never found himself at odds with the law.

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          • howetuff posted at 6:54 am on Mon, Apr 2, 2012.

            howetuff Posts: 3

            The A.C.L.U. shuold step up to protect the few remaining liberties the Federal Government is taking from us.
            The Tenth Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
            It seems we can't rent our own property to a person to run a buisness that is deemed legal by the State of Montana without the Feds stomping all over the Tenth Amedment to put an ill man in a Federal Prison.
            Well Jonathan, I hope you don't go to prison for trying to get your heart fixed, but if you do, insist on a medical facility so you can get your ticker fixed. At least you have one, and ethics. What a waist of everyones time. No wonder this country is broke. The prisons (our largest and fastest growing industry) are full of dangerous, violent criminals? like you.

          • Partyer posted at 8:17 am on Sat, Mar 31, 2012.

            Partyer Posts: 685

            If only people could handle their addictions and other problems better. But they can't, so it becomes other people's problem, thus somebody has to intervene.
            Some time ago I thought "they" should come up with a system whereby people who wanted to drink alcohol, smoke pot, shoot smack, snort coke, gamble, etc. would have to be licensed to do it. Then there would be some control over who had a license. People with serious problems would be denied a license. Those who can handle it and maintain a productive lifestyle would be able to do so without fear of prosecution. Of course having this license might prevent you from enjoying other privileges like having certain jobs or government positions. But that was your choice. Other choices might include moving to a country where drug abuse is tolerated. I just don't think it should be here, where it's causing innocent people a lot of grief.

          • Independentthinkermt posted at 1:16 pm on Fri, Mar 30, 2012.

            Independentthinkermt Posts: 386

            Partyer posted at 8:04 am on Thu, Mar 29, 2012.

            It's your life. Sounds pretty simple to me.

            If only that were true. However, we have a great many people, and a great many agencies telling us how to live our lives. Which begs the question, is it really?

          • Partyer posted at 8:04 am on Thu, Mar 29, 2012.

            Partyer Posts: 685

            I don't expect any decriminalization of marijuana to happen anytime soon, and I wish the gov't could get tougher on alcohol abusers. Notice the article about the Billings man who got life for meth distribution. Perhaps they are cracking down on drug abuse? And irresponsible bar owners/servers. This might be a better world if people were more focused on reality and self improvement.
            Meanwhile since we know we could get in big trouble having any involvement in the marijuana business, for one, it might behoove us to stay away from it. It's your life. Sounds pretty simple to me.

          • ntanidiot posted at 12:23 am on Thu, Mar 29, 2012.

            ntanidiot Posts: 11

            Watch this Montanans...think about what you stand for and the people you live amongst. Our Law, State and of course Federal and it's affiliates, need to open there eyes before the American people are forced to do it for them. STOP the ignorance and persecution of those who are for freedom and what was once the American dream. For those who are challenged, I simply mean the pursuit of happiness by earning your own living doing something that benefits others as well as yourself so that you can live a fulfilled life.

          • bigbubba posted at 4:51 pm on Wed, Mar 28, 2012.

            bigbubba Posts: 11

            Vote Ron Paul!!! Lets get rid of this insanity!!

          • mtmama2011 posted at 4:02 pm on Wed, Mar 28, 2012.

            mtmama2011 Posts: 83

            Mr. Janetski made two huge mistakes:

            1. Letting the growing operation into the building,
            2. Pleading guilty

            These two mistakes, however, should not give him a longer sentence than the actual growers.

          • 888111 posted at 11:13 am on Wed, Mar 28, 2012.

            888111 Posts: 541

            put this guy in jail and we have daily,felons getting out on OR's from flathead county, and the justice dept not prosecuting the black panthers in phili,what aa bunch of BS, mabe community service for cannibis growers and users,its alot cheaper'till we just legalize it and tax it,why it wasn't taxed to begin with here is beyond me.

          • Rebel Rouser posted at 10:20 am on Wed, Mar 28, 2012.

            Rebel Rouser Posts: 1564

            Liberals want cannabis to be legal because we realize it is not the dangerous, harmful substance the X-ians say it is. Conservatives want you to spend the rest of your life in prison if you have anything to do with marijuana. This is why liberals do not want religious kooks involved in governance. The only thing Republicans/X-ians want, is to control every aspect of your personal life, NO to mm, NO to women's rights, NO to anything they don't like, and it all comes from their crazy notions about gGod. Christianity IS a mind bending disease. In fact, if one is not indoctrinated as a child, it is very unlikely that person would ever grow up to believe in that religious fantasy presented as reality. Gee, it looks and sounds a lot like being a Muslim, huh?

            Vote for the people who do NOT want to take your personal liberties and freedom away from you. It appears Mr. Janetski is a victim of our governments ability to overreach. This process starts when someone says "there should be a law....." about this or that. Whatever happened to "your rights end where mine begin"? If you really believe that our government is getting (or is) too big, then the solution to this problem should not be a quandary. How much money would our society save if cannabis was legal? Oh wait! that would put a lot of government workers out of a job!!! Eventually you will realize it is wrong to allow this process of loss of freedom to continue, but that won't be until they come to take your rifles and handguns, then you will get all pissy about rights and freedom, right? As it stands, it is all good as long as it is only happening to "them".

          • mtdawg posted at 9:13 am on Wed, Mar 28, 2012.

            mtdawg Posts: 293

            Unfortunately Montana Trace I don't think Janetski would have gotten a better deal under a republican administration. They're the ones who are wanting to continue the criminalization of marijuana. Legalize it and tax it. Great source of revenue for local and state governments. We do it with alcohol and tobacco, and they are as much "gateway drugs" as MJ.

          • MontanaTrace posted at 8:18 am on Wed, Mar 28, 2012.

            MontanaTrace Posts: 341

            Bigger government control?! That's exactly what we don't need. Please, less Feds in our lives. Unfortunately, that's what we are getting now and will be getting even more of if we vote for Obama and the Dems. He's shoving the EPA, DEA and too many government controls down our throats.

            It's an outrage that this landlord will do more time than the growers, especially after attempting to be within the tolerance of the law. Legal by the laws of the state but punishable behavior according to Federal Laws.

            The Dems are creating a nanny state that will control all aspects of society. It's called government controlled socialism. Is that what you want?

            If you voted for Obama to prove your not a racist, who will you for for this time, to prove you're not an idiot?

          • Rob123 posted at 7:34 am on Wed, Mar 28, 2012.

            Rob123 Posts: 6600


            "Here are the facts. The U.S. has 760 prisoners per 100,000 citizens. That's not just many more than in most other developed countries but seven to 10 times as many ... As Robertson pointed out on his TV show, The 700 Club, "We here in America make up 5% of the world's population but we make up 25% of the [world's] jailed prisoners." "

          • Independentthinkermt posted at 11:19 pm on Tue, Mar 27, 2012.

            Independentthinkermt Posts: 386

            What a damned shame.


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