In the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist is a story about a high profile actress on location in D.C. (the heart of the nation) and a priest who is losing his faith in God. How the two cross paths dignifies his ability to believe in his work as a true contribution to humanity. Beyond having faith in the unknown they develop a necessary means to survival which is fundamental: the attitude of never giving up and never giving in.
In the same vein, the Academy Award film for Best Picture in 2007, No Country for Old Men is about a Sherriff who indeed loses his faith not only in himself but in humanity. In his lifetime, the protagonist has seen so much change that he fears he is incapable of foreseeing any positive outcome from his participation in the force. On the contrary, it is people like this character who have historical leverage which is absolutely needed in the collective voice of progress. Without these ‘old-timers’ as he calls them, there is no way to measure the success of present.
In Berkeley, the Berkeley Police Department fails to fine adults and parents of minors who are in possession and using marijuana. They no more give them a fine nor book them in jail, sentence to community service or require counseling. In the eyes of the law, possession of marijuana with intent to sell is a felony. As a resident for 8 years, it is astonishing to see minors walking down the street smoking cannabis as if they were licking a lollipop. The arrogance!
Although there are plenty of individuals who legally use medicinal marijuana there is no law which protects them from smoking in public or selling (giving) it to minors. Any patient prescribed with medical marijuana in their right mind would use it behind closed doors or in a designated area specifically for that purpose such as a cannabis café. If you care to voice your concerns then write to Police Chief Michael Meehan at email@example.com and put it in writing.
Much like in No Country for Old Men the criminal will not stop. As in the opening lines to the film, where lawmen didn’t need to carry a gun in order to enforce the law suggests that reason was powerful enough. Nowadays the criminal is unreasonable.