Pete Pontificates: On Josephine County Tantrum Lawsuit

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“By the rude bridge that arched the flood

Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled

Here once the embattled farmers stood

And fired the shot heard round the world.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson, from the Concord Hymn, 1837.

If you’ve been in a cave hibernating, or away on an island vacation since the beginning of the year, you may be forgiven if you missed the headlines coming out of Josephine County in Southern Oregon. The rest of the state, however, is still reeling. In fact, with the most recent action by the county’s board of county commissioners (BCC), much of the nation is in shock. With one story gaining worldwide attention in early April, it is safe to say the cannabis-concerned population of the English speaking world let out the collective cry of WTF?!

You remember when you were young and not getting your way? You may

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