It seems two members of the GOP God Squad, Representative James Knox and Brother Steve Zabawa have been attempting to profit off of the very substance they call a “scourge”. Cannabis, the plant that robs Montana of its rough and tough image and puts entire generations at risk, appears to be acceptable to these hypocrites as long as it makes them money.
Brother Steve Zabawa, faithful LDS car dealer, attempted to enter into a lease agreement with Montana Medical Marijuana at the location below. He reportedly also negotiated with the business to rent his property in exchange for 10% of the net profits of the medical cannabis business. He mentioned that he’d like the owner to provide his son Zac with employment as well. Odd that little more than a year later, he’d be testifying in hearings BEGGING for the legislature to repeal the law allowing medical use of cannabis- especially considering his general manager’s wife is suffering from terminal bone cancer and receives help in pain and symptom relief from cannabis her husband obtains on her behalf. Zabawa wants to take away her ability to sleep. What a piece of work.
Here is the actual agreement between Steve Zabawa and Montana Medical Cannabis.
Representative James Knox, who has been CRYING as of late about medical marijuana (his brother is an “addict”) provided a quote to design a website for the same business, Montana Medical Cannabis. He even offered to virtually “give away” his services because he was slow. Morals in this case appear to be very dynamic, changing based on the potential for profit. Here is a price quote from Knox.
It is mind blowing to me that Knox is critical on federal intervention on any level… unless it concerns medical marijuana. Rumors have circulated throughout the cannabis community that Knox was a marijuana dealer prior to being a politician but Knox “cried” at the March 11, 2011 HB161 hearing because he “wants his brother back”. Good grief…. maybe he feels guilty for getting him “hooked”? He needs an education….. there is no such thing as marijuana addiction.
Zabawa and Knox want the federal government out of our healthcare. I agree with them but you won’t find me praising the feds for raiding legal medical cannabis shops as I know there are now THOUSANDS of Montanans who have no safe or legal access to a medicine that they truly need.
UPDATE: Rep. Knox has asked that we post a retraction as there was apparently a confidentiality disclaimer attached to the email where he offered to “virtually give away” his services to a medical marijuana provider. He has turned this over to his attorney. We apologize for any inadvertent breach of confidentiality. We are, after all not attorneys, but volunteer bloggers. Apparently avoiding immediate consequences of blatant hypocrisy can be achieved by placing a confidentiality disclaimer to the bottom of each page of sanctimony. Wouldn’t it be much easier to actually practice what you preach? It never ceases to amaze me that legislators are so quick to condemn the lifestyles of others while partaking in very similar (or worse) activities. Rep. Knox’s correspondence via Facebook suddenly includes the following message:
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