Montanafesto made the Billings Gazette today for our expose’ on medical cannabis opponents Rep James Knox and Brother Steve Zabawa, owner of Rimrock Auto Group and Mercedes Benz in Billings.
Memorable quote from James Knox, when asked if he’d ever sold marijuana: “No, not that I can recall.” That is code for “yes, but until you dig up someone I sold to, I won’t be admitting that!”
Steve Zabawa told Ed Kemmick of the Gazette that he favored repeal of Montana’s medical marijuana law but would like to see small amounts decriminalized for those who truly need it, like terminal cancer patients. He was sure to mention that it would still be illegal to cultivate cannabis and was asked how those truly deserving patients would obtain the product. To which he said, ““I would bet there would be some good people out there willing to meet their needs.” Nothing like sending seriously ill individuals on a quest through dark alleys in search of “good people willing to meet their needs” at the risk of imprisonment. Odd Zabawa feels anyone needs it considering he likes to mention that it has no medical value.
After we exposed Knox and Zabawa last week, Knox found it necessary to send a message to the entire legislature claiming that the blog was filled with “slanderous lies”. Thanks to a legislator who forwarded a copy to one of our bloggers. Here’s a screenshot.
The blog received a couple of messages from him as well.
Knox claims that marijuana ruined the life of his brother. Would James Knox’s brother please come forward? There are almost a million Montanans who would love to speak with him, if he actually exists. Apparently Knox likes his alcohol, he couldn’t wait to sit in his chair to sip some whiskey last weekend.
Zabawa implies that his brother’s death from lung cancer was due to smoking marijuana for 35 years….. oddly enough, there has never been a proven link between lung cancer and smoking marijuana. Marijuana contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents, there are some studies that show it actually slows the growth of lung cancer. No word on if Zabawa’s brother smoked cigarettes, but my guess is that he did.
Perhaps it is time for the Montaliban to give up on its efforts to control the lives of Montana’s citizens. If you want cannabis repeal, put it on the ballot. In the meantime, stop exploiting your family members as well as your faux tears to convey emotional connections to this issue.