I’ve done some searching trying to find something positive about recreational use of marijuana. What I found was not so convincing it’s a good idea … sort of like trying to find something positive about alcohol and DWI which marijuana can also cause.
No matter, the push is on.
Support for making marijuana legal is increasing around the world, and that is a good thing. Earlier this week, the Mexican Supreme Court opened the door to legalizing the drug by giving four plaintiffs the right to grow cannabis for personal use…
Laws banning the growing, distribution and possession of marijuana have caused tremendous damage to society, with billions spent on imprisoning people for violating pointlessly harsh laws. Yet research shows that marijuana is far less harmful than alcohol and tobacco, and can be used to treat medical conditions like chronic pain. New York Times editorial 11-5-15
“Far less harmful than alcohol?” Its not harmless, just less harmful. Tell that to the person run down by a driver under the influence. 😳 What, we can’t adjust unfair laws without legalizing this drug?
The liberal mind never ceases to amaze. Pretty soon we will have a male who identifies as a female walking around the girls locker room smoking a joint with his penis hanging out. 😰
So why the push for legalization? There seems to be a common thread in the arguments supporting legalization backed up by the experience of Colorado. (Where the struggling middle-class spends $700 million a year on weed)
That argument boils down to one thing that is attractive to politicians.
Not unlike the obsession with state-run lotteries where many studies show that the poor and low income spend a disproportionate percentage of their income on lotteries.
LOPEZ: Senator Sanders, right here in Nevada, there will be a measure to legalize recreational marijuana on the 2016 ballot. You’ve said you smoked marijuana twice; it didn’t quite work for you. If you were a Nevada resident, how would you vote?
SANDERS: I suspect I would vote yes.
And I would vote yes because I am seeing in this country too many lives being destroyed for non-violent offenses. We have a criminal justice system that lets CEOs on Wall Street walk away, and yet we are imprisoning or giving jail sentences to young people who are smoking marijuana.
I think we have to think through this war on drugs which has done an enormous amount of damage. We need to rethink our criminal justice system, we we’ve got a lot of work to do in that area.
The Washington Post
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