I don’t smoke pot, never have and don’t believe I ever will, and contrary to the claim that marijuana was some kind of sacred herb with a long history of use by the nations you can set that aside as coming from the same quadrant that would have you believe that our nations never engaged in inter tribal warfare and market our ceremonies.
At the same time there’s been something of an evolution in the approach I take to marijuana while I continue to maintain there are associated issues that need to be addressed.
I’m actually looking at Sessions statement as a good thing, not because I’m opposed to people using marijuana, I’m not, rather that there is an estimated 30 million pot smokers in this country and that translates to more people taking it to the streets to protest the Trump regime.
And a sustained unrelenting nationwide protest involving a variety of issues at this point in time may be the only thing that can make a difference.
Trump has made a big deal in the past about being supportive of states rights, but then he’s done the same with anything else he thought he could bullshit people about.
Apparently he isn’t behind states rights when it comes to sanctuary cities, and now apparently when it comes to marijuana use either.
California announced that Trump could take a hike with his war against those who acknowledge climate change is a reality, they’ll launch their own satellite and pursue state mandated legislation to address it.
I like that, and expect California and a few other notable states will tell Trump to likewise take a hike when it comes to their states ability to legislate marijuana.
If Sessions wants to talk about unhealthy and violence he needs to take a look at alcohol as a major vehicle of both – how many accidents, assaults, spousal abuse, and murders involve alcohol?
How many lives and homes has alcohol destroyed? How about the reality that alcohol is a well established facilitator of stds?
How about gambling and casinos – think they haven’t a number of associated issues? Think crime isn’t often a silent partner or countless lives haven’t been destroyed due to gambling addictions?
I’ve known pot smokers who are total slugs qualifying as some sort of vegetable species, and I’ve known pot smokers who get up, go to work, and are what society would refer to as productive.
But I can also say the same of those who drink and even those who neither use pot nor alcohol.
Hard drugs? A different story in my opinion and I’m completely in favor of a relentless hounding of dealers to the ground, big time when convicted, and treatment for addicts.
If pot were legal and usage regulated in some manner I believe the whole dynamic would change, crimes associated with the “bootleg” industry side of it would disappear or be minimized just as they were when prohibition was repealed.
If Sessions wants to pretend he’s Captain America he needs to focus on issues like Russian hacking and corporate criminal activities rather than kiss the hand of his master.