One of the political vloggers I follow reacted to Attorney General Sessions announcement to federally recriminalize marijuana. He began reeling off a number of “facts” and made it sound like it was not only completely harmless in all cases – but was a wonder drug.
My response in short – “please quit spewing PR instead of science.” Here it is:
I have personally come a long way on this issue. I did a little in college – hated not being totally in control of all my faculties – and was generally FOR it being crime as I became an adult. However, over the past 10+ years – as I’ve learned how our own government began trafficking in it, and how it has been used to infringe on the constitutional rights and civil liberties of the population – I’ve drastically changed my mind. I haven’t changed the fact that I would personally smoke it recreationally if it were legal in my state, because I’ve studied the biological and medical effects of smoking since I was about 13 years old. Maybe if there was a way to nebulize the active ingredients taken from organic sources I’d try it. But it’s just not worth it to me personally.
I am however strongly against the ridiculous ban on the use of the plant that has so many amazing properties to be used for ropes, oils and paper products. I don’t think the government should be involved in telling any state – or individual – how they should handle ANY issue outside of those set forth in the Constitution. You know – as it was intended and as it is emphasized in the Federalist Papers.
Potheads will be potheads but the government needs to get out of the micro-managing ANYTHING that can be handled at the state level. In my humble opinion of course. 🙂