In consideration of the terrible cost all around because of the Draconian anti-cannabis laws, it is about time Americans look for an alternative.
What a complete and total destructive waste this prohibition has been, not the least of which because of the related hemp issue, which would have given us biofuel, paper and so much more if unsavory individuals hadn’t destroyed the hemp industry. One result? OIL, bringing with it physical pollution and spiritual toxicity, the latter of which in the form of “radical” Islam, which is in reality classical Islam. If it hadn’t been for the oil industry, there would be no global threat of Islamic domination.
The cannabis ban has been a disaster on many levels, especially the cost to individuals and their families who have been incarcerated under the anti-pot laws. Then there’s the fact of the drug gangs destroying national parks.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington is one of four states where measures to legalize and regulate marijuana have been introduced, and about two dozen other states are considering bills ranging from medical marijuana to decriminalizing possession of small amounts of the herb.
“In terms of state legislatures, this is far and away the most active year that we’ve ever seen,” said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance, which supports reforming marijuana laws.
Nadelmann said that while legalization efforts are not likely to get much traction in state capitals anytime soon, the fact that there is such an increase of activity “is elevating the level of public discourse on this issue and legitimizing it.”
“I would say that we are close to the tipping point,” he said. “At this point they are still seen as symbolic bills to get the conversation going, but at least the conversation can be a serious one.”
Opponents of relaxing marijuana laws aren’t happy with any conversation on the topic, other than keeping the drug illegal….
That’s just too bad for them. Perhaps they should be billed for the high cost to humanity this irrational and unscientific prohibition will mean in the long run.