Well the state of America is pretty f’d right now.
I’m not talking about what’s going down in Washington, I’m talking about how you can legally purchase weed in one state and be arrested and charged with a felony from that same weed in another.
It’s now well understood that the criminalization of marijuana and the overall ‘war on drugs’ in America was enacted solely to stop people who would vote against Republicans from, uh, voting. This isn’t a theory. This was admitted by one of Richard ‘war on drugs’ Nixon’s top aides, John Ehrlichman:
“The Nixon White House had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or be black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.” – John Ehrlichman, Richard Nixon’s domestic policy advisor
So if you can’t convince them to vote for you, you might as well just stop them from voting. Cool.
There is no reason marijuana should be illegal.
It has caused zero deaths. It’s no more of a gateway drug to harder narcotics than alcohol is a gateway to rape. It is not physically addictive. There is no marijuana epidemic in America. There IS an opioid epidemic. Which many people are dying from. But the old rich white men who currently run our country (i.e. Sessions, McConnell, Pence, Ryan, Priebus, Hatch,