Advocacy

They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CLVII

Cannabis politicians

We are indeed in the midst of an opiate-related public health crisis, but aside from that, Chris Christie is full of “baloney.” First those in favor of cannabis legalization are not exclusively liberals by any means. And the liberals who favor legalization are not crazy, and their reasons for supporting cannabis have nothing to do with “wanting “to say everything’s OK.” They simply see the benefits, such as increased tax revenue, decreased unemployment, disempowering of the drug cartels, and — most importantly — the end of people (far too often the disenfranchised) being arrested for consuming something that has never killed anyone.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: cannabis is NOT a partisan issue. It’s an everyone issue and those like Chris Christie who state otherwise are simply throwing around empty rhetoric to serve their own means. It’s classic divide and conquer. We need our authorities and our politicians to look at the evidence because regardless of whether you personally want to use cannabis and regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, cannabis legalization makes sense. There’s just no way around it.

What do you think?