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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part LXXV

Michael Bloomberg admits to have loved cannabis yet he wants it kept illegal for others.
Michael Bloomberg admits to have loved cannabis yet he wants it kept illegal for others.

You bet I did. And I enjoyed it.

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a 2001 NY Magazine interview in response to a question as to whether he smoked cannabis.

Here’s the thing. Bloomberg now vehemently opposes legalization. Apparently politics has overridden truth. And that’s part of the problem. There is a stigma around cannabis that is very different around that for alcohol. Moderate drinking is quite alright in our society but enjoying cannabis is somehow different and wrong. As lawyers trained to be logical and to be able to discern similarities and differences, we do not understand why moderate use of the two should not be viewed as similar and we believe that inexorably the stigma will lessen.

Is there anything inherently wrong with enjoying cannabis?

2 responses to “They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part LXXV”

  1. cannabis is coming of age and I believe it will be legal across the board within my lifetime.

    I have a question. The Washington legislature has directed the WA Dept. of Health to write rules for the “voluntary” register. While it is said to be voluntary, if one does not agree to join the register, she loses arrest protection (in stead she will have an affirmative defense) along with restricted growing and possession. The issue is how can the register be voluntary when it coerces patients to join.

    The other issue I wonder about is whether the violates equal protection because the register is required of patients but not recreational users.

  2. We are heading into election season. Politicians have to get their “REEFER MADNESS” faces on. Maybe they should be forced to watch the movie a couple of dozen times and see how stupid “THEY” look.

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