Marijuana's New Guard: Politics – Pot And Prohibition

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  Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending…
Revelation, 1. 7

 

As the western edge of the free world slowly slides into the abyss, our focus as a nation seems to be fixated on the likes of Julio Cesar Chavez Junior for being temporarily suspended from boxing for smoking some weed before one of his bloodbath bouts. Can anyone truly blame him? Or the Rhode Island chapter of the ACLU, who has just announced their intended lawsuit against the state health department for mandating that only licensed physicians can recommend marijuana.

It was a mixed bag for sure. Obama lost the first debate to Mitt Romney. The LA city Council finalized the retraction of their ill-conceived plan to ban the legal medical marijuana collectives that dot the downtown LA Landscape. And my personal favorite… the city of Oakland decided that they were over the fed’s strong arm tactics and filed a law suit Wednesday against top federal prosecutors in an attempt to stop them from seizing property occupied by the country’s largest medical marijuana dispensary.

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However you view these past few weeks, this comings November’s election has the hard money amongst the big-time political thinkers betting this is going to be a “squeaker” of an election. One of those biblical moments… where the lives of an entire generation may actually be altered forever…Right in front of our very own eyes.

Washington, Oregon and Colorado have had it with marijuana prohibition. As such, they are getting ready to cast their vote on the outright legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Volumes of polls show that today’s college students believe that marijuana should be legalized and treated in the same fashion as alcohol. Doing this would assure them a means of protecting their future, keeping any unjustified marijuana convictions from ever ending their scholastic career or limiting their prospects for a meaningful occupation.

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As we in the medical marijuana community lament the 75th anniversary of marijuana prohibition in the U.S. There are indication that might suggest that the feds are growing tiered of their never ending war on a plant… and may finally end its senseless siege on its own people. In 2011, for the first time ever in this country, a Gallup poll found that most Americans think marijuana should be legalized.

With all of that said… as Ron Paul and Barney Frank get ready to retire… who are today’s most ardent political supporters of marijuana legalization.

 Top 5 Pro Marijuana Legalization Politicians

1.)    Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan) in 2008, while serving as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Conyers slammed the Drug Enforcement Agency and its leader, Michele Leonhart, for executing pot raids on California’s regulated medical marijuana program.

2.)    Rep. Barbara Lee (D-California) This August, Lee introduced the Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act to defend medical marijuana operators from losing their property – a tactic the federal government has used in both threats and reality

3.)    Rep. Sam Farr (D-California) Farr has been a leading legislative voice for medical marijuana patients’ rights at trial.  “The federal government has tilted the scales of justice towards conviction by denying medical marijuana defendants the right to present all of the evidence at trial,” he recently said.

4.)    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California)  A staunch Republican, Rohrabacher has called out President Obama for escalating the war on pot and has criticized federal pot prohibition as a drain on resources and an infringement on states rights.

5.)    Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) in 2010, when the feds raided a number of medical marijuana operations in Colorado, Polis spoke up in defense of his constituents. In a letter to Eric Holder, Polis urged the attorney general to enforce the Justice Department’s written guidelines, which discourage federal interference with legal medical marijuana operations at the state level. Source: Marijuana.com

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  • http://hotcoffee.org DaDenMan

    Gaurd or Guard? Can the header be corrected?

  • Klav

    Makes one want to jump off a bridge with all the misspellings and grammar mistakes.

    • ScrogBetty

      Note: Author’s name – “Blake Baked” Pretty sure typos happen.

  • Active mind

    Romney asked if there were more important issues to be talked about ,such as jobs or the economy. Legalizing cannabis and industrial hemp addresses the issue of jobs and economy. His mind is closed . I believe he is only opposed because he is expected to be opposed to cannabis. Once the majority of Americans want legal cannabis , the govt. will have no choice but to legalize . Our voices must be loud and consistent in order to be heard.

    • misteranon

      There is hope folks, at the end of the interview Romney asked the reporter “isn’t marijuana legalization a State’s Rights issue?”. He nailed it right there. If a state chooses to make mj legal, the feds should have nothing to say about it.

  • Fumar y Charlar

    I am upset with Obamas actions against medical cannabis states and I can’t consider voting for him again….will many voters with a similar mentality not vote, vote 3rd party or write-in, or possibly dare I say vote for mitt ramrod?
    Gary Johnson won’t even be on my ballot in PA. That’s who I wanted to vote for.