As many of you are aware, I do not sell or smoke marijuana, but I do have issues with government control over a misunderstood and misrepresented plant.
Because of this, I have decided to write several posts concerning cannabis to get the word out to others who don’t partake but have no hang-ups about cannabis being used both medically and recreationally. Here’s my agenda:
- Renew interest in the legalization of cannabis amongst non-users. Prohibition of this plant affects us all.
- Present information that debunks popular misconceptions and myths about cannabis.
- Get people working together to create a concentrated effort for legalizing cannabis on all fronts, enhancing the chance of the movement’s success.
I know that some of you will say no way, and others will claim it’s been tried and that there’s little chance for victory. My response to you: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Marijuana quotes from politicians:
“Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself, and where they are they should be changed.” -Jimmy Carter
“When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.” -Obama
“Make the most of the Indian Hemp Seed and sow it everywhere.” -George Washington
“Congress should definitely consider decriminalizing possession of marijuana….We should concentrate on prosecuting the rapists and burglars who are a menace to society.” -U.S. Representative Dan Quayle, March 1977
Marijuana usage on the rise in U.S. due to recession and tighter U.S. boarder control policies.
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. — Machete-wielding police officers have hacked their way through billions of dollars worth of marijuana in the country’s top pot-growing states to stave off a bumper crop sprouting in the tough economy. Read the Entire Article.
New Report Reveals War on Marijuana Fails.
New Report from London: War on Drugs is Waste of Time. It is not only a very expensive and misdirected “war,” but counterproductive and harmful.
Flash Back 2007: Marijuana hailed as wonder drug.
There is a movement in California by influential people to legalize marijuana to help offset the current economic problems that are troubling California. Legalizing Marijuana in California.
Cannabis goes high tech as featured in Fortune Magazine.
“I have been smoking 10-12 marijuana cigarettes a day for 38 years. Medical marijuana is giving activists a chance to show how a legitimized pot business can work.” How Marijuana Became Legal.
“The Day the Swat Team Crashed Through my Door: Police make mistakes and can get it wrong. They killed my dogs for nothing.”
Marijuana Prohibition Facts: An interesting review of Marijuana being a forbidden outlawed plant.
Getting Involved: Join a group or action committee that is advocating the legalization of marijuana. Take Action.
It is up to you and me. Say nothing, do nothing, nothing will happen.
Chemically Green would like to thank all the people working on the mission towards legalizing marijuana. A special thanks to recent friends that have been active in this movement and have helped me with valuable information for this post.