Cannabis should be legal. I’m sorry my socially conservative friends, but it should be. In a country that prides itself on liberty and freedom no one should be going to jail for weed.
You know who likes illegal pot? The cronies. Pharma. The bureaucrats at the DEA. And most of all the drug cartels.
Legalize cannabis and pharma can’t sell as many highly addictive (but legal) opioids. The federal bureaucrats will be forced to focus on crimes that are actual federal crimes, not “crimes” that were deemed illegal in violation of the 10th Amendment. Legalize weed and all the profit goes out of the illegal trade of the plant and crime is reduced practically overnight.
But some will cling to pot prohibition because they fear any drug. It should be remembered that there is probably still a group of people who would outlaw alcohol (which is much more dangerous than cannabis) if they could. These people however should not be making policy. Let’s hope they won’t be.
As a member of the U.S. House, Price voted six times against amendments to prevent the Justice Department from interfering with state medical marijuana laws. He also voted three times against amendments to allow military veterans to get medical cannabis recommendations through Department of Veterans Affairs doctors. And he also voted against a broader amendment to protect all state marijuana laws — including ones allowing recreational use — from federal interference.
This record, conservatives, is actually not very “conservative” at all. It reeks of big government nannyism.