The evidence has just gotten a lot stronger that the Obama administration is continuing to lead a war against individual marijuana users that is no longer supported by the world community. Now is the time to end the 80 year war against a plant that has been used for over 5,000 years. The US is the only country in the world that wants this wasteful war on weed to continue. This is particularly hypocritical since the US is also the biggest market for consuming illegal drugs. As I wrote earlier, the Obama administration has even been worse than the Bush administration in terms of interfering with states’ rights and punishing sick people.
Since the reign of Harry Anslinger between 1937 – 1962, America has been intimidating other countries to go along with the US moral crusade against getting high. It is useful to consider how much better our world would be if the US government would declare the end of the war on marijuana State and local governments would save a lot of money that could then be spent on schools and infrastructure – rather than prisons and cops. The federal government could apply the savings to balancing the budget or funding important programs.
Think of all the small business opportunities that are growing around marijuana. These include food, tinctures and other value-added cannabis products. Marijuana also has been proven to build up local and state economies, particularly by promoting tourism and innovation (consider Oakland, CA and Amsterdam.) Most important is the fact that law enforcement will finally be forced stop intimidating and prosecuting millions of basically good citizens – particularly the young, poor and minority.
CLICK to read more about this important report and why we need to put pressure on the US government – particularly former pot-smoker Barack Obama.