Cannabis legalization is making headway this week, even Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said he would rather see marijuana legalized than live with what he referred to as the “hypocrisy we’re in now” with medical marijuana. The hypocrisy of medical marijuana is felt by many, as evidenced at Wednesday night’s Grand Junction Council meeting where an audience member spoke; “My big concern is that what we’re calling medical marijuana is just a thin, back-door excuse to legalize pot for everyone who wants it,” Pacini said. “If it’s done at all, it aught to be through a standard pharmacy just like you’d go in to get your narcotics.” Grand Junction has many dispensary owners waiting in limbo who have already paid huge fees and are now waiting to see if their city might ban medical marijuana or take it to a popular vote again. Grand Junction, amendment 20 was already taken to the voters and the voters voted ‘yes’, no need to doubt what the voters had in mind and take the issue to vote again.
Part of understanding marijuana is understanding that their will always be those who criticize the herb and knowing that never will cannabis be totally accepted. According to Rasmussen Polls this week, 75% of Americans support marijuana as a medical use, up from 63% last year. On news websites and blogs this is also evident in comment’s sections’, more and more people have positive commentary about medical marijuana, and the nay-sayers have made less appearances as they are running out of words. Medical marijuana may be becoming the marijuana flavor of the past though with full legalization very possible in California. Some CA towns are already preparing to collect taxes off of medical marijuana.
So many of us went through school with Nancy Reagan’s ‘just say no’ confusing our choices in life. A new campaign making national news is real legalization of marijuana and the campaign run by FireDogLake is called ‘Just Say Now’ to show how things have changed since Nancy Reagan’s speech 25 years ago. FDL points to studies that show that many more young voters, female voters, and minority voters would turn out in 2010 and 2012 polls if cannabis legalization were on the ballot as is in CA, CO, and many other states this fall. It’s time to follow the trend Colorado, quit wasting time with the medical and start preparing for real legalization of marijuana. Just Say No is over, it’s time to Just Say Now to finally legalize marijuana and make cannabis safer and easier to obtain for all. Jah Bless the High Country!blog comments powered by i420 & Disqus