War on marijuana kills child, ruins teen life and censorship
The Marijuana Policy Project, an organization that fights to reform and repeal our nation's absurd marijuana laws, had an ad canceled at last month's Brickyard 400 race down in Indianapolis. It was to have been on a jumbotron as fans entered the stadium.
The ad talked about how marijuana is safer then alcohol, which it clearly is in fact. But, the MPP and no marijuana legalization activists that I know of (I included) want to outlaw alcohol. In fact, the history of Prohibition is one of the reasons that we oppose keeping marijuana illegal, because it caused so much violence, as does marijuana prohibition now.
If not for Prohibition, then the name Al Capone would be meaningless today, instead of infamous. Indeed, it was bootleggers who basically started up race car driving in the U.S. So, maybe some good came out of Prohibition. How can we have a debate on the issue of marijuana legalization, if the pro-legalization side is silenced by outside pressure groups when it tries to make its' voice heard?
By the way, a child was killed in foster care by her foster parents after she was taken away because her real parents possessed marijuana. I am sure this won't be the last time this kind of thing happens, along as we continue to fund a war that is becoming grossly unpopular with the American people, as it well deserves to be.
So if you are a foreign drug cartel member, you surely want to keep this war going, but for everyone else, let's end it now.
Lastly, a 17 year old who got sick off of smoking hash, a form of marijuana, got a $7000 fine from police. This is of course a disincentive to get medical treatment. Also, who knows what was laced in what this kid smoked, after all, with marijuana being completely illegal, anything goes.
These kind of public polices aren't just dumb, they are completely insane. The fact is a kid who drinks alcohol is not going to get a $7000 fine, nor should he, but since this drug is politically incorrect by our hardened drug warriors, we shouldn't be too surprised.