The War of the Flea and Marijuana Legalization
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 05/12/2015 in Medical Marijuana Legalization
In recent statements Hillary Clinton, presidential hopeful for 2016, weighed in on her views on cannabis in the US. When she was asked about Medical Marijuana in the United States, she had this to say;
“I don’t think we’ve done enough research yet. Although I think for people who are in extreme medical conditions and have anecdotal evidence that it works, there should be availability under appropriate circumstances. But I do think we need more research, because we don’t know how it interacts with other drugs. There’s a lot we don’t know.”
The ‘more research’ argument is the new mechanism for stalling cannabis legalization and many politicians are enacting this as their stance on cannabis in the US. It’s merely a decoy tactic to make you think that they are ‘considering it’ but in reality, they are merely stonewalling the public.
It’s pretty clear that for lawmakers the issue is not as pressing as for those advocating legality. Thus, on a Federal level progress will be as slow as they can possible force it to be. It’s almost the 80th year anniversary of prohibition and those who benefit from its existence will surely try to see it through and more.
Thus, cannabis legalization will come down to individual states.
The War of the Flea
“The guerrilla fights the war of the flea, and his military enemy suffers the dog’s disadvantages: too much to defend; too small, ubiquitous, and agile an enemy to come to grips with.” – Robert Taber
Prohibition, the dog in this analogy, will not change its ways. It is unmoved by the voice of the people, the flea. Yet one by one states are legalizing cannabis for medical or recreational purposes. As more legal states start popping up, there will be nothing that the Federal government can do about the efforts to legalize. They might try to defend the stance on cannabis on a Federal level for as long as they can but eventually they will lose all power in this fight.
The point here is that you should ignore the blabbering of politicians when it comes to election season. While they speak in riddles, their intentions are clear, they only live to serve the corporate beast that pays their checks.
It is up to each and every one of us to do our part to not only spread awareness but to become involved with the legalization effort. When it comes to your freedom of choice, be the revolution that inspires change.