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Legalize It!

Posted: January 16, 2014 in Foolishness
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The War On Drugs is over.  Drugs won.  The state of California was the first to legalize the use of marijuana for medical use way back in 1996 with its Proposition 215 [got to love the Golden State – I do, I’m a native of Southern California].  Since then, a multitude of states have legalized ‘medical marijuana’; and now two: Washington and Colorado, have flat-out legalized it for personal use.  We now know where all the old hippies have gone.

Medical marijuana is a bit of a joke in my opinion.  Anyone can find a doctor, who, for $80…$65 if ya cut out a coupon from a cheap tabloid, will ‘recommend (can’t prescribe it) cannabis use for relief from the suffering caused by insomnia, nausea, arthritis, depression and a long list of shit for which two aspirin would work just as well.  “What’s the matter son, feeling a little blue?  Well smoke this”.  Pretty cool, huh.

What that means is: if ya go through the rigamarole of going to some doctor ( mine was eighty years old, and had a walker and oxygen tank next to his desk from which he never looked up and was writing as fast as he could), and get your cannabis card, Pot is totally legal for you.  You then can get as baked as ya want, and not get paranoid about getting busted for having a joint on ya.  Not only that, but you can possess up to eight ounces of some of the best weed grown in the world, and better yet, grow your own super potent hybrid plants easily obtainable from a Dispensary.  No seeds and stems like in them baggies of ‘grass’ ya bought in the sixties.

Here’s the thing.  With your cannabis card, you’re not just some burned-out pothead whose mind was blown years ago.  Nope.  You’re a “medical patient” who just so happens to respond favorably to herbal medications.  And, your doctor recommended it.  Don’t get much better than that.  Not even ‘Big Pharma’ who’s pushing a shit-load of drugs on TV, can beat that. Cialis and free trial offers notwithstanding.

So…If it can be legal (hypothetically) for me because I jumped through a couple of hoops.  Why not just flat-out legalize it?  Then you could regulate it, remove the criminal element, and tax the hell out of it.  That’s what they did with alcohol (by far a more destructive drug than the humble herb) and tobacco (hard to believe that shit’s still legal).

Just a though.  Foolishness?  Maybe.  Maybe not.

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