Monday, June 06, 2005

Dude, don't Bogart the reefer

This is just insane.

The Federal Supreme Court has ruled that federal authorities may prosecute medical marijuana users.

First, my feelings on marijuana are clear. Legalize it! There is no reason alcohol should be legal and marijuana shouldn't. No reason at all. None.

"But it's a gateway drug! It leads to use of other, more troublesome drugs." Yeah, well beer leads to tequila, which leads to more tequila, which leads to grain alcohol, then raw kerosene... if you want to kill yourself, there are many ways in which to accomplish this.

Any mind altering substance can be a gateway to MORE mind altering substances, no debate there. But there is no way to keep people from doing it... and people should and must be responsible for their own actions. If we trust them with alcohol, there's no reason we shouldn't trust them with marijuana. Law enforcement can free themselves up to deal with cocaine, murders and cats in trees.

Legalize pot, sell it behind the tobacco counter and tax the hell out of it. Viola! There goes the federal deficit and all of our tax problems.

We're moving in the wrong direction - again.


OldHorsetailSnake said...

This is the first time in recent memory that I can truly say that the Supreme Court is making law. The U.S. Government had NO STANDING in this case. It was wholly a state issue. This is one of the greatest bullshit decisions of all time. I have spoken.

Kerouaced said...

You know though that if any of those Supreme Court cocksuckers needed pot for an illness they'd be hitting the bong like Bob Marley...

Weary Hag said...

Applauding you loudly for your sensible stance.

Chris Cope said...

So, OxyContin and hydrocondone -- which are physically addicting (and Rush Limbaugh's favorite) -- are OK, but marijuana -- which is not physically addicting -- is not OK? Sure, that makes sense. Marijuana suffers the problem of not having a massive drug company to lobby for it. Drugs that give people strokes or heart attacks or make them go blind, those are all just fine, apparently.

Kristy said...

You get no arguement from me. I just had to chime in with the observation that that cat photo has perhaps the most unhappy cat I've ever seen.