The leading medicinal dispensary in the Inland Valley G3 Holistic got finally shut down thanks to our ‘friends’ the DEA. President Obama pledged that he would not raid these establishments, but he backfired on his pledge.
Sadly the federal government is going to give these operators of this dispensary larger jail terms than Jerry Sandusky would ever get which the federal government can not really afford to jail them.
Now is the time for us to send a message to President Obama and not vote for him this November. Gary Johnson is a friend of the marijuana community and would appreciate your vote. There is no need to worry about any ‘spoiler effects’, if we help to get Gary at least ten percent of the vote in California it will be a symbolic message to both Democratic and Republican Party leaders that the politics of prohibition should end NOW.
We need to regulate marijuana like wine and make sure that underage people do not gain access to the drug, while making sure that responsible adults can consume the product in peace. For example the office of Alcohol Beverage Control does do sting operators of retailers and servers who give alcohol and tobacco to minors and they could do the same thing with marijuana.
Proposition 215 may have had noble intentions, but it was loaded with loopholes with quack doctors giving the drug recommendation to people with less than serious ailments. Let us make it where users for recreational and medicinal use can both use marijuana in a safe and affordable manner without people having to fake their medicinal issues. States should be allowed to regulate and tax the drug for the benefit of their people. If people want to grow marijuana they could pay for a yearly permit and get inspected. If people want to sell marijuana they would get inspected and permitted just as how tobacco is sold in retail establishments.
Even if we as Californians legalized marijuana entirely, the federal government would not likely cooperate. I thought Republicans believed in “states’ rights”, but it seems that state’s rights are only good on the issues they care about only. At least marijuana should be moved from schedule 1 to schedule 3 to begin with so we can recognize that the drug has some medicinal value.
If we want to reduce crime and make our nation great, we need to reconsider this war on drugs.