Thursday, July 31, 2008

Legalize the Ganja



I did predict the legalization of marijuana would happen in the next 5 years or so, and I sincerely believe it. Lord knows it wouldn't hurt the economy if marijuana and hemp were utilized for their properties (hemp is a multi-use bad a-- that can do wonders for our energy needs alone).

Representatives are speaking out now in favor of responsible cannibus use:

The U.S. should stop arresting responsible marijuana users, Rep. Barney Frank said Wednesday, announcing a proposal to end federal penalties for Americans carrying fewer than 100 grams, almost a quarter-pound, of the substance.

Current laws targeting marijuana users place undue burdens on law enforcement resources, punish ill Americans whose doctors have prescribed the substance and unfairly affect African-Americans, said Frank, flanked by legislators and representatives from advocacy groups.

“The vast amount of human activity ought to be none of the government’s business,” Frank said during a Capitol Hill news conference. “I don’t think it is the government’s business to tell you how to spend your leisure time.”


It's about damn time. Seriously. Marijuana has been proven to be non-addictive, and does little more than slow people down. More importantly though, the government needs to be less involved in the personal lives of citizens with activities that aren't dangerous, and those who find marijuana medically therapeutic should not have to suffer needlessly.

You can join the struggle for laws that makes sense here:
Norml.org



Props to Amanda Diva for posting about this
(peep her event at SOB's this evening if you're in NY).


Related Intel:


*grins*

Red does it again.






Red is a fool. Much respect. The satire is neverending, and the lyrics remain legendary. I was just talking to my peoples about Dare iz a Darkside and Muddy waters a few days ago. Synchronicity strikes again.

Grazi OKP

3 comments:

Danielle said...

I couldn't agree more. Hemp could save the world.

Your links aren't working for the second time in a row. I wonder if it has to do with future posts.

I am now fully hooked up in okayplayer and saw $10!!!! for a show with that talent.

Always Always

Danielle
Modern Musings

THE SHADOW said...

You're absolutely correct.

Let's say, hypothetically, that I have some familiarity with the medical field.

I've "heard" of plenty of crack-induced heart attacks, heroin related hepatitis stuff, etc. After physical treatment, I've "heard" that these people, with money, go to treatment facilities.

Guess how many treatment facilities exist for weed? Well, look in a phone book for "week smokers anonymous", but don't hold your breath while looking.

It's going on ten years since I last fired up some weed, but my sensibilities about this subject haven't "gone up in smoke." Plain and simply put, IF WE'RE GOING TO OUTLAW WEED, WE MIGHT AS WELL OUTLAW CHEESEBURGERS AND PIZZA, WHICH KILL FAR MORE PEOPLE THAN WEED, OUTLAW ALCOHOL, WHICH AS FAR MORE DANGEROUS, AND CIGARETTES...........YOU KNOW WHERE I'M COMING FROM.

One final note. I wish they'd stop hiding behind the "medical marijuana arguments", and just come right out and say the obvious: Anyone, who at this day and age, STILL hasn't figured out that weed is NOT like crack is JUST DUMB! DUMB! DUMB! DUMB!

Weed should be legalized, because keeping it illegal is just dumb. It's that simple.

George Malik Abdul-Mahdi

PurpleZoe said...

Peace *_^

I apologize profusely for the delay. Just when I thought things were slowing down...
I have some catching up to do.

@Danielle

Girl hemp is so multi-functional its ridiculous. Laws need to be there for balance, not the whims of the over-privledged...


@Shadow

You are seriously fabulous. Props on your comment. I can't think of a better way to put it.
How many weed rehab clinics are there exactly? Indeed.
The foolishness needs to cease, pronto.
The ganja will be legalized.

I'm with your tagline:

"Keeping weed illegal is just dumb."

Shine on
-PZ