Matt Ferner at The Huffington Post wrote the article “Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana“. Basically it discusses that, “Two congressmen [Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)] filed separate House bills on Friday that together would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, effectively ending the U.S. government’s decades-long prohibition of the plant”. The article even points out that, “On Friday, Blumenauer called the federal prohibition of marijuana “a failure” that has wasted tax dollars and ruined lives. He also said it’s time for the government to forge a new path ahead for the plant”. I can’t believe he said so much with such a short statement. It’s important to make the connection between what laws are in place and how it affects our county’s economy. It is also important to acknowledge how the disparity in marijuana arrests has ruin the lives of many minorities. I’m glad the federal government is taking steps to alleviate elements of these issues.
Some thoughts I had were:
- Oh man, people are laying the groundwork forelections!
- What does Hilary think?
- If you are in jail on a marijuana charge, and they legalize the plant, do you have to finish serving your time?
- Is this what is was like when they lifted the ban on alcohol? All of this discussion and anticipation?
Sidenote: This is some interesting stuff. Our grandkids are going to be learning about this time in our countries history. People are going to be like, ” I remember when I had to get my weed from the weed man. You had to have more than one in case your main man doesn’t answer the phone”. HAHAHAH