Today, an op-ed written by its New England field director, Heidi Heilman, is a tour de force so replete with Reefer Madness I’d be remiss in not debunking it.
Some state is going to eventually become the first one to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana without first legalizing medical use. If Randy Quast and Minnesota NORML have their way, it will be Minnesota.
To discuss the issue, the University of Tampa hosted a debate between chief petitioner attorney John Morgan and marijuana’s public enemy #1, Kevin Sabet from the misnamed Smart Approaches to Marijuana.
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What the medical marijuana advocates railing against CBD-only bills are discovering is that once they declared “we’re patients, not criminals”, they endorsed a frame in which there is good (medical) marijuana and bad (get you high) marijuana and a need for an arbiter to decide which pot smoker goes into which category.
“I think Madison Avenue has proven that it can get around more rules and be more ruthless than any Mexican drug cartel,” says Sabet, who explains that the black market is, “better than having Joe Pot, heir to Joe Camel, on a bus-stop where I’m going to be hanging out with my kids before school.”
Yes, it is remarkable how pee tests backed by the threat of jail force pot smokers to quit. Why, it’s almost as if that “addiction” is fairly easy to break, huh? And considering how many pot smokers there are, their ease at breaking their marijuana “addiction” must do wonders for the drug court and rehab success statistics when it comes time to apply for that next funding grant.
While we’re really sure about the last three presidents’ history of pot smoking, the historical record is unclear about some of the rest. Here’s a Presidents Day look at the tokers and anti-tokers in the White House.
“We Need Proof on Marijuana” reads the headline of the op-ed in the New York Times, accompanied by an old-timey snake-oil bottled labeled “Miracle Elixir” and festooned with a pot leaf.
While the data collection isn’t as precise as it should be, what we can surmise from the data is that neither the “stoned mayhem on the freeways” nor the “shooting hippie fish in a barrel” predictions came true.