Just caught up on Kevin Sabet’s latest tweets (he’s blocked me, but the Incognito Browser mode on Chrome lets me take a peek):
“You legalize marijuana and you are going to gut the best and the brightest in the minority neighborhoods.”- Bishop Jethro James, with @PhilMurphyNJ sitting right in the front row💪🏼🤣🙄 pic.twitter.com/FsBWLzDo9d
— Kevin Sabet (@KevinSabet) January 15, 2018
He’s thrilled that NJ Gov Phil Murphy had to sit onstage while a black Baptist preacher railed about how legalization was going to destroy minority neighborhoods. He thinks that will temper his zeal to legalize. Meanwhile, the gov reiterated his support for legalization and the senate plans to get him a legalization bill in 100 days.
A big week – first, huge pushback in NJ (See new Post story here https://t.co/slwHW8u9gY) and now this big Mason Dixon poll! Oh, and a huge SAM billboard in Trenton that the Gov sees daily on his way to work.
And it's only Wednesday during a Holiday week. Not bad.
— Kevin Sabet (@KevinSabet) January 17, 2018
He believes there’s “pushback” to legalization in New York because the Dem Gov. Cuomo wants another marijuana legalization study commission. His GOP opponent is chastising him over that and calling for full legalization, saying we already have the data we need.
Oh, and recently a poll found that 62% of New Yorkers support taxed and regulated legal marijuana.
Mason Dixon poll also finds support (50 v 42%) for enforcing federal law if it means not going after low level possession. https://t.co/62xKmbWbsh
— Kevin Sabet (@KevinSabet) January 18, 2018
A Mason-Dixon poll came out that found 49% support for legalization, 5% for decriminalization, and 23% for medical marijuana, with only 16% support for keeping the prohibition status quo. He calls this a win because the support for legalization doesn’t quite top majority status (there was 1% “don’t know”) when the other options that allow adults to smoke marijuana are offered.
He also conveniently ignores that for people under age 50, support for legalization is 54%, and that the only Republicans don’t support legalization by a majority.
He also makes hay from a question showing 50% support enforcing federal law against growers and dealers if you make possession and use of marijuana federally legal.
NOW ALASKA: "Because it's legal in the community, I think, the stigma around marijuana use is decreasing," said Joe Zawodny, director of secondary education. "The data would seem to say there is increasing use."https://t.co/7FueSLN23R
— Kevin Sabet (@KevinSabet) January 14, 2018
He’s giddy over a report from the Alaska Daily News that shows that pot-related suspensions in Alaska schools doubled after legalization. It had to be the legalization, because it couldn’t possibly be school administrators seeking out and punishing pot-using students more vigorously since legalization. (A school official claims they’ve changed nothing about enforcement, but also that “There’s no research to say why this 141 percent increase happened.”)
(Everyone knows that if you catch two fish one day and ten fish the next day that there were five times as many fish in the river on day two, not that you changed bait, switched from rod and reel to a net, or found a better fishing hole.)
They also report that there has been no change in the Alaska youth who report using marijuana. So, if anything, marijuana legalization just made the kids who were already smoking pot less likely to hide it.
Nope. Vermont’s law doesn’t allow regulation or sales. It’s merely allowing low-level possession. (Though it is too many plants and it is a weak law) https://t.co/sAu870QXxQ
— Kevin Sabet (@KevinSabet) January 5, 2018
He’s counting Vermont’s imminent legalization as a victory because it’s not “legalization” because it comes without the dreaded Big Tobacco 2.0 specter of commercial sales. Every black market weed dealer in Vermont is with him on this one.
It’s going to be so fun watching him and his SAMUEL minions trying to promote their successes after we pass legalization in Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Michigan, and pass medical marijuana in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Utah. How he secures donations after five years of his work raised Gallup polls from 48% to 64% national support is already incredible; imagine him having to go back for more once we have 14 legal marijuana states and 32 medical marijuana states and poll support over 2/3rds!