Posts tagged marijuana
Posts tagged marijuana
Thank you Colorado and Washington, lets continue this trend.
I just hope OP realizes Obama has had 4x more dispensary raids than Bush. I don’t know how people can just blindly follow this man. If you think Obama is weed friendly whatsoever, you are an idiot.
No one was talking about Obama and Bush in this post. Don’t call others idiots - that’s rude :) Personally I think that the ‘War on Drugs’ is one of the biggest failures of this administration, but in terms of this election, Romney has made it clear that he’ll hit marijuana harder than ever. It really only reinforces why I won’t vote for him. Gary Johnson is the only one who promises change in this issue, but I don’t agree with his other policies enough to vote for him.
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said this week that legalization of marijuana would allow the war on drugs to move forward by shifting focus to harder drugs and helping to stop the international violence associated with drug trafficking.
Santos said more world leaders should rethink their approach to the War On Drugs in order to deal with drug trafficking and the use of hard drugs such as heroin and cocaine, reports Natalie Dalton of Colombia Reports. The Colombian president made the remarks in an interview with Metro News.
“The world needs to discuss new approaches … we are basically still thinking within the same framework as we have done for the last 40 years,” the president said.Legalizing marijuana could be a way forward, “provided everyone does it at the same time,” Santos said.
The president said he cannot be the first to make the move, “because for Colombia, this is a matter of national security,” and drew a contrast, saying “in other countries this is mainly a health and crime issue.”
“Drug trafficking is what finances the violence and the irregular groups in our country,” Santos said. “I would be crucified if I took the first step. We need to insist on more multinational actions on drug trafficking and innovate the ways we are dealing with it.”
Santos said he sees a future of global change, including marijuana legalization, as a viable possibility.
“We have something that the U.S. and Europe don’t have: a young population and a lot of optimism,” Santos said. “The latest poll in Colombia from Thursday shows that 79 percent of our population believes that we are on a great path.”
I also believe that not legalizing marijuana at this point is setting the entire world back. It used to be legal. Our own Presidents used to grow it in their own backyards. And because of one propaganda campaign, an entire nation’s understanding was skewed, as such is usually the case. Too much money is spent incarcerating small time violators such as marijuana possession. Time to make a change.