Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Green Mile

The glassy eyes of the nation were on California yesterday as Prop 19 (legalization of marijuana) was defeated by 52% of the electorate. Had it passed, it would have served as a barometer for other states to pass similar legislation. Despite marijuana being the number one cash crop in California- a state that is deeply in the red, financially- legalization opponents still adhere to archaic misinformation about the war on drugs, draping themselves in platitudes about a "public health issue". Numerous studies over the past two decades have revealed alcohol to be far more damaging to society than most other drugs combined, yet no one is even remotely suggesting that we return the nation to Boardwalk Empire status. God forbid there are any anti-pot advocates who get cancer, glaucoma, ALS, or a hundred other afflictions whose symptoms are easily ameliorated with marijuana. Seeking refuge in the financially crippling Big Pharma will surely make them feel much better.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is dumb.