Recently, the Marijuana Policy Project, which is one of the largest advocates of cannabis in the country, recently announced who they recommend should be president. Of course, most people expect this person to be Bernie Sanders after stating that he would remove marijuana off of the list of controlled substances entirely. However, Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic nomination and will likely trounce Donald Trump in the general elections. Even so, MPP said that Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson would make the best president for Cannabis.
A few weeks ago, Mitt Romney the two-time Presidential loser and notorious flip-flopper who once said “Corporations are people” in reference to Citizens United told Wolf Blitzer “I think the legalization of marijuana on a recreational basis and the legalization of drugs would be highly destructive to our coming generations and the work ethic of this country,” and continued, “Marijuana makes people stupid.”
Actually Mitt, we at Marijuana Stocks think that watching Fox News makes people stupid and to listen to someone that couldn’t keep a position for more than 24 hours during the 2012 presidential election makes me think that you believe most people suffer from traumatic brain injuries, but I digress; back to Gary Johnson.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet Gary Johnson and watch him address a massive audience at the Cannabis World Congress and Expo in New York regarding the state of Cannabis as it relates to addiction, the prison industrial complex and the failed war on drugs. As for Mitt, the Sh*t’s comments Johnson was a gentleman with his response.
“I do not agree with that,” Johnson said to CNN’s Erin Burnett in an interview that is going to be aired. “As someone who has used marijuana, I do not agree with that.” No Wonder Marijuana Policy Project likes this guy!
Gary Johnson was the governor of New Mexico for nine years. More specifically, from 1994 to 2003. He has been calling for legalization since 1999. In the interview with Burnett, Johnson stated that cannabis “competes with legal prescription painkillers and drugs that statistically kill 100,000 people a year.” He added that there has never been a documented death because of medical cannabis.
“On the recreational side, I have always maintained that legalizing marijuana will lead to overall less substance abuse because it’s so much safer than everything else that’s out there starting with alcohol,” Johnson added. Clearly, Johnson has a good handle on Logic and hopefully more politicians can follow suit. You would think that if Republicans took this stance and made it their own it would usher in new voters and the maybe even some of the Bernie Sanders crowd. Instead, they prefer to have a base of voters wearing “Depends,” alienate huge swaths of the populous, attempt to regulate women’s health rights, and deny climate change. Republicans today would rather elect paid touts (Thanks Citizens United) that believe the earth is 6,000 years old and would try and deny gravity if a Democrat brought a bill to the house floor in favor of it! The world is changing and hopefully, the nomination of the orangutan haired Republican nominee will scare the power brokers on K street to be more inclusive.
The world is changing and hopefully, the nomination of the orangutan haired Republican nominee Donald Trump will scare the power brokers on K street to be more inclusive and be far more inviting, but rather than listen to my long-winded diatribe here’s a short video I shot of Gary Johnson talking about Cannabis.
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