Guest blogger thabooger shares his views on weed….
To this day I still can’t figure out why marijuana is illegal. It’s the safest drug to ever be consumed by a human being. It’s impossible to overdose on it although scientists say in order to OD on marijuana you would have to smoke your own body weight… so that’s like a little over 200 pounds of marijuana (Where the hell am I gonna get money for that? And you wouldn’t be able to stay awake for that long anyways).
Most people I talk to have this false notion that the reason for marijuana prohibition is backed by some sort of scientific research. In fact most people still think that if smoked you will eventually end up in a psycho ward (watch the old anti-marijuana propaganda video Reefer Madness if you get a chance). The real reasons for its demonization is scattered with unwarranted fear, corporate assholes protecting their assets (big tobacco and alcohol), racial tension towards Hispanics, good old fashion yellow journalism and last but most definitely not least our beloved legislators in all their ignorant, incompetent and corrupt glory. I mean for Christ’s sake it used to be legal to smoke weed and eat hash laced candy. There was even a time where the government required people to grow hemp!
There are more reasons to make it legal than to keep it illegal. The government’s so called “War on drugs” was a major flop. It currently wastes around 20 billion dollars a year trying to stop people from getting high (which I think is a God-Tgiven right). Don’t get me wrong, I can totally understand why they would want (crack) cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, and the likes to be illegal. Those drugs have proven to be detrimental to society and cause people to steal and in some cases even kill just to get that high again. But weed? Pot? Buddha? Ganga? Trees? Hash? The Wacky Tobaccy? Give me a break. I remember a scene in Half Baked where Dave Chapelle was required to go to a substance abuse class for marijuana. He walks up to the podium and tells everyone that he needs help because me smokes marijuana. He then gets booed off the stage when Bob Saget stands up and asks “You ever suck d*ck for marijuana?” Funny scene but the message is loud and clear. Marijuana is less addictive than alcohol and tobacco. And in my personal experience marijuana is nowhere near a gateway drug.
BUT WAIT!!! California??? Legal weed??? Not just for medicinal use??? According to CBS 5 news just announced that Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, introduced legislation Monday that could approve the sale and taxing of marijuana for recreational use (if approved by the California Legislature). If taxed California would receive 14 billion annually on marijuana sales.
“With the state in the midst of an historic economic crisis, the move towards regulating and taxing marijuana is simply common sense,” says Ammiano.
Makes sense to me. I think it’s time that the right wing fascist conservatives of America should just step aside and let the Constitution take center plate because the Bible is seriously wearing out its welcome. America was not founded as a Christian nation; in fact a lot of the founding fathers were Atheists. No offense to any Christians out there…