Why Marijuana Descheduling isn’t enough!
While Biden’s move towards pardoning federal offenders for “simple possession” is good, it’s also a political stunt. Biden has enjoyed some of the lowest approval ratings since Trump, and in fact, both of them are the worst presidents the United States has ever had – according to approval ratings.
While I do commend him for at least rolling the ball towards legalization, I don’t think he did it as altruistic as people think. In fact, seeing all the media outlets spamming about Biden’s move is more than enough evidence for me that the move was motivated by politics and not by ethics.
Then, Kamala Harris went on Late Night with Seth Meyers saying, “People should not go to prison for smoking marijuana” when she sent people to jail for the same when she was a prosecutor prior to her VP position;
Tulsi Gabbard pointed this out during the presidential debates;
“There are too many examples to cite, but she put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana,” Gabbard said.
“She blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so,” Gabbard added. “She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California, and she fought to keep the cash bail system in place. That impacts poor people in the worst kind of way.”
The fact of the matter is that for these people this is all about politics. They don’t really care about marijuana, they care about votes.
But I argue, that while now the move is positive – it’s not nearly enough.
Nullify the Controlled Substance Act!
The Controlled Substance Act is an infringement on the liberty of the individual. It’s a document that states that “you do not own your body” and has been the sole reason why the US became the “prison capitol of the world”.
It’s been used to legally steal people’s properties, to jail people for non-violent offenses, and to essentially create a “slave labor force”. It’s a document that gives Big Pharma sole control over all drugs, and helped create the DEA that became their “enforcers”.
The CSA is a document that maintains the Pharma Mafia, and if legalizing weed is a step in the right direction, I don’t see these politicians addressing the corruption of the CSA itself.
For the past 50 years, the entire world has suffered due to this document. You might say, “how”? The US is the #1 promoter of the war on drugs and it’s because of these policies that the WOD was outsourced to the world.
While I commend Biden for doing a move in the right direction (even if it’s politically motivated), I cannot support them until they recognize the devastation they did with policies like the Controlled Substance Act.
Don’t be duped by cheap political tricks…this is simply bread and circus and until there is an overhaul of all drug policies…you’ll only get more of the same. The only real reason why Biden is only now doing a positive move towards cannabis is because they fear that in November, republicans are going to take the power again.
If that happens – you’ll get more of the same.