The Politics of Cannabis

The Cannabis issue in politics is bi-partisan.  Many cannabis activists make the mistake of blaming “Republicans” and often say, vote “Democrats” but that is short-sighted and innaccurate.

The real problem is not Republican vs Democrats, it’s actually “The People” vs “Special Interests”.   Special Interests have politicians on both sides of the isle paid off to keep cannabis illegal.  In addition, Republican issues that have been paramount to the cannabis lifestyle are “States Rights” and “Privacy”.   Surprisingly, it was the ultra conservative Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia that protected illegal cannabis growers from warrantless searches of private property by way of “Thermal Imaging” and “Dog Sniffing”.  Both of these conservative decisions where “MASSIVE” for the cannabis community and where instrumental in allowing the cannabis community to thrive again.  Prior to those decisions there was an era of severe, and heavy law enforcement targeting cannabis users and growers specifically with military ops such as “OPERATON GREEN MERCHANT

SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • Alcohol Industry
  • Tobacco
  • Pharmacuetical (Big Pharma)
  • Police Unions
  • Prison Industry

FAMOUS ANTI-CANNABIS POLITICIANS

Democrats

Hillary Clinton
Bill Clinton, 42nd President
Dianne Fiensteinne, Senator CA
Chuck Schumer

Republicans

Jeff Sessions, AG
Entire Bush Family

FAMOUS PRO-CANNABIS POLITICIANS

Democrats

Bernie Sanders

Republicans

Rand Paul
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz