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 “OPERATION GREEN MERCHANT

SPECIAL INTERESTS AGAINST CANNABIS

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

FAMOUS ANTI-CANNABIS POLITICIANS

Republicans

Entire Bush Family
Jeff Sessions, AG

Democrats

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

FAMOUS PRO-CANNABIS POLITICIANS

Republicans

Ron Paul
Sen. Rand Paul
Sen. Corey Gardner
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz
Gary Johnson
John Boehner
Dana Rohrabacher
Rep. Tom Garrett
Gov. Phil Scott

Democrats

Dennis Kucinich
Bernie Sanders
Elizabeth Warren
Tulsi Gabbard