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 inaccurate.  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 handed law enforcement targeting cannabis users and growers specifically with military ops such as “OPERATION GREEN MERCHANT

SPECIAL INTERESTS AGAINST CANNABIS

Alcohol Industry

Tobacco

Pharmaceutical (Big Pharma)

Police Unions

Prison Industry

FAMOUS ANTI-CANNABIS POLITICIANS

REPUBLICANS

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HW Bush

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W Bush

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Jeb Bush

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Jeff Sessions, AG

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Mike Pence

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Marco Rubio

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Paul Ryan

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Mitt Romney

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Pete Sessions

DEMOCRATS

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Hillary Clinton

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Bill Clinton, 42nd President

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Dianne Fiensteinne, Senator CA

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Chuck Schumer

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Nancy Pelosi

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Barack Obama

Note: the above list of anti-cannabis crusaders are also some of the most corrupt politicians to ever walk the earth.

OBAMA vs TRUMP

Trump has far more promise to support the legalization of Cannabis during his presidential term then Obama ever could for one simple reason.  Special Interest donors.  Obama’s donors were a mirror image of same special interests that controlled decisions by both the Clinton and Bush Dynasties.  The writing was on the wall long before Obama even got elected.  Trump on the other hand, despite unprecedented media propaganda, was mostly self funded.  This is how Trump gets away with saying and doing anything he wants with little repercussion.  It’s also why he can support legalization without repercussion, unlike even his evil keebler elf, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.

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OBAMA

Embarrassing attempts by Obama to explain away any form of cannabis legalization.

The #1 issue Obama faced in public and from the WhiteHouse.gov petitions during his 8 year presidency, was the legalization of cannabis.  Legalization of Cannabis was literally the #1 question he faced, especially early on during his presidency.    All he ever did was give bullshit answers to why people that supported him couldn’t have something they really wanted and as patients, desperately needed.  Obama consumed cannabis as a teenager and young adult but gives the biggest crock of shit excuses that can only serve to appease his special interests.  At the end of the day, Obama had 8 years to fix this global crisis at the top of human importance.  His lack of action helped spur the national opiate crisis we are currently under.  At the very least Obama could have pushed for the de-scheduling of cannabis for the sake of humanity.  The hypocrisy should come as no surprise coming from a guy who consumed cannabis but had poor stoner etiquette. elbowing his way out of place in smoke circles. I don’t know about you but having someone come from no where to grab the hit that is being handed to you, then hot boxing multiple hits, is extremely annoying, rude and disrespectful.  Not the type of selfish, arrogance I prefer to burn with.

Long bullshit answer against all forms of legalization

President Barack Obama sidestepped a question about medical marijuana legalization at a town hall event in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.

“If you can’t legalize marijuana, why can’t you just legalize medical marijuana?” a woman asked the president.

“A lot of states are making decisions about medical marijuana,” Obama explained. “As a controlled substance, the issue is then that is it being prescribed by a doctor as opposed to… you know, well, I’ll leave it at that.”

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TRUMP

Make America Great Again!

It’s true!  Until cannabis is re-scheduled and finally legalized, America sucks!  Will Trump finally be the president to sign a Federal legalization bill Medically or Recreationally?  It’s looking much more promising then any president I’ve seen in my lifetime.  Of course at the time of this writing the jury is still out. Check out the videos below and you decide.

Early in his campaign, Trump says he thinks Federal Medical Marijuana should happen.

October 29, 2015

In April 2018, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner (R) said President Trump told him that “the Department of Justice’s rescission of the Cole memo will not impact Colorado’s legal marijuana industry.” Gardner also said, “Furthermore, President Trump has assured me that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states’ rights issue once and for all.”

April, 2018

President Trump confirms intent to sign states’ rights cannabis bill that was introduced in Congress

June 8, 2018

Trump suggests he’ll end federal ban on marijuana

June 11, 2018

White House to unveil federal cannabis reform ‘very soon,’ says GOP lawmaker

The White House is planning on tackling cannabis reform after the midterm elections, according to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.
Rohrabacher tells FOX Business that the Trump administration has made a “solid commitment” to fix marijuana regulation.
“I have been talking to people inside the White House who know and inside the president’s entourage… I have talked to them at length. I have been reassured that the president intends on keeping his campaign promise.”

October 11, 2018

work in progress…  check back for complete report on Obama vs Trump.

FAMOUS PRO-CANNABIS POLITICIANS

REPUBLICANS

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Ron Paul

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Rand Paul

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Donald Trump, 45th President

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Matt Gaetz

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Cory Gardner

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Gary Johnson

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John Boehner

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Dana Rohrabacher

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Rep. Tom Garrett

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Gov. Phil Scott

DEMOCRATS

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Dennis Kucinich

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Tulsi Gabbard

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Elizabeth Warren

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Bernie Sanders