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There is a serious fight in America for the legalization of marijuana, whether for medical or personal use reasons.
I wanted to tell you the truth of how this war started and some of the ridiculousness surrounding the arguments.
In this episode we talk about not only the reasons to legalize it, but why it should have never been made illegal in the first place. We go over the way the propaganda machine started rolling, all because one company and one man wanted to make money. A lot of money.
We also talk about the court case that happened this week in the fight for legalization, with evidentiary hearings being held in federal court in California.
The following are the show notes used to record this episode. They are here for your reference and convenience.
My personal story
I’ll start off here by being honest. I used to smoke pot.
I know all of my detractors just said, “See! I told you something was wrong with him!” Bear with me for a moment.
I said I used to. This was years ago. I was young and crazy and full of myself.
I did it pretty heavily for a number of years, til I found out my first wife was pregnant with my, then, first daughter.
I quit on the day I found out.
I figured I would get that out of the way right away, because I know that a lot of people are going to listen to an episode like this and think that I am advocating legalizing marijuana because I want to smoke it or use it.
I don’t. I have no interest in getting high now or ever.
However, does that mean I will not support legalizing it? Nope. I am a full supporter of it.
It never should have been illegal in the first place.
But before I get into that portion of things, let me say why I titled this episode the way i did.
Currently, in America, it is legal to smoke or use marijuana in 2 states. Washington and Colorado have made it legal to use, and, despite what the detractors said before its legalization, the world has not ended, there are still just as many stupid people in both states (none were added to the number because they started using pot) and Jesus is stil ldue to come back soon, according to his PR directors.
2 States have it legalized
In 23 states, however, having sex with horses is perfectly legal.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I would much rather think of my state being filled with a bunch of pot smokers than a bunch of horse fu**ers. But that’s just me. Maybe you think differently, and, if so, I would ask you to keep your horse attractions to yourself.
Ahem. Back to the point.
Pot should have never been illegal in the first place. Do you understand the history of WHY it’s illegal? I bet you do not. Most people don’t. They just spew the propaganda that has been passed down for them to puke out of their brain ad nauseum.
Here’s the facts.
Did you know that there is a substance that can make, easily, almost everything on the planet?
Did you know that it is far cheaper, far more sustainable and far more good for the planet than anything we currently use?
Did you know that this substance has been used for, literally, thousands of years a?
That substance, is, of course, petroleum.
Oh, wait. No, it’s not. It’s hemp.
The truth of why marijuana is illegal
You see, long ago, in the before-time, there was a man. This man invented something called “plastic from oil”. This substance was destined to change the way that everything we do is done.
But, in order for that destiny to be fulfilled, he had to make the currently popular (and far more effective) product go away.
So, a smear campaign of true yellow journalism was created, pushing into the consciousness of America the word “marijuana.”
Oh the dangerous effects of marijuana! Reefer freaks everywhere, coming to break down your door, steal your children from their beds for acts most vile and satanic.
Fear! FEAR! FEEAAARR!!
Reefer, Marijuana, loco weed, you name it, it was called everything in their dirty little play book. It was a true work of art. It really was.
Reefer Madness did not end with the usual ‘the end.’ The film concluded with these words plastered on the screen: TELL YOUR CHILDREN!!
Oh. There it is. There’s the phrase I always go on about. You know, the one that they use against us as a pre-programmed psychological response to do whatever it is that their nefarious little minds think up?
Yeah, that one.
Anyhow, back to our story.
Let’s put things bluntly. In the 1930s, people were naive to the point of being ignorant. They believed everything that was told to them. They didn’t have such sophisticated things like Facebook and Twitter to help them figure things out… oh wait…
They believed this smear campaign against this horrible, despicable drug. They believed it, and they cried out against it. Rallying their little forces, these people would go out, WHILE WEARING HEMP CLOTHING, driving around in vehicles most likely fueled with vegetable oil derived FROM HEMP, carrying their bibles that were most likely PRINTED WITH HEMP PAPER, all screaming to make this drug illegal immediately, to rid us all of this scourge against humanity! It’s for the children!!
So… the government obliged.
Of course, the American Medical Association came out too late to say that there was no issue with Marijuana. They had no idea until it was too late that the drug Marijuana was, in fact, hemp, which had been used for medicinal purposes for too many years to count.
Too late, indeed.
So, that brings us to today.
The world is drowning in plastic. There is a literal wasteland brewing with plastic at its forefront.
I say this, ironically, as I bring this information to you with a system primarily made up of plastic materials, and you are probably listening to me on a device that is derived from plastics, as well. But, I digress.
We all know it’s a problem, and it’s one that will not go away from us for a very long time.
But we can do something to start the tide stopping. We can do something that will make things, at least, a little more accommodating to our futures and, ahem, for our children.
We can do what we must, starting right now, which is to push the government into releasing its stranglehold on this world changing plant, and let us get back to some sense of reality on the subject of it, it’s passive version, cannabis, and start actually thinking about it all rationally.
See, the fact is, there HAVE been a lot of studies that have come forward saying that there are many, MANY medical benefits to cannabis. So many, in fact, that the government currently holds a patent on it. Did you know that? In fact, it’s a wonder how it was done, considering that the Supreme Court made it illegal to hold a patent on a natural substance.
Just an interesting factoid for you there.
Truth is, the medicinal benefits of it far outweigh any other “risks” (And i use that term loosely. The only real risk to pot smoking is to the refrigerator).
And that’s not even counting all of the other, approximately, 25000 uses that Hemp has. Yes, you heard that right. 25000 known uses for it currently, and many more could have been here if we had not stopped using it for such a long time.
It’s a ridiculous situation, and one that we really need to stop the freaking propaganda about and actually deal with the facts surrounding it.
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