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The Success of The War on Drugs
We talk a lot about the failure of the War on Drugs, but it’s easy to forget that a policy doesn’t stay a policy for long unless someone is profiting from it. The drug war is a failure in terms of its stated goals, but it is very much a success for a certain segment of society.
Private prison companies, law enforcement officials, politicians and pharmaceutical companies all profit from prohibition, and they do so legally. Then you have all the dealers and gang members making money on the other end, and you have the non-corrupt and non-criminal elements of society squeezed in the middle.
Prohibition is just a policy, it is not the enemy of free people. Those who profit from prohibition are the enemy, and they must be defeated politically before this dangerous and soul-crushing policy can be eliminated.
It won’t be easy, because few people ever give up a constant flow of money without a fight. And they will use that money to protect their flow of profits. It’s an uphill battle, to say the least, but nothing less than freedom itself awaits us at the top of the hill.
Governor Chris Christie on New Jersey's Medical Marijuana Program
Calling the medical marijuana bill originally passed by the New Jersey Legislature almost 2 years ago “poorly written,” Governor Chris Christie also admits in the video below that officials had to “remake” the bill using regulations.
Christie says the original bill was passed in a rush, and that’s why there has been a delay in its implementation. And there is no doubt that the program was not well thought-out, especially considering the fact that restrictions have kept less than 300 people from qualifying in a state of almost 9 million.
He then goes on the denigrate Colorado and California for allowing pot for a “migraine headache” and says firmly he will not let that happen. In the video he is talking to someone who is in desperate need of medical marijuana, and he is basically telling him that if someone is allowed to get pot for a headache, it’s better that we don’t have medical marijuana at all.
What a ludicrous position, yet one taken by many politicians. This stupid idea that we must deny suffering people the option of cannabis until we are certain the program can never be abused is illogical and is causing harm across this country.
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