The Conservative Christian Case For Pot Legalization
Feed the hungry, heal the sick—and free the weed.
There’s a Bible verse for every situation and a teaching of Jesus interpreted to justify just about anything, however tortured. But as Buzzfeed recently reported, more and more conservative Christians in the Deep South—exactly the kind of people in exactly the kind of place where lawmakers and law-enforcement types have relied on popular support for the “morals” of the drug war—are discovering that church and legalization can co-exist.
More specifically, they’re discovering that if you’re a true Christian—no fallacies here—the only proper course of action is to agitate for legal medical marijuana. And in the Bible Belt, that means using the Bible to do it.
Lydia Decker is a 49-year-old “nondenominational” but nonetheless staunchly conservative Christian living in West Texas, the place where (for some people, anyway) a border wall makes sense. The front lines of the drug war, in other words.
Nevada races to get recreational marijuana on shelves in record time
Now that Nevada has the green light to move forward with its early start recreational marijuana program, it could set the national record for the fastest turnaround of retail reefer.
In a rush for kush, the state is attempting to power forward with recreational marijuana sales in a mere eight months since voters approved Question 2 in November.
That's faster than any other state so far.
The ballot question made it kosher for anyone over the age of 21 to possess up to an ounce of weed and up to an eighth-ounce of concentrate, but the actual sale and purchase of recreational marijuana will not be legal until July 1.
It is widely believed and accepted that the famous G13 cannabis originated from the United States government (DEA, FBI, CIA), who allegedly ran a cannabis research institute in rural Mississippi in the 1960's and 70's. Reports were made that a "rebel" government worker stole a clone of a pure Afghani strain of cannabis and distributed it to various connections around the United States. This is mostly untrue however. What is known is that a man who went by the name of Sandy Weinstein had a connection at the government funded cannabis research facility conducted at the University of Mississippi. When a man by the name of Neville Schoenmakers one way or another convinced Mr. Weinstein to persuade his friend at the lab to obtain a strain of prime cannabis. It is said that there was a batch of pure Indica Afghani strains of marijuana. These strains were labeled G1 all the way to G23. The G13 strain that was obtained, cloned and distributed by Schoenmakers is said to have been of much higher quality than any of the other Afghanis.
Jeff Sessions’ Phony Marijuana War
On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, America’s cheerful white-hooded Smeagol, was in Memphis selling his vision of the country as a violent wasteland beset by ruthless criminals and mindless gang members preying on helpless innocents.
Speaking to an appreciative audience of about 100 law-enforcement officers—the likes of whom have been “under siege” in the United States in recent years, according to Congressman David Kustoff, a former local federal prosecutor—Sessions reiterated his tough-on-crime, more-is-less solution.
The only hope for civilization in our time is more mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes, locking more people up for longer periods of time.
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