Milk and Cigarettes

Rambles about stuff I like.

Trudeau smoked pot… Awesome.

So it appears that Justin Trudeau has come clean and said he smoked cannabis. Fucking great! If the Liberals had any balls, they’d push hard for complete legalization.

First of all, the public is sick of the lies about cannabis. Cannabis will not, for example, turn men into raving loony psychos. Cannabis is not, for example, the most violence causing drug in the history of mankind. (PS: Fuck you Anslinger!)

Honestly, there have been 0 recorded deaths due to cannabis overdosing in recorded history. The idea that cannabis is harmful in anyway has been continually debunked.

Further, the history of cannabis (at least in America) is a history of racism. First Hearst demonized cannabis in his papers, to incite hatred against Mexicans. (There’s a reason most people still call it ‘marijuana.’) Subsequently, Harry J. Anslinger just made up a bunch of lies during the 1920’s so that cops could arrest black people who were smoking reefer.

Why the fuck should we believe anything the government has to say about cannabis prohibition today, when they’ve been lying to us for ONE HUNDRED YEARS!!!

Cannabis has unbelievable medical potential. It’s been proven to KILL CANCER! Not to mention act as an anti-inflammatory, immunosuppresant and anti-emetic. It lowers blood sugar, reduces ocular pressure and would be beneficial ahead of a trip to the dentist. The idea that we still need to argue for cannabis’ medicinal uses is asinine in this day and age.

Beyond the awesomeness of cannabis, we must also remember that cannabis plants grow on hemp stalks. Hemp is probably the most versatile textile on the planet. It’s a viable biofuel, it can easily produce paper, rope and other cloth materials. Remember how during World War II farmers were ordered to grow hemp for the navy? I don’t see that fact paraded around much.

If Trudeau can manage to stand firm, we should finally get an adult debate about the legalization of cannabis in this country. It goes without saying that a major impediment to legalization is the country founded by Puritans to our South. American still has cannabis listed as a schedule I drug, which means there’s no potential for medicine and a high probability of abuse. Both of these are false.

I for one would like to see cannabis legalized and taxed much in the same way as alcohol. It would bring in billions in additional revenue. Billions! Not to mention that by ending the prohibition, gang violence would decrease dramatically. Further, crime itself would decrease dramatically – but only because smoking a joint would no longer be considered a ‘crime.’ 

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll go participate in some illegal smoking activity.

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August 26, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , ,

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