We can no longer afford to celebrate April 20 as simply a day to get “high” or look at is as the day that “stoners” smoke pot, there is too much at stake to ignore marijuana prohibition any longer.
Governments are spending untold tens of billions of dollars annually to eradicate the marijuana plant, as well as many others, and the consumption there of through a global “War on Drugs.” Countless tens of thousands of lives are lost to horrific indiscriminant violence brought on by these national and international programs that attempt to save humankind from an erroneously perceived threat posed by ingestion of marijuana. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people a year have their futures crushed under the weight of non-violent criminal drug possession convictions thus stifling future earnings potentials and personal growth.
Economies shrink from recession and jobs are lost while consumer sales and various tax revenues are lost to drug syndicates and crime families. Societies are plagued with the violence and crime spurred on by illegal, unregulated markets formed to supply the demand for cannabis that is outlawed by prohibition. Legal professionals and judicial systems inevitably suffer corruption and are perverted buy such unjust laws that create these lucrative criminal environments. Governments, democratic and despotic, pervert laws and violate human rights in a vain attempt to purge the world of the moral menace of marijuana.
Medical advances stall and medications criminalized despite empirical scientific evidence of marijuana’s medical efficacy. Patients suffer needlessly from illness as well as lingering, debilitating pain and or die of complications due to treatment because they lack access too medical grade cannabis… It is heartbreaking to think of what we have lost, what we continue to loose, and what will lose until we end this madness of marijuana prohibition and put the beast known as the “War on Drugs” to sleep.
The list goes on and on while most consumers and non-consumers collectively and passively sit back and do nothing to quail the rampant degradation of everything it means to be free, to be human.
This is not a statement assessing blame, this is simply and sadly a fact.
Most people are truly unaware of the scale and scope of the “War on Drugs” or are too afraid of the ramifications for their use and possession of cannabis to speak out. Now no longer, can ignorance of facts and fear of reprisals allow inaction; we, at this point in history, stand to gain too much from repeal of prohibition to let this opportunity pass.
Now, citizens of the world take the reins and lead the way out of the dark abysmal forest we now, lost like babes, find ourselves as we sought shelter from the ravages of this war on humanity. For this will not end until we as people come together united in purpose and message tell those in power that we demand change.
- California Medical Association Calling For Medical Cannabis (hailmaryjane.com)
- Doctors Say Legalizing Pot Is A Good Idea; 50% of Americans Agree (blisstree.com)
- A little legalizing, a big peace dividend (theglobeandmail.com)
- Richard Feldman: Gun Rights & Marijuana Reform — Issues Joined! (huffingtonpost.com)
- 50% of Americans Favor Legalizing Pot (themoderatevoice.com)
- “Record-High 50% of Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana Use” (sentencing.typepad.com)
- Half of Americans Support Legal Marijuana – Is the Drug War Almost Over? (theatlantic.com)
- California Medical Association Says Legalize and Regulate Marijuana (justsaynow.firedoglake.com)
- Why More Americans Support Legalization of Marijuana (cherrygurl28.wordpress.com)
- Cannabis Breakdown: Cannabis 101 (trixterphillips.wordpress.com)
- Stand Up and Speak Out (trixterphillips.wordpress.com)
- The For Twenty Minute: Legalization Catch-22 (trixterphillips.wordpress.com)