Ending The Bipartisan War On Pot!

For far too long the federal government’s war on cannabis consumers has been a bipartisan effort.
At worst, politicians of both political persuasions have proactively lobbied for tougher pot penalties (or actively opposed efforts to amend such laws); at best, leaders of both major parties have done nothing at all.
When will this situation change? When the core constituency of both major political parties — Republican and Democrat — compel their leaders to make drug law reform a primary part of their legislative platforms.
In practice, this means that Republican leaders need to know that their base cares just as much about marijuana law reform as they do about shrinking the size and scope of government. Conversely, Democrat leaders need to be made aware that their supporters are just as passionate about ending the war on cannabis consumers as they are about addressing issues like climate change and health care.
Is this day coming?
NORML Advisory Board Member Norm Stamper believes so. Writing today on the Huffington Post blog he proclaims, correctly, that a record number of influential progressive publications and pundits are now calling for fundamental changes in drug law reform. A quick review of conservative-leaning websites and periodicals identifies a similar trend.
For decades conventional political wisdom has dictated that drug law reform is the so-called ‘third rail’ of mainstream politics, when in fact just the opposite is true. American voters of all political persuasions are ready to embrace common-sense marijuana policies.
The question is now: Are they ready and willing to demand them from their political leaders?

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  1. Hi jeani42 I love your comments.
    That term ‘grassroots’ (movement) also popped into my own mind last evening. Gee go figure, I can’t find it in the dictionary but it’s the absolute basic thing God gave us to be anchored into this old earth we live in. So yes WE THE PEOPLE stem from ours and God’s ROOTS on this beautiful green and blue earth.
    This abosultely perfect spinning ball of water? Oh Praise the Lord in his miracles. WE ARE THE LIVING MIRACLES too after all. I sure can’t understand atheism but my creed has always been live and let live.

  2. I sure am proud to be an American. It has taken all of my life to be able to state that now.
    I really love President Obama and his beautiful family.
    They are first and top class citizens.
    President Barack is abolutely honest to start with and what more can we possibly ask for now a days.

  3. #49 – Smokey da Weedy Hi there. I always ponder that question myself. Why are the Canadians’ and Austrailians’ and so on such peaceful nations?
    It seems that human history is nothing but a fight for religious freedom in and of itself. God and the devil.

  4. OH LET ME GO
    LET ME GROW
    LET ME KNOW
    TWO
    THREE
    FOUR
    AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL OH AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN
    FOR PURPLE MOUNTAINS MAJESTY
    ABOVE THY FRUITED PLAINS
    AMERICA AMERICA
    GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE
    AND CROWN THEY GOOD
    WITH BROTHERHOOD
    FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA!

  5. IS IT OVER YET?
    THE ‘OLE WAR ON DRUGS?
    PRAY TELL SOMEONE PLEASE?
    ARE WE THERE YET?
    DO WE THINK OR BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ANYONE LEFT TO CONVINCE?
    Amen.
    And beside that anyway, I almost cut down a cherry tree myself the other day, and had to refrain myself from doing so.
    Oh no not when it comes to a hungry child. Amen.
    The trees are free to flourish in my front yard now.
    I refuse to cut them anymore. They are off-springs from the rest of them just like they were before.
    Amen Amen Amen.

  6. Manny please allow me this;
    About ten years ago, I was temporarily evicted from my very own house at the will of poverty.
    One of my dear brothers, his wife and children, put me up for a couple of months.
    My tiny little five-year old niece was staring at me one day and pondering.
    So I asked the little child, “Crissy, do you think I’ll ever find a boyfriend?”
    She contemplated a few more moments and replied me this;
    “….umumumh maybe….if you’d go and comb your hair!”
    OUT OF THE MOUTHES OF BABES! Amen.

  7. War what is it good for,absolutely nothing. Than why is it Americas #1 export.Give Peace a chance. Living peacefully, is much better than killing & dying any day.

  8. War what is it good for,absolutely nothing. Than why is it Americas #1 export.Give Peace a chance. Living peacefully, is much better than killing & dying any day.Alcohol generally promotes aggression ,cannabis promotes happiness, to me the conclusion is obvious. Stop the fighting, start the healing Soon

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