Of the many negative, abusive, idiotic consequences of Cannabis and Industrial Hemp (IH) classifications as illegal "drugs", the criminalization of millions of people for using this herb while doing NOTHING else criminal is an outrage and costly burden on our society.
There are some who benefit from the criminalization of others, notably the Prison Industrial Complex, among which are police who use the law to create "perps" and pot as an entry into their lives, and the crininal "justice" system of courts, lawyers, prisons and all the other profiteers from the misery of others! Big-Pharma pushes their damn deadly junk on people and fear the knowledge that cannabis is a safe, effective, and inexpensive treatment for numerous diseases and conditions - Big-Pharma OWNS government and candidates and that power must be smashed!
IH is a plant with NO psychoactive properties but 1001 uses and benefits for humankind - re-energize our economy, create hundreds of thousands of new green jobs, limit some chemical/pesticide-dependent crops with IH! http://www.voteindustrialhemp.com/
“Too many Americans have seen their lives destroyed because they have criminal records as a result of marijuana use,” Sanders said to loud applause. “That is wrong. That has got to change.”
Right now, the federal government considers marijuana a Schedule I drug, a classification under the Controlled Substances Act reserved for substances like heroin with high potential for abuse and no accepted medical uses. “That is absurd,” Sanders said of the classification." http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/01/bernie-sanders-marijuana-ban
We are ALL fortunate to have such a voice of reason and integrity as Bernie Sanders running against the status-quo of the duopoly - Democrat and RepubliCon sellouts to greed and corporate/banker/financial crime! NO other candidate has the courage or moral compass as Sanders - where he falters, we must influence him to do better!
Hopefully those who have known, or are, someone that has felt the injustice and insanity of the current drug laws and the absurdity of the classification of Cannabis/marijuana and IH as dangerous will get out and support Sanders and vote! RE-LEGALIZE IT!! END THE PROHIBITION!! SAVE THE PLANET!!
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