Why is this important for Veterans?
Because as you all know war is not a party and people come back with serious bumps, bruises, gashes, bullet wounds and other serious conditions.
In my opinion all it takes is one Veteran to tell me he believes Cannabis has helped him. One veteran saying that is enough. If you have served this country, then I think that fully entitles you to whatever medication you think helps you best.
If for you its Cannabis, special volcanic dirt or even meditation. It does not matter as long as you don’t infringe on other people.
What matters is that you have earned your choice far more than many. After all if you’re adult enough to serve in the military then you are adult enough to make you’re own choices but that is just my personal opinion.
A modern historic poll has just come out with many indicators pointing at a shift in the tide.
Cannabis and Hemp have made tremendous strides as of late. The sour taste that the drug war has left us with is starting to get moldy and Americans on the fringe are beginning to notice.
The poll was orchestrated by Public Policy Polling (PPP) starting November 30 to December 2nd. Americans who’m participated in this poll broke records with their 58 percent of votes being in favor of the legalization of Cannabis. Compare that to only 39 percent in disapproval of legalizing.
50 percent of the respondents believe Cannabis will become federally legal
within the next 10 years. While only one out of three thirds of Americans think Obama would be correct in flexing the federal muscle and raining on the legalization parade of Colorado and Washington state.
47 percent of participants agreed that the Obama administration should allow the states to move forward with their democratically passed ballots. What really will strike your funny bone is how the presidents slogan this election was forward and here we are asking him to let the states move FORWARD. Who would have thought.
The poll also showed that 59 percent think the decision should be left up to the states themselves and feds should stay out their beds.
“The big question on everyone’s mind is – how will the federal government respond to the decisive victories in Colorado and Washington?” said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.
“What this new poll shows is that Americans believe that states should be able to move forward with the responsible regulation of marijuana,” Nadelmann said. “The Obama administration would be wise to allow them to do so.”
Why is this such a historic poll? You may be asking at this point.
Just 8 years ago the country was almost 2:1 against the legalization of Cannabis. Polls today in the year of 2012 suggest the countries support is at the battle of midway. The race is dead even with evidence showing that cannabis support is on the upswing while denying its harmless, medical and recreational nature is on the downward slope of a steep roller coaster.
As for Medical Marijuana, the poll showed an increase from 77 percent support to 88 percent support of allowing doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to patients in need.
“These results demonstrate that the American people do not want the federal government to interfere in state marijuana laws,” said Steve Fox, director of government relations for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), primary fund donator of the successful Colorado initiative. “More than 55 percent of voters in Colorado and Washington have elected to regulate the sale of marijuana, rather than have the market controlled by gangs and cartels.”
“The Obama administration should not undermine their rational action by putting profits back in the hands of criminals,” Fox sdaid. “Now is the time to respect the people of Colorado and Washington and their desire to opt out of the failed policy of marijuana prohibition.”
“The increasingly strong national support for making marijuana legal demonstrates that the writing is on the wall,” Fox said. “Marijuana prohibition’s days are numbered.”
“The Obama administration cannot stop history,” Fox said. “If it interferes in the implementation of these new laws, it will only unnecessarily prolong the chaos of an uncontrolled market. The time for state-regulated systems of marijuana cultivation and sales is here.”You can download the full poll results at http://blog.mpp.org/prohibition/new-poll-record-high-support-for-marijuana-in-u-s/12042012/
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