Finally, as we face the problems of devastating unemployment, consumerism gone wild, and a nation floundering in its own excess – marijuana is being considered as a savior - for the money of it. Why am I not surprised? After all for the past 30-plus years, the United States Government has been responsible for the tragedy of imprisoning millions of people for marijuana crimes – resulting in dangerously unsanitary and overcrowded prisons/ ruined lives/shamed and broken families/ and hundreds of thousands of suffering patients denied relief from this health-giving plant, simply for the money of it. It is true, that the tide of public opinion is turning toward sanity because the truth of marijuana’s health-giving benefits has been exposed. The genie really can’t be put back. But how absolutely shameful and yet sadly, how terribly predictable – that the impetus toward legalizing marijuana comes not from appreciation of its physical, psychological and even spiritual benefits for the world, but instead because of the money it can generate in taxes. No doubt, legalization of marijuana cannot happen overnight, but now the door has been opened, the polls have said yes, the governor of
For the federal government to continue to maintain – that marijuana has “no medical value in light of thousands of studies that prove just the opposite, and especially as state after state ratifies its use for medicine – just cannot stand anymore. We are entering the time where the government rewrites history – again. All the lies will be rewritten. All the imprisonment will be forgotten. Or so it appears. We are about to witness the doublethink of those who run everything – simply – for the money of it.