Getting political about cannabis
I have never been political about weed, I just enjoy smoking it.
- When I heard that legalization was going to be on the ballot for the next election, I decided to get politically active for the first time in my life.
This was not just a matter of my own personal convenience, this was about right and wrong, about good and evil! What got me out of my house and into the streets to raise awareness was the thought of my Great Aunt Ellen. She was very sick a few months ago, and the doctors wanted to prescribe medical cannabis to her, but the state government wouldn’t allow it. It’s one thing to tell college kids that they can’t do bong rips of marijuana on the weekends, but to deny needed medicine to old folks? That is heartless! With my Aunt Helen in mind I got some literature from a local cannabis advocacy group and started to distribute it amongst my neighbors. This led to some very interesting and heated discussions, because some people still have outdated notions about cannabis and its effects on the human body. I explained to everyone who would listen that cannabis is non-addictive, and its health benefits outweigh any downsides it may have. Some people were not listening to me, but I do think I changed a few opinions about cannabis. This vote about marijuana legalization isn’t about YOU personally smoking out, it’s about letting the people who need it have access to it. When you step into the voting booth, please vote to legalize cannabis!