A criminal class of politicians who condemned it now sing its praises. Such hypocrisy when you consider the unjust marijuana laws that threw tens of millions in jail over the decades for using or selling pot.
Now, with dollar signs ringing in their ears, the political mafia wants their cut of the action. Here are just a few of the political phonies who opposed legalizing cannabis that have now changed their tune.
Hypocrite #1: When he was first voted into office in 2010, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the “dangers of medical marijuana outweigh the benefits” and in 2017 moronically called marijuana a “gateway drug.”
Then in 2018, looking to soak the taxpayers to help balance the state’s $2.3 billion budget deficit, backtracking on his earlier stupid statements, Cuomo declared, “Let’s legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once and for all.”
Hypocrite #2: John A. Boehner, the former Republican Speaker of the House once said he was “unalterably opposed” to decriminalizing marijuana laws and was against “legalization of marijuana or any other FDA Schedule 1 drug.”
Backtrack Boehner now says, “My thinking on cannabis has evolved. I’m all in.”
Yes, he is “all in” for cash. Boehner has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, among the largest cannabis companies in the United States.
Hypocrite #3: Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has decided to support decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level and wants to support any bills that further the cannabis industry nationally cited an “evolved thinking— both personally and by the nation” for his change of heart.
Hypocrite #4: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) was a believer in the War on Drugs. She was against every marijuana-reform proposal on the California ballot, including Prop 215 in 1996 that legalized medical marijuana and Prop 64 in 2016 that legalized recreational use.
Only when it became impossible for her to support prohibition when she was challenged by a strong progressive candidate in the Democratic primary that supported legalization, did Feinstein embrace pro cannabis legislation.
These are just a few of the thousands of political hypocrites who now want to monetize marijuana after spending their careers demonizing it so they can tax the people and make laws that will, in most cases, enrich the special interests that enrich them.
Indeed, considering the mountains of regulations, costs and restrictions the political mafia will impose, the lucrative cannabis future will further enrich the big corporations at the cost of not only small entrepreneurs, but African-Americans that will be banned from the business because they were arrested on marijuana charges.
OUR CANNABIS CALL TO ACTION
It is an outrage that the political mafia who criminalized cannabis has now declared themselves as the supreme rulers in charge of regulating it.
They have no Constitutional or moral authority to impose dictatorial powers on Nature’s plant.
Therefore, we propose The National Cannabis Freedom Act. This will be a simple referendum that will be put on all state ballots in the upcoming 2020 Presidential Elections with a simple yes or no vote:
• Yes, I want the Federal, State and Local Governments to make laws that regulate cannabis cultivation, products and personal use and they should tax them at any rate they choose.
• No, I do not want governments to have jurisdiction on cannabis, Mother Nature’s plant, and cannabis should be taxed the same as cucumbers, carrots, celery and other natural plants.
You are among the first to be notified of the launching of the National Cannabis Freedom Act. To assure this referendum appears on each state ballot will require the devoted energy of We the People. Any suggestions in helping launch and advance this initiative is both needed and appreciated. Contact us at NCFA@trendsresearch.com TJ