Op-Ed: Hartford’s Pot Bill: Let’s Get High Together, Now THAT’s Equity, Baby
If drooling was one of the effects of smoking pot, that would explain a lot about Connecticut’s legislature and their posturing over the latest pot legalization bill. Instead, we can see the legislators are suffering from a severe case of the munchies as they contemplate all the money they are going to make with the current legislation under debate.
It is so bad, that you have legislators from areas of Connecticut being destroyed by drugs, who now want a piece of action. Dear Tax-Payer, you have every right to feel disgusted and in desperate need of a shower. When you are drowning in moral relativism you can’t tell if you are sinking or floating.
High Insanity – The suggestion that there should be job training programs built around what is ultimately a self-destructive pursuit is high insanity. The people pushing this bill have lost all perspective. That other states are doing bad things does not mean you should inflict the same bad things on people in our state.
Also, State Senator Dan Champagne, R-Vernon, noted that this bill will only aid and abet the illegal purveyors of pot. They are not going to go away if this bill is passed. Folks need to be reminded that in Colorado, legal shops have been attacked and destroyed by drug gangs. We have so much to look forward to.
Also, Rep. Craig Fishbein, R-Wallingford, has reminded folks that cannabis, pot, marijuana, whatever you want to call it, is still a federally controlled drug. Even in cases, where there are experimental therapies with drugs derived from cannabis, it is a treated as a Class 1 drug.
Research on the effects of pot can still be considered controversial. However, it is argued here that there is enough of a strain of evidence showing negative effects, especially in young users, to make clear that liberalization will only prove to be socially destructive. Message to legislature: Let this bill die, you will save lives and livelihoods.