Thump, Thump, Thump As the sound of jail house doors closed, he looked around and wondered how? How he possibly could be in such a situation. He was only growing a few plants to help with his back pain. He was also giving his wife some to help with her Arthritis. What could he have been doing that was so bad? So heinous? In another part of the country, another “Thump” is heard but I assure you, it’s not the same. No, that thump is coming from the sound of money as it goes into the register. One man profits as another man suffers for basically the same thing and only hundreds of miles apart. Isn’t that crazy? It does sound a little off to me. Everyone has a right to life. The fact that in one part of the country one individual is denied his right to life while another is allowed his just sounds insane. Cannabis is a plant and a form of holistic healing. To block or prohibit its use, in my opinion, hinders ones right to life.
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. You can’t achieve one without the other. If you hang around me, you have more than likely heard me say this a time or two. Especially in the heat of the moment, sort of like right now. It holds true to itself though. You can’t achieve life without liberty which leads to happiness. For most people, pharmaceuticals do not work so they turn to more safer, natural alternatives. If you’re on something and it’s making you down or failing you, that’s not life, that’s not happiness. If there is a safer, more holistic option out there but it’s outlawed, that’s not liberty.
With cannabis being legal in over half the country and just recently the House of Representatives voted to decriminalize it with the MORE act, it’s safe to say that progress is surely going steady. I’m always saying “slow progress is better than no progress” and I’m sure you’ve said it a time or two. It’s also led me to wonder was this really a war on drugs or a war on us? We saw first-hand just how deadly prohibition can be. On the other hand we also saw just how lucrative. In recent years, more states have passed laws surrounding cannabis and the industry has been expanding rapidly. It’s showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. While still being illegal on a federal level, it’s still a booming industry. Leaving the federal government and agencies to not only raid illegal, backyard grows but licensed facilities as well. Cannabis helps many individuals where pharmaceuticals have failed. So, is this a war on drugs or a war on us?