Gov. Charlie Baker’s Prohibitionist Stance on Cannabis
Governor Charlie Baker is a Prohibitionist on the issue of cannabis.
Cannabis prohibition and the larger Drug War is immoral, racist, ignorant, and responsible for making our once peaceful communities violent.
Just as Alcohol Prohibition did in the 1930s, and as all Americans were very aware of this fact back then, they amended the US Constitution rather quickly to reverse the misled policy and law… 21st Amendment..
Our modern American society is not honest enough about our racist justice system, racist drug war, and racist mass incarceration to address these issues, and reverse the misled drug war..
Too much money is made for too many Americans now for us to revisit the tremendous wrongs that were done under these previous administrations..right? We are too heavily invested in mass incarceration now..right? Gotta keep the money circulating… right?
President Obama struggled just to enact his own policies.. fixing the policies of our previous republican administration will take more than two terms..
So how are we to build the will to reverse such entrenched and built in yet totally ignorant, wrong and misled policies from multiple administrations going back to the 1970s of our country?
Now we have a racist Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump… who is very much NOT unlike previous Racist President Ronald Reagan. Reagan followed in the footsteps of our most criminal and disgraced president of modern times Richard M Nixon, who started the drug war as we know it.. Reagan kickstarted the Drug War into overdrive. This is the legacy of the Republican Party. Of which our Governor belongs to..
So it is not surprising that he is an invested prohibitionist, but his ignorance or willingness to misrepresent the truth on the issue of cannabis is still disappointing and even depressing. Why are politicians never held accountable for these bold lies?.. Cannabis is a gateway drug, cannabis is dangerous, leads to criminality, its more dangerous than cocaine (therefore should be illegal), cannabis damages your brain, recovery community is against legalized cannabis all lies, lies, lies, lies…
Gov Baker is a Republican who refused to attend his party’s racist national convention and claims he wont vote for their racist republican nominee for president this year! uhm OK..? WTF!? Discourage people to vote much Governor?!
Why does he claim to be a Republican again?!!? You can try to distance yourself from the racism in the republican party but as a republican Charlie Baker supports the same racist, ignorant, immoral policies that his party does.
Governor Baker is furthering classic negative cannabis propaganda.. The Gateway theory has been thoroughly debunked and most people in our modern culture are aware that it has. Get real man! Thats some bold faced lies Charlie!!
Check out this Article from time to know more…
Scientists long ago abandoned the idea that marijuana causes users to try other drugs: as far back as 1999, in areport commissioned by Congress to look at the possible dangers of medical marijuana, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences wrote:
Since then, numerous other studies have failed to support the gateway idea. Every year, the federal government funds two huge surveys on drug use in the population. Over and over they find that the number of people who try marijuana dwarfs that for cocaine or heroin. For example, in 2009, 2.3 million people reported trying pot — compared with 617,000 who tried cocaine and 180,000 who tried heroin. (More on Time.com: See photos of cannabis conventions)
or this article from the Atlantic
or this from Newsweek
…its embarrassing and depressing that our state leadership is so ignorant and uninformed when it comes to this issue.