LAWMAKERS: IT’S PAST TIME TO LEGALIZE CANNABIS. NOT DOING SO IS A NATIONAL DISGRACE.
1 October 2018
By: Rev. Matthew Brooks Dodson
(Wichita) The Imaginews Report™
It is nothing short of extreme hypocrisy for lawmakers to NOT legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational use. Why? Because the same lawmakers, virtually without exception, use alcohol every day for…what? Medicinal reasons? Nope…to help them relax after a “hard day at the office”. Other citizens choose to use marijuana for the same reason, but are made out to be bug eyed criminals searching for a fix.
Several members of our lawmaking community have been caught drinking alcohol and driving, and have even been arrested for DUI’s. Yet, they have the gall and utter mendacity to say recreational marijuana is a bad thing!
Personally, I don’t use marijuana to get high. I have several medical conditions, including seizures, that are helped by it. Yet, in the State of Kansas, I am a CRIMINAL.
I don’t have medical insurance (I would pay more in premiums and deductibles than I have in income every year), and, because of the current epidemic of “opioid hysteria” sweeping the halls of Washington, I have been cut-off of the pain medication that I once used for my chronic headaches from a traumatic brain injury, and, for severe back pain from my lumbar spine having been fractured in two places…as well as the (single) medication I once used for my Tourette’s Syndrome, Myoclonus and Seizures.
Mr Lawmaker, to demonize people who successfully use cannabis, while increasing availability to alcohol (as they have in Kansas this year), is not simply a travesty of justice. It is a national disgrace.
©2018, Matthew Brooks Dodson, The Imaginews Report™
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