You’ve come a Looooong way, baby.
Check out this video from 2010 where even back then folks were refusing to sit on a jury to convict a man who had the amount of cannabis that would roughly equal one joint.
Good for the people of Montana! They weren’t going to see a jury and trial go on wasting their money to convict some young man over a lousy marijuana cigarette.
Heck, even our own county decriminalized small amounts of marijuana here in Florida.
While the Dept of Justice wants to waste your tax dollars to prosecute people in states where medical marijuana is legal, the 9th court of appeals just gave a major smackdown to the DOJ and told them and their overpaid, corrupt attorneys to go home!
Yes, while the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration, which many experts called useless and wasteful) have successfully kept marijuana as a schedule 1 (one) drug, the DOJ did NOT win in trying to prosecute people following state laws for medical marijuana.
Remember, cannabis remains in a class more dangerous than these following drugs:
Schedule II/IIN Controlled Substances (2/2N) hydromorphone (Dilaudid), methadone (Dolophine), meperidine (Demerol), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), and fentanyl (Sublimaze, Duragesic). OtherSchedule II narcotics include: morphine, opium, and codeine.
(Yep Marijuana is still more dangerous lol!) Yet as the the news anchor explains above; while alcohol is legal for everyone and kills thousands a year who overdose on it, no one in the history of this country or land have ever overdosed on a plant called cannabis.
When will our federal government wake up? Or perhaps they’re very awake taking our tax dollars to do what best suits them (we all know the feds are in on the drug trade) and don’t care at all what best suits the citizens.