With marijuana dispensaries deemed “essential businesses” in some states, one Senator says it’s time to just legalize weed period.
Senator Cory Booker says it’s time to legalize marijuana at the federal level. “It’s something I’m going to fight for. This hypocrisy—these drug laws that we have that are archaic and cruel—they must end.” (marijuanamoment.net)
Responding to a question from someone named Tom on Facebook about the catch 22 between marijuana shops being deemed “essential” while at the same time selling a substance illegal in most states, Booker answered:
“I cannot tell you much I agree with you, Tom,” Booker said. “There are people throughout this country right now who have PTSD from their military service, children falling into seizures with things like Dravet Syndrome, not able to access this drug—this lifesaving drug for some people. Enough is enough.” – marijuanamoment.net
Personally, I hope he and other pro-marijuana officials finally do get it legalized and this could be the springboard for just that. It’s a good point, no matter which side of the debate over legalizing marijuana you are on. How can it be illegal, federally speaking, if … again, federally speaking … selling is it is an essential business?
C’mon Uncle Sam, what’s it going to be?