President Trump believes in the decriminalization of marijuana! Now, I can’t say it was a direct admittance that he will decriminalize marijuana, but it’s as good as your going to get.
As far as I am concerned, it is clear as day, and was well asked while the president was not on his guard. He was well prepared for the question though, and I applaud him for that. Read it yourself and see.
There is proof all over the internet that Trump is pro-marijuana. No matter how many times he says, “I believe in Decriminalization, not Legalization.” It’s still the same thing. In order to decriminalize anything, you have to make it legal. If you can’t arrest marijuana smokers or possessors, than it is legal for them to have their marijuana and smoke it too, isn’t it?
What I think most people fail to realize, is that Trump is not stupid. No matter what he believes on the fore front of a new drug policy, he is not going to come out right and say, “Lets Legalize! Light it Up!” he can’t say that. It would give the republicans one more thing to hold against him. Instead, he is going for the logical plan. Baby steps. First we lessen the harsh federal laws, so that they are in conjunction with the state laws. Then we stop spending money trying to chase down non violent first time drug offenders.
It will take some time to get to the legalization part.
And yet, even with the marijuana law reform looking like its going to be a slow turn around, its still a much better prospect then it has been in over 2 decades. This information has people all over the US laughing like giddy little girls. It’s the start to something long over due.
There have already been reputable reports that legalizing MJ would bring new economic funding to our nation, as well as saving about 3 billion dollars of tax payer money. The drug prohibition has lost, and that’s nothing new. Everyone knows it, and it’s about time someone who wasn’t a coward, made it into office with the right mind to stop wasting our money.
The truth of the matter though, no matter how you look at it, is that Trump himself is not going to make the change. He will start it with the decriminalization, and exercising control over the DEA which has been aloud to run a mockery for years. But what people are looking for, is if he is going to make a federal announcement to legalize marijuana. He’s not the one who will do it.
What needs to happen, is that the people who seek marijuana to be legalized, which is more then 50% of US citizens, need to put the bill into action. It needs to be well thought out, and the president himself should need to do nothing more than sign it. It should describe clearly and concisely what the new laws should be.
*18 years or older only (the same as cigarettes)
*No Driving Under the Influence (same as alcohol, pills and any other substance)
*Can only be bought and/or sold by reputable shops with legal business license’s (Same as alcohol)
*Allowable prescriptions by doctors
*Taxable at the same rate of cigarettes
*Allowable to grow in your own home (same as tobacco, and any other plant)
*Schools should educate about drugs in a proactive approach to diminishing all drug use
*It should not be able to fire a person from their job for marijuana in the blood stream, but should be allowable if user is using while at work and the job prohibits (Just like alcohol)
There are many aspects to be discussed, and there is no reason why the war against drugs can’t be put to rest. No matter what we may think of people who choose chemical poisons, we’ll never be able to stop them from doing it. Making things illegal just adds more allure to it. It makes people want to do it more. The prohibition is less about keeping people safe from themselves, and more about pushing someone else’s ideas down everyone’s throats.
Studies have proven that if we legalize marijuana, the use rates will go up and then drop dramatically. With it being regulated by the government, and not illegal, the appeal to be bad wont be so strong, and it’s more likely that medicinal patients will be the main users.
Not only that, but the increased rate of MJ users in other nations has actually proved to lower crime rates, automobile accidents and violent acts. There are no losses with the legalization of MJ!
It takes it out of the hands of the mafia’s and drugs dealers, and puts it in the public view. It makes it safer and easier to get a hold of, and actually adds value to our economy.
It’s a win/win/win situation, and all it will take to legalize MJ, is a well thought out plan that the president can logically endorse.
Many are looking to Washington state to make that initial move. Keep your eyes peeled, change is surely coming.