Date: 22 June 2017
Author: Kelen McBreen
Trump insider and Infowars contributor Roger Stone has created a lobbying group called The United States Cannabis Coalition (USCC) that hopes to convince President Trump to legalize marijuana nationwide.
The group’s goal as a non-profit is to “lobby the Trump administration from the top on down and mobilize millions of pro-cannabis voters to tell the President to keep his word.”
Facing an uphill battle with anti-marijuana Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who famously pronounced, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” Stone said Sessions needs to “Cut the shit.” Stone has previously discussed his concern with Sessions’ stance on marijuana, but says he supports him overall.
Justin Strekal, the political director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), said, “We’re happy to have another voice join the chorus. It’s my understanding that Mr. Stone has some sort of relationship with the president, and how he’ll be able to translate that into any meaningful change, I’m interested to see how that develops.”
Stone is in a good position to make real change considering his experience in lobbying, political consulting and his personal relationship with Donald Trump. He also has his own strain of pot named “Tricky Dick” after Richard Nixon.
Matthew’s ConclusionFor me I’m Legalization of Cannabis because I know people keep on using it even if it is illegal to use cannabis both either Medical or Recreation. Drug Prohibition never had worked and never will because It’s been driven underground and force onto the black market and criminal can make a huge profit from selling illegal drug. The Users commit other crimes to so they get access to illegal drugs.
Legalizing Cannabis USA will make different like giving each individuals the freedom to use Cannabis or not. A country that decided to decriminalize all illegal drugs; like Portugal in early 2000s and there a decline in Drug overdose, HIV/AIDs, Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) as well as decline in crime. Jailing Drug user is not the solution, Drug use is a health issue not a crime.