So, what if I told you there was a plant out there that could grow in almost any environment, that could be used to make paper, rope, and fuel, and it could also be used to treat different neurological issues in a human? The only problem that someone could possibly see with this plant is that if can be used in order to get high, although even in doing that it’s less dangerous than alcohol or tobacco, it would be absurd to make this illegal, wouldn’t it? I’ve said many times that I have never used marijuana and that I have zero urge to even try it once it’s legalized, but I do support full legalization of the plant for medical and recreational use. There are far too many positives of legalization than there are negatives of this action, it just seems too logical not to finally step into the twenty-first century.
In Florida we have an election coming up toward the end of this year, on that ballot will be Amendment Two to the State Constitution in Florida, an Amendment that would allow for legalization of marijuana to be used to treat certain medical conditions. It’s no big surprise to the people living in the state that the primary group leading the charge against legal marijuana is the Florida Sheriffs Association, with their mouthpiece being the one man in that association is that has no problem putting himself in front of cameras, Grady Judd. The easiest way to understand their stance is that marijuana legalization would cut out one of the easiest methods of arrest for the Sheriff’s departments, forcing them to actually focus on major crimes and doing their jobs properly instead of going for the lowest common denominator.
The biggest problem is that there’s a certain segment of the population in central Florida that follows every single word that Judd speaks as if it were gospel, he’s been seen by these people as someone who can do no wrong, he’s almost got a cult leader persona and as a result people are drawn to him. He’s a staunch detractor of the legal marijuana movement, as a result some people are going against it just because Judd has decided to come out against it, and for those who aren’t just going based on his word he’s gone out of his way to make it look as if marijuana is the most dangerous thing on the planet. His latest claim is that a young man threw a baby across a room that was screaming because he was “high on pot,” which is completely out of the norm for a person who’s smoking marijuana. It’s alright to have a back and forth on this subject, but flat out lying about the other side is a childish move and does nothing but hurt your argument. Hopefully this will help push Amendment Two through in November, we’ll just have to wait and see.