Glad to see more high profile political pundits getting it right on marijuana. There really is another war going on in this country and its “The War on Drugs” Millions are getting heavy jail time, un-payable fines and separated from their families. Drug abuse is no different that alcohol abuse and needs to be treated as such, but lets also not assume everyone who uses drugs is abusing them.
Yesterday former Alaska Gov. #Sarah Palin, the GOP’s vice presidential nominee in 2008, horrified conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt by saying marijuana #legalization is “no big deal.” Hewitt asked Palin about the legalization measure that voters in her state approved last November, saying, “What happened in Alaska? What are you people thinking there?”
She replied: We’ve got that #libertarian streak in us, and I grew up in Alaska when #pot was legal anyway. It was absolutely no big deal. I mean, you didn’t smoke it because your parents would strangle you. And if you were a jock and you were, you know, a Christian going to youth group, you just didn’t do it, right? I still believe that. But when it comes to picking our battles, for many of us in Alaska, legalization of marijuana just was never really a bright blip on the radar screen, so it didn’t surprise me when the voters of Alaska went back to legalizing it. For some years there, it had not been legalized…. I look on the national scene and think, “Wow, of all things to be fighting over and battling over.” Especially when it comes to medical marijuana, I think, “Hmm. It’s just not my baby.”