Dave Stancliff Trump and Session's Renewed War on Marijuana is a Pathetic Ploy To Cater To His Base blogarama.com

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Trump and Session's Renewed War on Marijuana is a Pathetic Ploy To Cater To His Base

Good Day World!

The latest from the Believe it or Not files:

Did you know that there's three marijuana arrests made every minute, day in and day out, in America? 

According to FBI figures, pot arrests are on the increase since Trump took office. That's a complete reversal of the last seven years.

Since last November, the arrest total for marijuana offenses tripled. Drug offenses were the single largest category of crimes for which people were arrested, more than burglaries, DUIs or any other criminal offense. 

The FBI reported some 653,000 people arrested on marijuana charges just last year.

Think about that.

Trump's favorite minion, Jeff Sessions, was given the green light to arrest nearly a million people for substance abuse in 2016, despite the fact that alcohol is considerably more risky and drunk drivers continue to push up insurance rates.

There's no good reason to criminalize marijuana use, which has devastated families across the U.S., particularly in communities of color.

Polls consistently show the majority of Americans are for legalization of marijuana.

Recreational marijuana use is now legal in eight states and the District of Columbia — with a majority of U.S. states offering legal cannabis products to patients for medical use.

Once again, Trump is going against the majority of Americans will, so he can cater to his core base of supporters.

It makes me wonder at what point will a majority of Americans get what they want?

It's apparent Trump has his own hateful agenda that feeds off fear, lies, and racism.

Resurrecting the War on Drugs - which was a complete failure -  reinforces how out-of-touch the Trump regime is with the majority of Americans.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

1 comment:

Glenn Franco Simmons said...

Maybe the CIA is still flying drugs into the United States and the federal gov't has to protect the drug-running. Kind of like all the heroin allowed to grow in Afghanistan that somehow makes its way onto U.S. streets – from a country occupied by NATO. Kind of like the 70s' CIA-sponsored drug running. Isn't ours a wonderful country. Full of rogues.