LGBTQ Roots in Legal Weed Campaign Run Deep

Written by Pat Hickey

During the Illinois Primary, I wrote about the people behind the Marijuana Legalization Campaign:

Democrats Dan Biss and JB Pritzker want Illinois more than one toke over the line, and Chris Kennedy and Bruce Rauner want others to tell us if it is safe and fun.

Like the lottery and casino gambling, recreational pot will also free Illinois from want, debt and care.  Dope will make our kids smarter and turn selfish people into Jimmy Kimmel. Polls by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute have already concluded this satisfying outcome. It cannot wait–say people on The Right Side of History!

As a high school teacher since 1975, I’ve been impressed by the very controlling nature of marijuana, from Illinois ditch weed to super hybrid High Power. Kids got addicted to pot. Kids went into rehab just smoking loud. Kids passed through the narcotics gateway via marijuana, and we are burying many of them at an alarming rate.

Illinois will have legal recreational marijuana unless we put the brakes on. Jeanne Ives is the only person pumping the brakes on folly.

Legalized marijuana use was not the idea of local stoners. It is a calculated move to garner more cultural control by “progressive” forces over schools, law enforcement and industry in Illinois. Some people will benefit.  Illinois will not. The two doting aunts of Folly, Steans and Cassidy, have cultivated bad policy for our schools and our moral climate. They are far from done with their work.

Folly has two loving aunts in Springfield: Illinois Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) of the Steans Family fortune and Illinois Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) leading the push for legal pot in Illinois.

Both of Steans and Cassidy are board members of Safer Illinois Coalition and sponsored the house and senate legalization legislation on legalized marijuana use.

Cassidy and Steans are tandem operatives for both the pro-weed and “LGBTQ” movements. The Coalition for Safer Illinois touts both legislators as champions. Openly homosexual Cassidy claims that Marijuana prohibition is a quagmire that creates far more problems than it prevents.”

Steans concurs, saying that Right now, all the money being spent on marijuana is going into the pockets of criminals and cartels. In a regulated system, the money would go into the cash registers of licensed, taxpaying businesses.”

In addition, Steans and Cassidy have championed legislation that promotes abortion, co-ed private spaces, and the most dangerous intrusion into education and parenting in Illinois history: the school sexuality-indoctrination bill.

The campaign for legalized pot has its origin in 1980’s San Francisco where pro-pot and homosexual activists like Dennis Peron joined forces and fought for the use of marijuana as a palliative treatment for the misery suffered by AIDS victims. They began by giving away jars of freeze-dried marijuana to people afflicted with the AIDS virus, arguing that this brand of civil disobedience was an act of free speech under the 1st Amendment.

Peron, friend of slain homosexual activist and boy-lover Harvey Milk, helped push through a San Francisco ordinance that allowed the use of medical marijuana. That was seen as a precursor to the statewide legalization of medical pot in 1996 with the passage of California Proposition 215.

Today, medical marijuana is legal in most U.S. states and Washington, D.C.

Born in New York, Peron was drafted in the late 1960s to serve in Vietnam, where he first encountered cannabis, according to media reports his brother posted on Facebook. At the height of the U.S. war on drugs in the early 1990s, he founded the San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club, the nation’s first public marijuana dispensary.

Promoter of all things culturally destructive–including the leftist sexuality ideology–Marxist philanthropist and hedge fund billionaire George Soros and Nicholas Pritzker, who sits on the board of e-cigarette Juul Labs, are early marijuana industry expansionists.

Juuls are “a trendy vape that resembles a flash drive and can be charged in a laptop’s USB port.” “Juuling,” now plagues high schools and colleges around the country, and the CDC warns, “If you’ve never smoked… e-cigarettes, don’t start.”

When the pro-pot organization, Drug Policy Action, was asked for the source of its funding, they confirmed that it came from Soros. Representatives declined a request for comment from Soros.

“LGBTQ” billionaire and homosexual Henry van Ameringen, New York-based heir to fragrance company International Flavors & Fragrance, and Peter Lewis, a retiree tied to the Progressive insurance company. Each donated $1.25 million to Proposition 64.

Lewis and van Ameringen contributed through a committee called New Approach PAC, which is also active in other states, and have no other investments in the marijuana industry, according to Graham Boyd, head of the political action committee.

Henry Van Amerigen, like Illinois LGBTQ cash-cow Fred Eychner, spent millions to redefine marriage in America and will reap the rewards of legalized marijuana.

Two of the most active Fred Eychaner acolytes in the Illinois Legislature are Senator Heather Steans and Representative Kelly Cassidy. Their Pan-Progressive voting records merge when LGBTQ identity legislation and legalized marijuana initiatives promote life-style choices as Civil Rights.

Legalized marijuana use was not the idea of local stoners.  It is a calculated move to garner more control by LGBTQ and Progressive forces over schools, law enforcement and industry in Illinois.

Some people will benefit.  Illinois will not. The two doting Aunts of Folly, Steans and Cassidy have cultivated bad policy for our schools and our moral climate.  They are far from done with their work.

LBTQ roots in the legal weed battle are deep.

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