On this week’s podcast: Ed Ronkowski once again joins Monte Larrick and Dave Smith to shed some light on pressing questions about marijuana and its legal status. Mr. Ronkowski dispels the common misunderstanding that marijuana crowds prisons, and the panel discusses the idea marijuana is “not that bad,” whether medicinal marijuana is an acceptable medical option, and how Illinois is currently facing the marijuana question.
Written by Robert Knight
The Rocky Mountain State is known for its purple mountain majesties, as immortalized in “America the Beautiful.”
But If Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote the nation’s unofficial anthem in 1913, were penning her lyrics near Pike’s Peak today, she might be humming “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix.
Colorado is purple all over, from legalizing recreational use of marijuana in 2012 to its role as a crucial swing state.
From the hippie districts of Denver and Boulder to the Christian conclaves in Colorado Springs, there’s something for every persuasion.
I knew we weren’t in Kansas anymore when we pulled into a service station with a green facade and pump signs that said “Gas and Grass.” Seriously. After filling their tanks at the Native Roots station, customers can buy various brands of weed.… Continue Reading
Posted by Parents Opposed to Pot
During the Democratic debate on October 13, Bernie Sanders had a misunderstanding of the facts when he suggested people go to prison for smoking a joint. A few days later, Dan Riffle, a lobbyist for the Marijuana Policy Project, admitted on Twitter that it doesn’t happen. However, for the last five years, the marijuana advocates have aggressively promoted the misconception that people are arrested and go to prison for pot possession alone.
This misconception has fed a movement to empty federal prisons, because people have been given the wrong impression that drug abuse is a victimless crime. Preventing incarceration begins with preventing drug usage.
Sanders hesitantly suggested he would vote to legalize marijuana in Nevada. Legalization would run counter to Sanders’ idea of erasing income inequality.… Continue Reading