It seems apparent to us that President Trump is now launching his first “anti-legalization” statement through his media spokesman, Sean Spicer.
In what appears to be a bold, clear statement to us this week, it looks like Trump is buying into Federal prohibitions by carrying forward the traditions of the failing “drug war” that criminalizes what should be individual or statewide freedoms to use Cannabis. This seems to be in contradiction to previous clues of his positioning when he suggested leaving it up to states and local governance…which is the way it should be.
This news once again reminds us how pervasive the corruption in the USA for protecting Big Pharma and the drug cartels. Spicer continues to use false information with no data to support claims in his statement such as “…And I think when you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing we should be doing is encouraging people. There’s still a federal law that we need to abide by and come to terms with when it comes to recreational marijuana and other drugs of that nature.”
Two immediate reactions are…we don’t care what Spicer thinks. He should be speaking for the President, not from his own views. This is Trump playing it “coy” and hiding on the issue because he knows it can hurt him politically. Two…to connect “opioid addiction” to marijuana use is opposite of the truth. Increased use of Cannabis DECREASES dependency on opiates…you know…those “legal” addictive pills that kill thousands of Americans every year?
We were hoping that part of Trump’s plan to “make America great again” was going to include “draining the swamp” of big government in Washington DC, and restore rights and profits of hemp plants to “the people” versus to the cartels and big pharma. It is no surprise that, as usual, the hidden powers behind our government have succeeded in putting the new president in their corner…as they have for decades now to all Presidents.
For those of us who care about these freedoms…which is a growing majority of Americans…it is time to prepare for renewed battles against the biggest mafias in the USA…Big Pharma and the whole health care system. The Congress is actually responsible for these laws, not the President. We need to take the fight to Congress for releasing their prohibitionist strangleholds on Cannabis which they know full well could replace more than 50% of their statin drugs in the marketplace and improve the overall health of our people. States should be taking this to the supreme courts of the land if necessary to protect their citizen’s majorities rights.
This latest battle line by the President has everything to do with protecting big pharma business…and nothing to do with protecting “addicts” or “opioids”. Do they really think we are that stupid…still?