Beings that everyone at Marxist-Degeneracy is a Millennial, we should have seen the writing on the wall. Marijuana will most likely be legalized in all 50 States by the time the next Democratic President leaves office. We crudely covered some of the ongoing legalization jiggering in February of this year here.
To this author’s knowledge, California was the tip of the spear in legalizing all uses of marijuana. According to the Wikipedia article on Medical Cannabis, as of right now,
the medical use of cannabis is legal in 33 states, plus the territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the District of Columbia, as of November 2018.
The pot people have been busy. There have been plenty of Pot Marches, Pot Rallies, agitation, and lobbying for marijuana legalization in America since at least the year 2000.
Who is paying for the pot rallies, the logistics, permits, infrastructure and lobbying? Someone is funding all that “political activity.” Unfortunately, the investment in all of the above mentioned organizing for legalization are paying off as many States have already “Legalized It” in at least one way one another. More and more States are now ready or readying to, as the potheads degenerate slogan goes, “Legalize It” for “recreational use.”
Colorado and Washington tipped off the race to the bottom to unshackle “recreational” pot smokers from many legal repercussions. As we said above, California played a large role too. According to Wikipedia’s “Timeline of cannabis laws in the U.S.,”
In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical cannabis, sparking a trend that spread to a majority of states by 2016. In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize cannabis for recreational use.
New York State and New Jersey are now poised to “Legalize It.” NJ had a head start. However, New York was in the spotlight this last week, the week of December 16. New York came right out of the corner swinging with statements from both the New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo and the Mayor of New York City, Bill DeBlasio.
The New York Times(NYT) carried some interesting quotes from New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo. They are as follows.
“The fact is we have had two criminal justice systems: one for the wealthy and the well off, and one for everyone else,” Mr. Cuomo said before introducing the cannabis proposal, describing the injustice that had “for too long targeted the African-American and minority communities.
“Let’s legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once and for all,” he added.
It seems Cuomo is advocating a great leveling, that legalizing it will bring further racial and social justice. It also seems like the NYT thinks all Whites are mostly wealthy and, African-Americans and the other minorities are all oppressed by the Whites/wealthy. Andrew Cuomo is the Governor and the NYT is “The Papwe of Record” so, all of us and you have to agree. We all should really agree, there will be no drawbacks. As a bonus, the States that are legalizing it are in for a windfall of tax-revenues, even though tax revenue will at least partially come from the poor minorities.
Clinton Operative, College Commie, and supporter of the Marxist Sandinistas NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio, wants to make sure that legalization in his “World Class City” is as Frank Reynolds from “It’s Always Sunny” might say is a”very classy affair.” As such, DeBlasio has some goals and caveats he wants to see included in legalization legislation at least for New York City.
The mayor drilled home the point that he would work to prevent the budding industry from becoming a cash cow for corporate America, and insisted that minorities who suffered the most from enforcement must reap the greatest rewards.
De Blasio said he hasn’t smoked pot himself since college.
But the mayor’s role in legalization of marijuana is minimal because it’s an issue that’s governed by state law.
That is according to the NY Post.
Legalization is a grand experiment. According to the Washington Times, it’s also seemingly a huge flip-flop for both top officials:
Both the mayor and governor have expressed skepticism about marijuana legalization in the past, with Mr. Cuomo calling it a “gateway drug” as recently as Feb. 2017.
“It’s a gateway drug, and marijuana leads to other drugs and there’s a lot of proof that that’s true,” the governor said at the time.
We here at Marxist Degeneracy will not comment on whether we believe marijuana is a gateway drug, no matter the evidence. We are however totally sure legal marijuana that will most likely be cheaper will lead to safer driving habits, higher standardized test scores and better and more productive lives for not only for poor African-Americans, poor minorities but for rich and wealthy Whites everywhere as well.