I have constantly believed that there is no moral or health issue with cannabis, it is a plant that can be used medically or recreationally.
My best friend Ruby lives in the north, in the heart of the country, in what turns out to be a horribly intolerant locale. Ruby is currently in the county jail serving 5 months because she was carrying cannabis with the intent to sell. This blows me away, that in my day and age you can still be put behind bars for something like that! Have all of us not updated as a species? I’m sorry, I’m still undoubtedly upset about this, because the court of public opinion has turned on this sort of thing, and the law of the land is increasing because of that! Just this week I was at my cannabis store, placing my order on the edibles they leave sitting around, and I thought about Ruby. Here I was being treated like I’m at the mall in a legal cannabis dispensary, and there Ruby was in jail for doing the exact same thing. I have constantly believed that there is no moral or health issue with cannabis, it is a plant that can be used medically or recreationally. If the cannabis industry was responsible for a fraction of the death and illness caused by Big Tobacco, I might be against legalization. Compared to tobacco, cannabis is virtually harmless, and yet there are people like Ruby that are locked up for it, it makes me upset! I don’t even assume it’s enough to decriminalize marijuana, I assume anyone who has ever been arrested for it needs to be set free right this instant, and their records removed of the charges. In my opinion, no one should go to jail for cannabis ever again.