Woot woot! Time to come out of the cannabis closet.
BUT, at the same time I can’t help but think... well Cannabis has ‘always been illegal’ even if you only did it 35 years ago, and yes you were younger BUT so what!
It was illegal (still is to most ) and I bet it was far less that 35 years for many.
So to sit in office and judge others, punish others for something you HAVE done it the epitome of Hypocrisy
Part of me thinks, WHO cares? Who - the average Joe that has lost his job and family for doing the exact same thing, that is WHO. The AVERAGE person who has been deemed a criminal for exactly the same thing and if your black and in America , and NOT obama - well chances are you have even gone to jail for taking a few tokes.
It has effects millions with a criminal record, that can ruin many a future.
HOW can anyone sit back and continue to watch what is happening, (anyone in political power) and go along with it? They have other things to focus on - if you can not treat people the same on a basic level than forget the rest.
So, as much as I am thrilled, the more that admit the more people will understand that it is nothing but a waste of time and tax payers money to keep prohibition on Cannabis illegal. How many more will come out of the woodwork and admit to Cannabis use.?WHO CARES. DO the right thing! If you have smoked it in the past admit it, teach your children and admit that it never ruined your life or fried your brain - look at all the politicians! Hmmm.. might not want to make that compassion ;).
Decriminalize it. < What I wish for.
Legalize it. - < what I see happening - so the government can still make $$$
END the lies.
A few more names you might know... that HAVE admitted to Cannabis use..
Bruce Babbitt Governor of Arizona,
Michael Bloomberg Mayor of New York City
Bill Bradley Senator from New Jersey
George W. Bush President of the United States
Paul Cellucci Governor of Massachusetts
Lincoln Chafee Senator from Rhode Island,
Lawton Chiles Senator from Florida,
Bill Clinton President of the United States
Steve Cohen House of Representatives
Jack ConwayAttorney General of Kentucky
Andrew Cuomo Governor of New York
Howard Dean Governor of Vermont,
Joseph DeNucci Auditor of Massachusetts
Mary Donohue Lieutenant Governor of New York
John Edwards Senator from North Carolina
Newt Gingrich Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Al Gore Vice President of the United States
Gary Johnson Governor of New Mexico
Joseph P. Kennedy II Member of the House of Representatives
John Kerry Senator from Massachusett
Ed Koch Member of the House of Representatives, Mayor of New York
Richard Lamm Governor of Colorado
Connie Mack III Senator from Florida
Kyle E. McSlarrow Deputy Secretary of the Department of EnergyRepublican
John Miller Member of the House of RepresentativesRepublican
Susan Molinari House of Representatives
Jim Moran Member of the House of Representatives
Evelyn Murphy Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Richard Neal Member of the House of Representatives
Barack Obama. President of the United States
Sarah Palin Governor of Alaska
George Pataki Governor of New York
David Paterson Governor of New York
Edward W. Pattison Member of the House of Representatives
Claiborne Pell Senator from Rhode Island
Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor of California
William Scranton III Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
Clarence Thomas Supreme Court Justice
Bill Thompson New York City Comptroller
Peter G. Torkildsen Member of the House of Representatives
and the list goes on.............................