There was a whole new mood in the Green Party this week as the ‘third party debates’ showcased their Presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein. In the political rat race – the business of “telling the truth” is always filled with a sense of adventure…generally ending in the fiery crash of one’s career. Tuesday night’s debate was a pleasant deviation from the norm as Dr. Jill Stein something remarkable for a politician seeking the highest office in the land: She spoke the truth about pot.
“As a medical doctor, previously in clinical practice for about 25 years, I can say with a clear understanding of the health impacts, that marijuana is a substance that is dangerous because it is illegal,” Dr. Stein rallied. “It is not illegal because it is dangerous — because it is not dangerous at all!”
“It is well understood that the health impacts of marijuana are mainly the public health and”Marijuana should be regulated,” stated Dr. Stein safety impacts from the illegal drug trade associated with marijuana prohibition,” she said. “So the most important thing we can do to get rid of the health problems associated with marijuana is to legalize it.”
The good Dr. – a wise 62, maintained that cannabis’s Schedule 1 drug status: labeled as having ‘no accepted medical uses and a high potential of abuse’… is a haunting vision of the perversion of truth.
“On Day One, a President, if she wanted to, could instruct the DEA to do a really radical, radical thing,” noted the Green Parties Presidential nominee, “and that would be to use science in determining what substances will and will not be scheduled — because the minute science is used, marijuana is off the schedule!” to that — the audience exploded with applause.
“The same goes for hemp, which is also a substance from which there are no bad drug effects; labeled as having ‘no accepted medical uses and a high potential of abuse’… is a haunting perversion of the truth there are no bad health and safety effects,” Stein noted. “Yet there are very important economic benefits. Both of those substances should be legalized.
“Marijuana should be regulated,” stated Dr. Stein, “but in a way that does not create another tobacco monopoly, but permits small businesses to actually flourish.”