I guess Grand Ledge Senator, and former Eaton County Sheriff, Rick Jones, didn't get the memo according to today's Lansing State Journal.
A state bill placing medical marijuana patients and caregivers in a statewide police database would be a setback for the 2-year-old medical marijuana law, advocates say.
Despite objections from medical marijuana advocates, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday forwarded that bill - and another bill restricting medical marijuana-related lawsuits against municipalities - to the full Senate for consideration.
A law enforcement database for medical marijuana? Why? Does Michigan law enforcement have a database for alcohol users? Valium users? Viagra users?
This morning in an interview with 1320 WILS host Tony Conley, Conley asked Jones why the state just doesn't legalize marijuana.
Jones response was to say that legalization of drugs would be a threat to our children:
Conley: "Rick why don't we just end all of this. make some money on it for the state and just legalize it?"
Jones: "Well I think there are a lot of problems with legalizing marijuana. Once that gets into the schools, uhh, of course the next step is, 'Well this isn't very exciting, so let's go try cocaine, or methamphetamine, or the new bath salt drug?' Uhh . . . those are very dangerous, very deadly and we certainly don't want to see people transitioning to something worse."
Once "that" gets into the school?
I hate to break it to you Senator, but marijuana has been in the schools for a long time. Hell, I have been out of high school for over 20 years and pot was easier to get than a blowjob back then.
And while I never took a formal survey among my peers, I'm sure than blowjobs would have defeated pot in a landslide had a vote been taken.
There are a lot of problems with our public schools, but pot isn't and never has been one of them.
But I digress. The War on Drugs has always been a joke. A violent, bloody, money wasting, power grabbing, liberty smashing, life destroying joke.
And the only thing that's a bigger joke than the war itself, is the tired old propaganda that drugs are dangerous and must be outlawed to save our children.
So lets laugh at this joke of a war, learn a little about why it is not supposed to be won and why should be stopped?