Texas Republican Representative David Simpson wants to legalize marijuana. If your socks aren’t blown off, keep reading. If they are grab your socks and then keep reading.
He has a bill in play to strike all the legislative language on marijuana in Texas law. Simpson is using religion as his keystone to push his idea forward.
“I don’t believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix”
Religion is powerful tool when it comes to the GOP and conservatives and Simpson is bringing up a good point. We all remember how chill Jesus was in the Bible. He talked a lot and a ton of his miracles involved food, because he high on the good lord’s natural good time substance. You know what happened when Jesus was off the reefer? He beat the shit out of some tax accountants. Even if you look at the old bible, the Lord came to Moses as a burning bush. That bush was probably a marijuana plant, which further persists Simpson’s argument to legalize marijuana.
A Pew Research shows that 63% of young Republicans are pro legalization! And with the growing number of millennials this will play a key factor in the 2016 elections. But this also has the support of some Baby Boomers as well. 85-year old, Ann Lee, co-founder of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition, is in support of Simpson’s bill. Lee has been a supporter of legalization since she saw the positive effects of marijuana on her son after her accident. Ann Lee also furthers the religious argument by saying marijuana is not the “weed of the devil” as most people think it is. Nothing from the devil would save the countless lives and ease of the pain of seizures, multiple sclerosis and many other diseases. Besides everyone knows the devil is a coke fiend.
RAMP is ready to support any Republican in the upcoming election that is pro marijuana legalization. So what do the leading GOP heavy hitters have to say about this issue? Both Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz said:
“they oppose it personally, but support state’s rights when it comes to legalization”
Which is a very passive way of saying, “We’ve tried, we like it, but we’re family people and can’t and do believe it’s the weed of the devil. Richard Nixon told me so in a dream. Then he tried to sell me an 8-Ball.”
As the great Carl Sagan said:
“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.”
With conservatives using both medical science and the power of God to legalize marijuana, it seems like we’re getting close to winning the battle.