Former Congressmen and presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul has called publically for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stand down for his role in the debate on the legalization of Marijuana.
Actions being undertaken by the government mean that the Obama era policy of leaving Federal government out of the Marijuana laws could be rescinded. Paul says that this is not constitutional or in line with the division between states and federal laws.
“The war on drugs, to me, is a war on liberty. I think that we overly concentrate on the issue of the drug itself, and I concentrate on the issue of freedom of choice, on doing things that are of high risk,” he said. “And we permit high risk all the time. … Generally, we allow people to eat what they want, and that is very risky. But we do overly concentrate on what people put into their bodies.”
And in many ways, he’s not wrong. But we don’t know the longterm effects of this drug on mental health, this could be a timebomb for the US.
Many people on the pro-legalization side don’t realize that the Marijuana available today is not the same as it was 20 or 30 years ago. It has a potency of over 20 times what it did and is not a natural thing anymore. It is a highly designed chemical that uses other chemicals to process it.
The good Doctor may be defending the constitution on this, but it is worth a lot more research.