The Govenor’s Race & Cannabis Issues in Tennessee: An Opinion Piece
I’m reading with interest the various gubernatorial candidates opinions regarding cannabis, both medicinal and recreational. 5 out of 7 favor medicinal, but all oppose recreational. This tells me they all have at least one thing in common; they don’t know the truth about cannabis.
The truth is that right now, at this very moment, there are literally TONS of cannabis for sale here in Tennessee, just as there are in Jeff Sessions’ Alabama, and Chris Christies’ New Jersey, and every other state in the country.
In prohibition states such as Tennessee, cannabis sale and distribution is handled by your friendly neighborhood criminals who run the Black Market. They happily sell to minors, don’t check their wares for purity, and pay no taxes on their billions in profits. The Cartels love prohibition and couldn’t exist without it. All legalization does is change who gets the money!
The truth is that if everyone who currently uses alcohol used cannabis instead, violent crime, as well as fatal high speed car crashes, would drop by 40 to 50 percent…overnight!! This is one reason Law Enforcement opposes legalization. For them, crime and mayhem are job security.
The truth is available to anyone willing to read the Shafer Commission Report, first published in 1972, and promptly rejected by Richard Nixon in favor of our disastrous War On Drugs!
Jeffrey H Levy, Hendersonville, TN.