Green Man: The people are always ahead of the government. It's sadly ironic that politicians are scared to go public with their support for reforming drug laws because it is they who are elected to make those very decisions!! A politician's constitutional duty is to make the big decisions that are beyond the power of average citizens, so to see them cower from that role is disappointing. However, it is nice that people like Rep. Polis are out there carrying the banner in Washington D.C. and to hear that support is growing rather than shrinking--the momentum is on our side. And, I am particularly proud that Rep. Polis is a fellow Coloradan.
Still, these politicians know the truth about marijuana and they are manipulating the issue to enable re-election from the people who are still in the dark about the true nature of marijuana. They are taking advantage of people who've been lied to for years about a fairly harmless plant. These are the older folks who were shown pure propaganda films claiming smoking marijuana will make you rape and murder people!! Seriously, rent the old movie, "Reefer Madness." It's a black and white movie made years ago to scare people into seeing marijuana as bad and corrupting.
It's time that the truth set us free. Shamans have benefited and lauded marijuana's properties for eons and we're foolish to ignore their expertise in regards to this miracle plant of healing and spiritual enlightenment. Demand freedom to partake in an herb that isn't just a "drug" but very much a spiritual key and giver of knowledge. Perhaps, that is the real reason that some politicians oppose marijuana reform--they are afraid of an educated populace that will challenge their authority and corrupt policies. This is the prohibition fight of our generation and we will prevail!!
~The Green Man has Spoken~