• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

War on Drugs Update for 2020

Background –

My 18 years experience as a street cop and Detective = WOD has been The most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery and Jim Crow.

1.2 trillion (local, state and federal) 50 years and 49 million drug arrests. What is the return on investment, ROI? Zero. Heroin in every small village in America. About 200 Americans die daily from a drug overdose of an illegal drug.

Cheerful news for 2021:

36 states with MMJ. 15 States plus DC with adult use. Direct Tax revenues at 2 billion. Police savings at 1 billion, as the police do not chase God’s green plant. 220,000 full-time jobs in the industry, going to a quarter million as more stores open in 2019.

In 2021 15 states have legalized, regulated and taxed marijuana. Oklahoma voted 57 to 43% for a robust MMJ program in June 2018.

7 states have de-felonized simple drug possession.  Oregon voted 58/42 for personal amounts of all drugs to be handled as a civil infraction beginning in 21.

In Congress we have about 300 votes in the House (based on our nose count) to employ the 10th amendment for all marijuana. We have about 64 in the Senate (nose count) to employ  states’ rights for the green plant.

Seven states have de-felonized simple possession of hard drugs, saving tax payers billions.

Regarding medical use, the ACLU along with the American Legion both support medical use. Repeating, the American Legion is on the same page as the ACLU on the issue of medical marijuana. The American Legion endorsed HR 2020 in 2017 which moves marijuana to schedule three.

The swiss government has agreed in principle to allow US citizens to obtain a long-term visa and enroll in their highly effective, life-saving heroin treatment program. (my initiative in 2017.)

Last, per US Govt. – 900,000 teen dealers. COP analysis shows 10 are shot every day. IMHO, it is shameful that our country has a policy which gives teens a job option which causes 10 to be shot and or killed every day.

2020 poll shows 56% of Republicans across the country support legalize, regulate, tax marijuana

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