War on Drugs Update for 2018


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 46 million drug arrests. What is the return on investment, ROI? Zero. Heroin in every small village in America. About 120 Americans die daily from heroin related overdose deaths

Cheerful news

30 states with MMJ. Eight 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. 150,000 full-time jobs in the industry, going to a quarter million as more stores open in 2018.

In 2018 Vermont and New Jersey will go full legal via the legislature. Michigan will go full legal via initiative referendum. Medical will go legal in Utah, Missouri and possibly Oklahoma via the ballot box in November.

In Congress we have about 230 votes in the house (based on our nose count) to employ the 10th amendment for all marijuana. We have about 75 in the Senate (nose count) to go to states’ rights for medical. Close to 60 in the senate for full recreational. No vote is expected, as Leadership won’t allow it, especially Chairman Goodlatte. And Chairman Grassley.

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 has endorsed HR 2020 which moves marijuana to schedule three.

The ballot issue in Missouri is expected to increase turn out by millennials to vote for marijuana. This may have the unintended consequence of more votes for Senator McCaskill.

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.)

(I forgot to include that Canada is going legalize, regulate, tax on July 1 this year]

Last, handout. 900,000 teen dealers. My analysis shows 18 r shot every day. IMHO, it is shameful that our country has a policy which gives teens a job option which causes 18 to be shot and or killed every day.

MOTIVATION:

My precious, seven-year-old grandson in six short years will have his first opportunity to sell marijuana in middle school. Denying him that job option has become my life‘s work.

Morning Sir,

Any button you can push in DC to allow the Congress to vote….our ending Fed, MJ prohibition will rock the world.

PS. I also left out that the recent poll shows 51% of Republicans across the country support legalize, regulate, tax

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