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Props To Lindsey Graham On Medical Marijuana

LIBERAL SENATOR GETS SOMETHING RIGHT … We have absolutely zero use for U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. He’s a fiscally liberal warmonger whose consistent advocacy on behalf of the “neoconservative” movement is bankrupting this nation.  And making us less safe. Still, when Graham does the right thing (which happens once or…

LIBERAL SENATOR GETS SOMETHING RIGHT …

We have absolutely zero use for U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. He’s a fiscally liberal warmonger whose consistent advocacy on behalf of the “neoconservative” movement is bankrupting this nation.  And making us less safe.

Still, when Graham does the right thing (which happens once or twice every six years), we feel obligated to report on it.  And to give credit where credit is due.

Earlier this week, Graham lent his support to a piece of legislation known as the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (or, CARERS) Act.  According to supporters of medical marijuana, this bill represents “the most comprehensive piece of medical cannabis legislation ever introduced in the U.S. Congress.”

Specifically, it would permit state medical marijuana programs to continue free from federal interference, move marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II of the government’s Controlled Substance Schedule and remove the marijuana compound Cannabidiol (CBD) entirely from the schedule.

These are positive steps … and we support them.  We’re also glad to see Graham support them, and would urge every member of South Carolina congressional delegation to join him.

Despite the scare tactics of jackboots in South Carolina like S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) chief Mark Keel, there is a growing awareness all along the political spectrum that medical marijuana provides real benefits to patients.  In fact we recently published a pair of guest columns highlighting those benefits (here and here).

This website has repeatedly argued on behalf of the full legalization of all drugs – for any purpose – arguing that government’s prohibition violates individual liberty (in addition to being a costly, deadly failure).

But wherever you stand on the issue of full legalization, shouldn’t a returning soldier coping with PTSD or a mother trying to ease her daughter’s rapid-fire seizures have access to medication that’s helped others in their situations?

We think so …

Unfortunately, Keel and others are standing in their way – neglecting their law enforcement duties to lobby against state legalization introduced by S.C. Senator Tom Davis and S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne that would ease these patients’ suffering.

Enough is enough …

These jackboots need to back off and stop carrying the water for Big Pharma.  Seriously: If elected officials as diametrically opposed on issues as Graham and Davis agree on this issue – it ought to be a no-brainer.

RAPID REACTION >>>

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17 comments

Flip March 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm

He just wants to make sure we focus all that war on drugs money to a war in the Middle East.

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Bible Thumper March 11, 2016 at 3:34 pm

On the other hand:
What other illegal activity are all those marijuana dealers going to turn to as marijuana is gradually legalized?

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Flip March 11, 2016 at 4:04 pm

If marijuana is legalized maybe they can legally grow it and legally sell it instead of selling a cartel’s supply?

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Bible Thumper March 11, 2016 at 4:06 pm

They would have to work too hard to compete in a lawful occupation.

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Flip March 11, 2016 at 4:11 pm

I don’t know about that, but you’d have to ask a Colorado pot dealer that one.

Nölff March 11, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Wat to go, Lindsay. (Gentle golf clapping)

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Winston Smith March 11, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Ohhhh yay!

Our masters are going to let the sick smoke a plant! Hallelujah!

I can smell the waves of freedom washing over us. They have finally relented and blessed weed for the sick!

USA! USA!

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Flip March 11, 2016 at 4:05 pm

They can smoke it, but they can’t inhale, nor can they enjoy it.

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MzGreenJeans March 11, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Far what what people knows the is a BIG step Here. Now If he can get others to see the same way.

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your poor brain cells... March 11, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Put down the pipe.

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MzGreenJeans March 11, 2016 at 6:20 pm

When you you get educated on what this wonderful plant can do for you.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 11, 2016 at 4:29 pm

A broken clock is right twice a day.
Nice that this one stopped at 4:20.

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Mai Thot March 11, 2016 at 9:49 pm

say it quick or this program will kick you off into the next story, like it or not.

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Miss Lindsey Pussy Ass March 11, 2016 at 9:50 pm

Fuck Graham.

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Cathy Stevens March 14, 2016 at 1:44 pm

Just wanted to say thanks so much for this great piece. As a mother of a child with seizures obviously I couldn’t agree more

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LoloCountry March 15, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Stupid people make stupid laws

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