2016 Election: Party Platforms on Cannabis

If you are a one-issue voter, that issue being cannabis re-legalization, then the Libertarian Party gets your vote.  Given the opportunity the Libertarians would lead us to re-legalized cannabis.  What do we know about where the other two parties say they stand on this issue?

In the upcoming election party platform, the Democrats say, “Because of conflicting laws concerning marijuana, both on the federal and state levels, we encourage the federal government to remove marijuana from its list as a Class 1 Federal Controlled Substance, providing a reasoned pathway for future legalization.”

Well, I guess that’s better than a “fuck you.” You can find the complete, original post on the Dems HERE.

Now, over at Republican HQ, “Dale Jackson, a heating and air-conditioning man and father of an 8-year-old autistic son, flew up to the site of the Republican National Convention on Monday, to ask his party’s platform committee to endorse the use of medicinal marijuana where appropriate.

He wanted to take Georgia’s fight national.

Jackson found a delegate who would pitch the idea, but his luck ended there. The 112-member committee that is currently drafting policy positions for the 2016 presidential contest rejected it out of hand, by a voice vote of two-thirds or more.

The Repubs wont even discuss cannabis “where medically appropriate.” I apologize for my earlier kick at the Dems. So maybe it comes down to this — is this the election in which enough votes shift to the Libertarians making them national players, or is it more important to keep the racist, xenophobic bigot Donald Trump out of the White House, and importantly for cannabis, keep Chris Christie out of the Office of the Attorney General? This is today’s question. Discuss amongst yourselves and let’s hear what you think.

Complete original post on the Repub side is HERE.

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Author: DavidB

a heathen, but hopefully not an unenlightened one

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