LCF Republican WomenLCF Republican Women2017-10-20Speaker, Governor Pat McCrory joins us this evening for our 7th Biennial Gala. galaauctionvoterepublicancampaignnorthcarolina. 📸 Kelly Keefer https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22637592_975007299306013_8093715979248336896_n.jpg2017-10-20
Liam RLiam R2017-10-20"Why should we legalize pot?" Well because things like tobacco and alcohol are legal and tobacco causes 450,000 deaths every year. Alcohol causes around 200,000. And pot? 0. "Well it kills braincells!" You are partially correct. It only kills brain cells if you are under 25 and your brain is not fully developed. "it must be bad because it's illegal for a reason!" In 1929, a man called Harry Anslinger was put in charge of the Department of Prohibition in Washington, D.C. But alcohol prohibition had been a disaster. Gangsters had taken over whole neighborhoods. Alcohol — controlled by criminals — had become even more poisonous.
So alcohol prohibition finally ended — and Harry Anslinger was afraid. He found himself in charge of a huge government department, with nothing for it to do. Up until then, he had said that cannabis was not a problem. It doesn’t harm people, he explained, and “there is no more absurd fallacy” than the idea it makes people violentBut then — suddenly, when his department needed a new purpose — he announced he had changed his mind.
He explained to the public what would happen if you smoked cannabis.
First, you will fall into “a delirious rage.” Then you will be gripped by “dreams... of an erotic character.” Then you will “lose the power of connected thought.” Finally, you will reach the inevitable end-point: “Insanity.”
Marijuana turns man into a “wild beast.“ If marijuana bumped into Frankenstein’s monster on the stairs, Anslinger warned, the monster would drop dead of fright. "Well that's not entirely correct but he was kinda correct!" No he wasn't at all. Scientists did research about it and found out that cannabis was harmless. But Richard Nixon(being president at the time) didn't believe it. He said the war on drugs had to continue. And to this day law enforcement still lies to children about marijuana. It's sad.
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