Speak Up: Response to recent Speak Up on marijuana veto
Lawmakers’ attempt to override Gov. John Carney’s veto of a bill that would have legalized the use and possession of marijuana failed in the House of Representatives last month. The override of a governor’s veto would have required a three-fifths majority vote — support the legislation had already received in the House last month — though several representatives revoked their initial approval during the vote to override. During the session in the House chamber, Gov. Carney’s veto was upheld by a vote of 20-20, with one not voting.
Cannabis consumers deserve and demand equal rights and protections under laws that are currently afforded to the drinkers of a far more dangerous and deadly, yet perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised and even glorified as an all-American pastime — alcohol. Plain and simple! Legalize nationwide, federally now! It’s time for us, the majority of the people, to take back control of our national cannabis policy by voting out of office any and all politicians who very publicly and vocally admit to having an anti-cannabis, prohibitionist agenda! Time to vote ’em all out of office. Plain and simple. Politicians who continue to demonize cannabis, law enforcement officials who prefer to ruin people’s lives over cannabis possession rather than solve real crimes and who fund their departments’ toys and salaries with monies acquired through cannabis home raids, seizures and forfeitures, and so-called “addiction specialists” who make their income off of the judicial misfortunes of our citizens who choose cannabis — your actions go against the will of the people, and your days in office are numbered! Find new careers before you don’t have one. The people have spoken! Get on board with cannabis legalization nationwide or be left behind and find new careers. Your choice. — Brian Kelly