WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 24 — How do you overthrow a democracy? Put the country to sleep. It’s not hard to do. In fact, the progressive socialists in DC — most notably our “drug-dealer-in-chief,” Joe Biden — have already initiated the process; they are promising young voters that “sleeping pills” — popularly known as marijuana — will be legalized.
In his own words, in advance of the midterm elections, President Biden recently declared that: “First, I am announcing a pardon of all prior Federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana … Second, I am urging all Governors to do the same with regard to state offenses … Third, I am asking the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General to initiate the administrative process to review expeditiously how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.”
This, despite the fact that his own Centers for Disease Control [CDC] warns that the use of marijuana has a severe impact on people who use and abuse it:
- Recent research estimated that approximately 3 in 10 people who use marijuana have marijuana use disorder. For people who begin using marijuana before age 18, the risk of developing marijuana use disorder is even greater.
- Marijuana use directly affects the brain, specifically the parts of the brain responsible for memory, learning, attention, decision-making, coordination, emotion, and reaction time.
- Long-term or frequent marijuana use has been linked to increased risk of psychosis or schizophrenia in some users.
Meanwhile, the National Institutes of Health [NIH] published a report in August that showed the use of marijuana is on the rise at an alarming rate. In 2011, the NIH says 17% of young adults were using the drug; by 2021 usage rose to an all-time high of 43% among that age group.
But, perhaps the most chilling news was provided by The Hill: that the use of marijuana is growing at an unprecedented number among voting age citizens. “In the next few years, we should see [the share of all adults who said they had tried marijuana] crossing 50 percent,” said Lydia Saad, director of U.S. social research for Gallup. “When the polling organization first posed the question, in 1969, only 4 percent of adults said they had ever used cannabis.
Cannabis advocates rejoiced this month when President Biden announced he would pardon all Americans convicted of simple marijuana possession under federal law. As many as five more states are poised to join the recreational marijuana movement after the midterms. Recreational marijuana could transform cannabis culture in North and South Dakota and Arkansas, states where only 10 to 15 percent of adults use the drug now. Already, 19 states and the District of Columbia have recreational marijuana laws on the books. Should all five measures pass, ‘legalization would be the law for an estimated 49 percent of the U.S. population,’ said Paul Armentano, deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, in an email interview.”
The most recent unsettling news is that the marijuana peddlers are transitioning the use of marijuana from a harmful, illicit way to get high into some sort of every-day-treat like soda pop. In fact, the Jones Soda Co., says Forbes Magazine, is wasting no time in cashing in on new ways to get high. The company announced just last week “that it is expanding the company’s Mary Jones line of cannabis beverages with the California introduction of new marijuana-infused drinks in 16-ounce cans. The launch of the new super-sized cannabis beverages infused with 100 milligrams of THC, the most common psychoactive compound found in marijuana, follows the debut of the Mary Jones brand’s 12-ounce weed drinks earlier this year.”