The voter pamphlet indicates there is no opposition to Tacoma’s Initiative 1, which would lower emphasis of law enforcement in regards to marijuana offenses. Why should there be? Such offenses are against the law.
There is an increasingly dismissive attitude about the word illegal in this country. Our elected officials continue to parse words and inject words into the conversation, which has the effect of legitimizing issues that are in fact illegal.
Medical marijuana is a term floated around and eventually effective enough to make medical marijuana clinics a reality all over this country.
I know in some cases, marijuana can be prescribed by a doctor. I don’t believe that fact authorizes any local government to legitimize marijuana clinics, anymore than they should be allowed to legitimize sleeping pill clinics or penicillin clinics. Obviously, our elected officials are engaging in incremental efforts to legalize marijuana in order to justify its use and probably their own use.
How many potheads in the near future will follow alcoholics and other drug users down the path to social security disability for their addictions at the tax payers expense? Think of the consequences of enabling addicts.
You can make a difference by voting No on Tacoma Initiative 1.