GANJA GRANNY sez ANYBODY COULD HAVE DONE IT!
GANJA GRANNY sez, Half a year is gone and many of us are still locked in a smoke filled closet.. Whatever you think you are doing it is not enough.. If you think you have done it all… THINK AGAIN! The place to demonstrate and bring Cannabis Awareness to the public is at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte and the Republican Convention in Florida. Will you be there??????Having fun, going to cannabis fueled festivals, concerts, marches, rally’s, you name it… is just that.. FUN!.. Why are we so intent on preaching to each other? Why are we so satisfied with the status quo?.. I keep watching, hanging back, observing the scene wondering whatever made me think, I could make a difference????? And then…. I remember Barbara Jackson and I remember why I thought it was so important. I think of all the people who have died because of their illness including Barbara, waiting for a legal hit.. or those who died because they were killed IN ACTION because of Cannabis( as in a police raid that can be deadly. I think of all the kids who have been busted for minor Marijuana violations. I think of all those doing serious time, more than a rapist , or a common thief..In some situations, more time, than a murderer… I think of the drug wars, the lives on both sides of the law that have been ruined or lost as a result of this senseless war on drugs…Everyday is a battle that has yet to be won. We cannot possibly give up, because we have come too far but what is it that will turn this around???.. What can we do to make a difference?????What is our goal and how can we achieve it. We do need the expertise of the larger reputable organizations who fight for us in every state and on a federal level..Actually a FEDERAL LEVEL is what we should be concentrating on..Federal Prohibition of Cannabis must end before we can throw a party and say.. Look what we did!I say We… because We is the only way we can do it..I came across this piece and decided to include it in my blog.. It is the first time I have seen in print what I believe will happen.. I believe, if reelected our President will make a drastic change, if not a perfect one regarding the war on drugs..
Is It Time to Scale Back the ‘War on Drugs’?
GQ and the Huffington Post report that, if re-elected, the Obama administration will change the current strategy in the “war on drugs.” Obama, who used marijuana and cocaine in his youth, has expressed that the approach to addressing drug abuse by strict enforcement and punishment alone does not work. However, federal authorities under his administration have cracked down on medical marijuana dispensaries across the country, even where their operations are legal under state law, leading many to question his commitment to changing drug enforcement policy.
Critics of the war on drugs say that it is actually making the problem worse. They argue that, by imprisoning small-time dealers and other low-level participants, authorities are breaking up impoverished families, dooming future generations to a similar fate. They say the government should spend fewer resources on the criminal aspect of drug use and more on the public health dimension, expanding treatment and rehabilitation. Some go as far to say marijuana should be legal, which could fill state coffers through taxes and regulation. However, others argue that calls for legalization and decriminalization are unrealistic and even dangerous, and that going soft on drugs will only lead to more use.
In the Meantime Ganja Granny sez This is a story about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it.
Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did.
Somebody got angry because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody knew that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realised that Somebody wouldn’t do it.
And Everybody blamed Somebody because Nobody did what Anybody could have done.